We mentioned this change in policy in a dedicated blog post last spring, but now the day has come: starting November 1st, the basic ticket to enter the Colosseum and Fora (along with the Palatine Hill) will go from 12 to 16 Euros.
So it’s official: the Copernicus satellite system has declared this month of June the hottest ever recorded. Tourists who were in Rome in the past few weeks probably don’t need that kind of validation – they felt it on their skin! Everywhere we looked we saw visitors fanning themselves with maps of the city, resorting […]
One thing you can say about Rome, good food is mostly affordable and fresh.A lot of ingredients they use locally come from the very region of Rome, indeed.Think of the pecorino cheese you spread on top of pasta: those sheep were born and raised nearby.At local markets it won’t show any sheep, but that’s where […]
Exactly one month after Saint Nicholas’ Day, or Santa Claus’ ancestor, the Befana is on January 6. Italian kids will look forward to her coming once they are finished with their Christmas presents. By the way, the Befana is going to bring some thing to the good and less-than-good ones as well. Nobody knows where […]
Compared to other cities worldwide, Rome provides a very accommodating, free environment to all of its visitors. For instance, you can dress however you like, provided your clothing is modest enough when you visit local churches. If you’re a young mother, you can breastfeed in public – no one will bat an eyelid (if they […]