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  • Rome: Mind the dress codes

    They’re especially strict for visits to the Basilica di San Pietro and the Musei Vaticani: shorts, tank tops, and halter tops are taboo. Shoulders must be covered. Women should carry a scarf or shawl to cover bare arms if the custodians insist. Those who do not comply with the dress code are refused admittance.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 08, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • How to Eat Like a Local in Rome

    Rome is known for its simple, time-tested cuisine, but choosing a restaurant can be tricky. Many places catering primarily to tourists cut corners and compromise on tradition—it's easy to wind up in a dining room where your fellow customers all speak English, your waiter is smuggly indifferent (or cartoonishly fawning), and, the one unforgivable shortcoming, your food is second-rate. For a more authentic experience, check out the local favorites of our Rome-based restaurant reviewer.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 09, 2010 at 3:55:01 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • When to Go to Rome: A Reason for Every Season

    I have stood under the open "eye" of the Pantheon's dome in an April shower, watched a red summer moon rise over the Colosseum, shuffled through autumn leaves along the Tiber, and beheld the astounding sight of Rome's roofs under a blanket of snow. But when asked the best season for a trip to Rome, my immediate response is any time—as long as you know what to expect and plan accordingly.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 10, 2010 at 10:22:52 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Rome: Ask for the bill

    In Rome, the bill will not be brought until you ask for it. Unless otherwise written on the menu, service is included. However, it's customary to leave an additional 5%-10% tip for the waiter, depending on the quality of service.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 08, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Paris, London, Rome: 15 Quality Souvenirs to Remember Your Trip By

    Most major tourist destinations are teeming with gift shops full of cheap souvenirs. Unfortunately, these items don't usually succeed at capturing the essence of a destination for you. On the lookout for a meaningful souvenir? Try pairing your purchase with a unique experience that you're bound to remember long after your trip ends. For starters, here are some suggestions for fun and interesting experiences and souvenirs to be had in three of Europe's most visited capitals: Paris, London, and Rome.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 03, 2009 at 8:19:47 AM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: tours, Clothing, Where to Eat, marrakesh, novascotia, celebrities
  • Rome: Seek out the city's best stracciatella

    Traveling to Rome this summer? Beat the heat with a scoop or two of delicious gelato. The dessert's texture is dense but softer than hard ice cream because of the process by which it's whipped when freezing. A few common flavors are stracciatella (chocolate chip), caffè (coffee), nocciola (hazlenut), fragola (strawberry), and ciocolato (chocolate).... Related links...From Fodor's Rome: Rome's Best Gelato...From the forums: 4 Friends, 8 Days - An Easter Week in Rome Trip Report...

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 15, 2009 at 9:14:23 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Rome's Birthday is April 21st: A Celebration in Italian Phrases

    Whether this is your first visit to Roma or your fifteenth, you'll gain a deeper appreciation of the city, its citizens, and the endless possibilities it offers just by learning just a little of la bella lingua italiana.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on April 20, 2009 at 2:54:43 PM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Students, etiquette
  • Europe's Tiniest Nations

    Europe is home to some of the world's smallest countries....

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 18, 2007 at 11:58:59 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: cheese, Cheese, middleeast, Middle East, apps