The celebrations for the end of the year are upon us! However, before we get to that part of December where Christmas decorations are ubiquitous and traditional cakes are everywhere you look, tempting you into gaining a pound (or three), you’ve still got the chance to taste something that is as quintessentially Italian, Roman even, […]
Things to do in Rome
Whether you’ve already visited Rome or you’re still in the planning phases of your holiday, “Roscioli” is a name that should sound immediately familiar. You must have read about it in guide books, passed by it on Via dei Giubbonari, or even eaten there – there’s no doubt that this Roman family has built an empire […]
Those planning to visit during shoulder season, which begins this month, can add one more extra activity to their list of must-do’s in Rome: the Roma Jazz Festival is on for the whole of the month. With dozens of concerts across multiple venues (mainly the Auditorium Parco della Musica in the Flaminio district, but Casa […]
Here at From Home to Rome, we are lucky to be partnering with several prominent professionals in the hospitality & tourism sector: tour guides, academics, chefs, local historians, linguists, food experts and many more! And they’re all willing to help you build a unique experience of the city, avoiding the pitfalls and cliches of “postcard […]
Chianti, Prosecco, Franciacorta, Barbera, Lambrusco: these are just some of the great wines produced in Italy, all of them available to buy in your own country.
When you travel to Italy, it’s only natural to want to try them: they’re cheaper, they’re readily available, they’re, well, excellent!
While bookshops are the kind of store that are typically more useful to expats than the average tourist, people’s travel customs have changed dramatically over the last few years, and so some of you out there may be wondering just where some English-language books are located in the city to fill up on unusual travel […]
Rome has a long and layered musical tradition: part of it is the offshoot of barcarole, boat songs that can be considered the local equivalent to the… Delta blues, with their roots in ancient Rome’s music; another key element to the scene is the influence of early rock musicians Romans were exposed to after the […]
Way back when gelato didn’t invade our every thought (because it didn’t exist!) and we weren’t obsessed with finding all the most incredible taste combinations in the city, Romans had other ways to keep themselves from going crazy because of the heat. The main one included eating lots of grattachecca. Which, luckily for us, hasn’t […]
When you visit Rome you’re already aware that the same ticket allows you entrance to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill: it’s widely advertised and it features prominently on most travel guides. What not everybody knows, on the other hand, is that the same type of deal exists for other museums… which is what this […]
The city of Rome has launched a new project aimed at bringing more visitors to the area of the Circus Maximus. As big as imposing as it is, many tourist fail to see what the big deal is about the stadium. Or, they used to. Launched at the beginning of this month, the Circo Maximo […]