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A World Apart: Rome’s English Cemetery

A World Apart: Rome’s English Cemetery

England’s 19th-century love affair with Italy has left a legacy in cemeteries across the country. Not all English visitors went home to die. Thus Florence, Livorno, Naples and Rome are Italian cities that boast a Cimitero degli Inglesi. At rest abroad Each warrants a visit, but don’t expect to find a little exclave of England. » Read more

Romantic hotels in Rome where every day is Valentine’s Day

Romantic hotels in Rome where every day is Valentine’s Day

Even on the continent that invented romance, few cities rival Rome when it comes to creating or fostering amore. The Eternal City is chock-full of quiet lanes for strolling, pasta dishes for sharing, and covert corners for stealing kisses. But any good lover knows that a romantic getaway isn’t complete without a love nest. Here are » Read more

Rome: A blowout fantasy day in the Eternal City (with cheapo alternatives)

Rome: A blowout fantasy day in the Eternal City (with cheapo alternatives)

Usually I’m trying to find the very best bargains here at EuroCheapo. But occasionally, I try and imagine what it would be like to be flush with cash in the beautiful city of Rome. While I’m a bargain hunter at heart, the idea of exploring the luxury side of Rome gets me a teeny-tiny bit » Read more

Rome Transportation Strikes: A survival guide

Rome Transportation Strikes: A survival guide

Public transportation strikes are extremely common in Rome (there was one just a fortnight ago). They usually get called with a couple of days notice and have the potential to disrupt even the most carefully laid travel plans. But you can avoid the headaches of “scioperi” (strikes) by keeping an eye out for upcoming strikes » Read more

Rome: 5 cheap hotel locations that will make you scream “Ciao Bella!”

Rome: 5 cheap hotel locations that will make you scream “Ciao Bella!”

When choosing the right place to stay on a budget in expensive cities like Rome, location sometimes takes a back seat to price. This isn’t always a great strategy, however. While a far-flung hotel may be initially inexpensive, if its location is inconvenient, you may end up spending too much money (or time) on transportation. » Read more

Resolutions in Rome: Day trips, concerts, cooking school and more in 2013

Resolutions in Rome: Day trips, concerts, cooking school and more in 2013

Looking back on 2012, I realize that it was a big year for me in Rome. I married my Italian fiancée and became an Italian resident, visited exotic foreign destinations like Paris, Malaysia, Amsterdam and Vatican City (hey – it’s technically a country!) and ate a lifetime’s worth of Mozzarella del Buffalo. In April, I » Read more

Rome for the Holidays: Christmas markets, nativity scenes and midnight mass

Rome for the Holidays: Christmas markets, nativity scenes and midnight mass

Rome is a great place to visit in the holiday season. Thanks to the mild winter temperatures, the city stays vibrant and alive even during the coldest months of the year. There is something magical about strolling along the cobbled streets in the evening, eating chestnuts and admiring the lights strung up around the historical » Read more

Rome: Eataly opens its largest gourmet food shop yet

Rome: Eataly opens its largest gourmet food shop yet

Foodies take note – a gourmet paradise has recently opened in Rome. Eataly, the world’s largest wine and food market has set up shop in a disused air terminal a short walk from Piramide Metro station (Metro B). There are a couple of other Eataly’s around the world (including one in NYC), but the one » Read more

Rome: Three reasons to love Testaccio

Rome: Three reasons to love Testaccio

A short stroll from Piramide (Metro Line B), Testaccio is one of the most vibrant, yet under-rated neighborhoods in Rome.  A hub of pubs, late-night clubs, markets and cute specialty shops, there is plenty to see and do in this historical part of the city. While tourists flock to Trastevere and squish into bars around the » Read more

Rome: 4 kosher restaurants in Rome’s Jewish quarter

Rome: 4 kosher restaurants in Rome’s Jewish quarter

The historical Jewish Quarter of Rome is a bustling neighborhood a short walk from Lago Argentina. The area was historically a ghetto, separated from the rest of Rome by large walls and strict curfews. To this day the small streets and enclosed piazzas give the area an intimate feel you won’t find in many other » Read more

Rome: 4 favorite vintage clothing shops

Rome: 4 favorite vintage clothing shops

By Sarah Tighe in Rome— There are some drawbacks to shopping for vintage threads in Rome. The vintage shops can be inconsistently priced and home to impressive amounts of dust. But there are advantages too – look hard enough between the tightly packed shelves and you’ll find some really interesting pieces – often designer. Want » Read more

Rome: 5 vegetarian restaurants for a great (meatless) meal

Rome: 5 vegetarian restaurants for a great (meatless) meal

By Sarah Tighe in Rome— It’s no secret that Italians love meat. The most famous Italian dishes (lasagne, tortellini) are as carnivorous as they are delicious. But Italy is far more vegetarian-friendly than you’d expect. According to the European Union of Vegetarians, around 10% of Italians are vegetarian – the highest percentage in Europe. In » Read more

Rome at Christmas: Holiday events in 2011

Rome at Christmas: Holiday events in 2011

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— With Christmas fast approaching, Romans are getting into gear spreading the holiday cheer. While you won’t see any street-corner Santas in Rome, that doesn’t mean Mamma Roma is a Grinch. The city has a long list of festive holiday activities, and almost all are free! Here’s a quick overview of » Read more

Panini in Rome: How to find and order the best sandwiches

Panini in Rome: How to find and order the best sandwiches

By Nicole Arriraga in Rome— When it comes to eating lunch in Rome, there are several cheap options, the most common of which are grabbing some pizza al taglio and panini. Back in the States, everyone is crazed over the panini “concept.” However to Italians, panini are just plain old sandwiches! Whatever you think, panini » Read more

Rome Concert Schedule: Free and cheap concerts in November

Rome Concert Schedule: Free and cheap concerts in November

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Music lovers traveling to Rome can always find a cool venue to check out whether they’re into “cover band” music, rock and roll, jazz, or even swing. Even better, quite often these live music performances will cost you little or nada. Here’s a list of some cool concerts happening in » Read more

Rome: A practical guide to Rome’s bus and metro system

Rome: A practical guide to Rome’s bus and metro system

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Traveling about Rome can be an adventure at times. With over 100 bus lines, tram routes and two metro lines, it’s no wonder that maneuvering Rome’s public transit system can leave a visitor utterly confused. As many visitors are only stopping through Rome for a short while, there’s no real » Read more

Rome: What to do on rainy days in Rome

Rome: What to do on rainy days in Rome

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and the last place you want to be when traveling is stuck outside in the rain. When it’s raining like mad in Rome, you don’t want to be hanging out in the middle of the Roman forum, as there’s nowhere to » Read more

Rome Outdoor Movies: Catch a flick “al fresco”

Rome Outdoor Movies: Catch a flick “al fresco”

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— During the summer nearly all the locals in Rome enjoy wining and dining all’aperto. As most restaurants (and apartments) in Italy don’t have air conditioning, many residents prefer dining outdoors in a lovely piazza or going for drinks with friends along the banks of the Tiber River. Another activity that » Read more

Make a Splash in Rome: Best pools to beat the heat

Make a Splash in Rome: Best pools to beat the heat

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— When the “going gets hot” in the Ancient City, the (untough) locals and tourists get going—to escape the sweltering heat in seaside towns like Ostia and Fregene. That’s because Rome doesn’t offer many options to escape the steaming sun. Yes, the city is, um, overflowing with tempting waterworks, but the Trevi Fountain, the fountains at Piazza » Read more

Rome: The 5 most romantic spots in town

Rome: The 5 most romantic spots in town

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— When most travelers think of romantic cities, their thoughts head straight for Paris. Stealing a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower or ducking into an intimate café to gaze into each other eyes is indeed priceless. But not so fast, Paris! There’s also an endless supply of romantic » Read more

Rome: How to spend the day in Trastevere

Rome: How to spend the day in Trastevere

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Rome wasn’t built in a day… and you certainly can’t uncover all of its treasures in a day, either. But something you can do is uncover the city’s beauties neighborhood by neighborhood, devoting a day to each one. Which better neighborhood to start off with than the charming quartiere of » Read more

Rome: 10 things to do for less than €10

Rome: 10 things to do for less than €10

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Even though Rome is fast becoming one of the most expensive cities in Europe, there are still plenty of memorable things to do that won’t put a big strain on your budget. Here are my top ten Roman activities that cost less than €10. 1. Galleria Borghese: €8.50 Piazzale del » Read more

Rome: Understanding the city’s street signs

Rome: Understanding the city’s street signs

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Finding your bearings in Rome can at first be tricky. You’ll probably get lost, and those buses can be hard to figure out. Even understanding the street signs can be a bit of a challenge. The first time I ventured about Rome on foot, I remember struggling to even find » Read more

Rome: Finding movies in English (and what to know before you go)

Rome: Finding movies in English (and what to know before you go)

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Tourists may not feel inclined to spend a night at the movies when visiting Rome. This is partially because of the language barrier (most films in Italy, especially big American blockbusters, are dubbed from English to Italian) and also because you’re probably too busy seeing the sights. Seeing a film » Read more

Rome: 5 rules for shopping in a Roman grocery store

Rome: 5 rules for shopping in a Roman grocery store

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome— Cheapos looking to save a buck or two during their trip to Rome can certainly save some money by buying food at the local neighborhood supermercato. If you have access to a kitchen during your stay, you can obviously save big on meals. Even if you don’t have cooking facilities, » Read more