The Essential Guide to Rome’s MAXXI Museum

Entrance of the maxxi museum

You don’t have to be a fan of ancient history to fall in love with Rome. The food, wine, people, and romantic atmosphere are sure to capture your heart no matter what. But of course, if you were looking for a museum to pass the afternoon in, where should you go?  The Vatican and the […]

Complete Guide to the Borghese Gallery: Must-See and Hidden Gems

Borghese-gallery-apollo-e-defne-hall

It’s hard to plan a trip to Rome and not see amazing art. The whole city being an open-air museum, you are sure to catch a glimpse of several masterpieces. But which museums in Rome should you visit? While the Vatican City Museums and Capitoline Museums are top options, we recommend you don’t skip the […]

Complete Guide to the Rome Capitoline Museums (With Hidden Gems)

Capitoline Museum artwork in Rome

One of the first places you’ll stumble upon when you visit Rome is most likely the Piazza Campidoglio. Michelangelo designed this round piazza, which is marked by the looming statues of Castor and Pollux. Here you’ll find Rome’s famous town hall, but also two palazzi that make up the Rome Capitoline Museums. It is referred […]

An Art Historian’s Guide to the Best Art Museums in Rome

Statue the Rape of Persephone by Bernini.

It could take a lifetime to visit all of the art museums in Rome. In fact, the Italian capital has hundreds of museums, from those owned by the State, those managed by the city, those still belonging to noble families of Rome, and then of course the Vatican. The art you can admire in Rome […]

The Best 6 Things to Do in Rome on a Rainy Day

St. Peter's Basilica on a rainy day in Rome

While staying in bed and ordering in may sound tempting, think again—there are many great ways to spend a rainy day in Rome. Although Rome is known for its great weather and sunny days, autumn and spring can bring pouring rain. And let’s face it: walking along slippery cobblestone roads on a rainy day isn’t […]

What to Do and Where to Eat on Sundays in Rome

A walk through Trastevere is the perfect plan for a Sunday in Rome.

Sundays are the perfect day to embrace the Italian way of “il dolce far niente”—the sweetness of doing nothing—so relax and enjoy the slower pace of this laid-back day.  Rain or shine, Sunday is the ultimate day to rest in Rome. Passionate soccer fans head to the Stadio Olimpico to catch a match, families enjoy […]

The 5 Christmas Markets in Rome You Need to Visit in 2019

Christmas market in Piazza Navona in Rome

Christmas is a fabulous time of year to be in Rome.  The streets of the historic center are beautifully decorated, the smell of roasted chestnuts fills the air and holiday gift giving is in full swing. Giant Christmas trees fill the piazzas (one of the most anticipated being the Netflix-sponsored tree in Piazza Venezia). And […]

The Essential Itinerary for a Perfect 3 Days in Rome

The Colosseum is a must during 3 days in Rome.

If you’ve only got 72 hours in Rome, you’ll want to make every second count.  You’re planning a trip to Italy and want to see all the bel paese has to offer. That means you’ll be hopping around from one town to the next to get in as much sightseeing as possible!  While 3 days […]

8 Envy-Inducing Instagrammable Spots in Rome

The Ponte Milvio bridge is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome, especially at sunset.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to see that the Eternal City is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.  You’ve got your ancient palazzos, centuries-old piazzas, artistic masterpieces, Basilica domes and classic Roman rooftops all under the same pink-tinted skies. Get your cameras ready and head to these eight picture-perfect Instagrammable […]

The Essential Itinerary for a Perfect 5 Days in Rome

A self-guided walking tour in Rome would be incomplete without a wander through Trastevere.

No city in the world merges the ancient with the modern quite like Rome does.  With thousands of years of history under its belt, a whole lifetime wouldn’t be enough to explore every cobblestone, church, bridge, garden and ancient palazzo of Italy’s capital. But by spending five days in Rome, you can get a pretty […]

Hidden Rome: Inside Rome’s Ponte Milvio Neighborhood

The Ponte Milvio bridge in Rome was just one of many bridges around the world that was covered in "love locks" at one time or another.

Take a break from Rome’s touristic areas and explore a hidden gem only the Romans know about. Do a quick Google search and let us know if it doesn’t seem like the only attractive areas in Rome are the historic center, Testaccio, Monti and Trastevere. Sure, they’re the beating heart of the city, but there […]

The 7 Essential Things to Do in Rome (and 3 NOT to Do!)

Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome

Rome has over 900 hundred churches, fifty monumental fountains, seven famous hills, and countless works of art.  We haven’t even gotten to all the different kinds of pasta and wine and pizza and gelato to try yet. There is a famous saying about Rome that goes Rome, one lifetime is not enough (Roma, non basta […]

6 Parks and Green Spaces in Rome You Have to See to Believe

sunset view from the Parco Savello in Rome

Part of what makes Rome such a beautiful and distinctive city are the marble monuments and pastel-colored palazzos but there are plenty of green spaces too. The cartoonish maritime pine trees are just as characteristically Roman as the Colosseum. Take a break from pounding the cobblestones and chill in one of these six parks & […]