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  • Rome Today

    Coming off the Autostrada at Roma Nord or Roma Sud, you know by the convergence of heavily trafficked routes that you are entering a grand nexus:... Read more

  • Top Attractions in Rome

    Constructed to honor all pagan gods, this best preserved temple of ancient Rome was rebuilt in the 2nd century AD by Emperor Hadrian, and to... Read more

  • Top Museums in Rome

    None other than the great Michelangelo would suffice to design the master plan for Rome's own collection of art and archaeological museums, which... Read more

  • Top Churches in Rome

    Every year, millions of pilgrims flock to the world's most important Catholic church, as art lovers marvel at Michelangelo's cupola, Bernini's... Read more

  • Rome Like a Local

    “When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Undoubtedly, the catch phrase may sound a bit clichéd, but locals themselves will even suggest this advice... Read more

  • Enjoying the Gilt: A Stroll Through the Baroque Quarter

    The most important clue to the Romans is their Baroque art—not its artistic technicalities, but its spirit. When you understand that, you'll... Read more

  • Trastevere: The Village Within the City

    Charming, cobblestoned Trastevere might be nicknamed the world's third-smallest nation (after the Vatican, No. 2). Staunchly resisting the tides... Read more

  • Rome of the Emperors: A Roman Forum Walk

    Taking in the famous vista of the Roman Forum from the terraces of the Capitoline Hill, you have probably already cast your eyes down and across... Read more

  • Rome with Kids

    There’s an ancient myth going around that says Rome isn’t family-friendly, especially those with small children. Don’t be fooled into thinking... Read more

  • Free and Almost Free

    Rome may be on the fast track to becoming one of the most expensive cities in Europe, however, in compensation, there is a slew of free and inexpensive... Read more

  • Romantic Rome

    Whether you're looking for love or hoping to rekindle the romance, there's no better place to do so than the Eternal City. Ah yes, it certainly... Read more

  • Piazza di Spagna

    Filled with lithe-limbed glamazons looking uber-smart and sporting sun-kissed complexions, the ultrachic zone along Via dei Condotti,Via Borgognona... Read more

  • Piazza Navona

    In Rome, shopping and sightseeing are often hard to separate from one another. This is especially fortissimo in the Baroque quarter around Piazza... Read more

  • Meet the Pope

    Piazza San Pietro is the scene of large papal audiences as well as special commemorations, masses, and beatification ceremonies. When he's in... Read more

  • Tips for the Vatican

    To enter the Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums), the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica di San Pietro you must comply with the Vatican's dress code... Read more

  • Tips on Touring the Vatican Museums

    Remember that the Vatican's museum complex is humongous—only after walking through what seems miles of galleries do you see the entrance to the... Read more

  • How do I find out what's going on this week?

    With its foot firmly in the 21st century, Rome has a pantheon of publications heralding its cultural events. For city-sponsored events, Rome’s... Read more

  • What time do people go out?

    Discoteche open after 10 pm, but punctuality isn’t important. The scene doesn’t heat up until later in the evening so never arrive before midnight... Read more

  • Fees and tickets

    Most clubs charge a cover charge, between €10 and €20, which often includes the first drink.... Read more

  • An Emperor Cheat Sheet

    OCTAVIAN, or Caesar Augustus, was Rome's first emperor (27 BC–AD 14). While it upended the republic once and for all, his rule began a 200-year... Read more

  • Three Coins and a Triton

    Who hasn't wanted to emulate Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, and Maggie McNamara in Three Coins in the Fountain—your Roman fountain fantasy will... Read more

  • Testaccio: Rome's New "Left Bank"

    After taking in the historic peace and quiet of the Aventine hill, switch lanes and head for the hip-hopping 'hood of Testaccio, especially on... Read more

  • Rock, Pop, and Jazz

    Local and smaller-act rock, pop, and jazz concerts are frequent in Rome, although big-name acts come through less frequently—almost exclusively... Read more

  • Opera Alfresco

    Opera buffs know that the best performances and most exquisite surroundings for opera are to be found at Milan's La Scala, Venice's newly reconstructed... Read more

  • Auditorium Parco della Musica

    Auditorium Parco della Musica. Rome grabbed a front-row seat on the world music scene in 2002 thanks to the futuristic, Renzo Piano–designed... Read more

  • Renting an Apartment in Rome

    The saying “Two’s company and three’s a crowd” definitely holds true in Roman hotel rooms. If you’re traveling with a larger group, consider... Read more

  • Refueling the Roman Way

    Staggering under the weight of a succession of three-course meals, you may ask yourself, how do the Romans eat so much, twice a day, every day?... Read more

  • Gelaterie: A National Obsession

    For many travelers, the first taste of gelato—Italian ice cream—is one of the most memorable moments of their Italian trip. Almost a cross between... Read more

  • Caffè: Rome's Best Coffeehouses

    Although Rome may not boast the grand caffè of Paris or Vienna, it does have hundreds of small places on pleasant side streets and piazzas to... Read more

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