Category: Rome

What are the Roman Forum SUPER Sites and How to Visit Them

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The SUPER sites of Rome consist of: These seven unique places are worth experiencing in Rome. They are located in either the Roman Forum or on Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum was the heart of ancient Rome’s public life. It was full of bustling markets, significant government buildings, and temples,… Read More

When Does the Colosseum Actually Open [2024]

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The Colosseum Awakens at 8:30 AM The Colosseum, an iconic symbol of ancient Rome, stands proud and resolute as the sun peeks over the horizon. Its ancient stones echo with the whispers of history, telling tales of gladiators, emperors, and spectacles that once captivated the masses. While the hustle and… Read More

Experiencing Sunday Mass in Rome, in English

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Rome, Italy, is filled with ancient history; ruins and structures dating back to Roman times sit around every corner. The Roman Forum, Colosseum, and the Pantheon are only some of the attractions people venture to Rome to see. Also, it’s hard to miss seeing the churches of Rome: there are… Read More

How to Recycle in Rome

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Practicing Roman Sustainability When visiting Rome, travelers and tourists must remember to keep the Eternal City clean. If you act sustainably during your trip, you’ll not only gain the respect of locals but you’ll also play a key role in keeping Rome’s amazing monuments, parks, and city streets preserved and… Read More

5 Italian Black Sand Beaches in Italy

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As one of the countries with the most active volcanoes in Europe, Italy boasts many beautiful black sand beaches throughout the country. We have compiled a list of 5 black sand beaches in Italy that you didn’t know existed! 1 Spiaggia Nere on Vulcano Island This island just north of… Read More

Ordering Pizza al Taglio in Rome

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No trip to Rome is complete without experiencing a staple of Roman food: “pizza al taglio.” This dish originated in Rome and can be found on almost every street. “Pizza al taglio” is pizza by the slice, paid for by weight, and translates to “cut pizza.” No worries if you… Read More

Emperor Nero

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7 fun facts and a brief look at Nero Depending on what you’ve heard about Nero, you might not think there can be any “fun facts” about him. But, you would be mistaken. Emperor Nero was the last emperor in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was born in A.D. 37, became… Read More

Nude Beaches in Italy

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When you think about Italy, you may think of beautiful Italian coastal beaches with picturesque hidden coves. But what you might not know is that there is nearly one nude beach in every coastal city in Italy. Italians hold very progressive views about nudity and sex, much more than Americans,… Read More

15 Fun Facts About Rome

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Rome captures the hearts of 7-10 million tourists every year. The Eternal City is bursting with history, art, and delicious food. Having been in the spotlight for centuries, you would think all of Rome’s secrets had been revealed. But there are lots of lesser-known details about the city that you may… Read More

Shakespeare in Italy

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6 Shakespearean plays that are set in Italy William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of all time. It is not clear if Shakespeare ever visited Italy during his lifetime however, many of his plays are based there. It’s interesting, then, that nearly a third of… Read More