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  • Rome the capital, the population: 2,753 miliones
    Rome is the capital of Italy but also the capital of the province of Rome and the region of Lazio. It was founded on 21April 753, covers the area of 1.285 km² and has the population of 2,753 miliones inhabitants. In Rome there are many foreigners who have residence here. It is the seat of all the foreign embassies. Every year a lot of demonstrations and various events take place. The temperature is very humid with light rains during the year, the traffic is busy in the urban areas. The Roman people are very good hearted and sociable. Rome is also the seat of the football clubs AS-Roma -AS Lazio
  • How to reach Rome centre from Fiumicino Airport
    How to reach Rome centre from Fiumicino AirportThe easiest way how to reach Rome Termini from Fiumicino Airport is to take public buses Terravision, Shuttle, Tirren for the price of € 5-7, you can also take train Leonardo Express, it costs € 14. There is also the possibility to go by taxi ( €48 for 4persons until the Termini Station) but ask before if the driver applies fixed price otherwise they can make you pay you more after you arrive to your destination. Pay attention on drivers who do not have the licence.
  • minutes
    Even if it can seem strange for you but that is the way how the Romans eat breakfast in the morning. From 7 o´clock in the morning the bars of the capital welcome people who just stay a few minutes there, just to drink coffee, cappuccino or eat a croissant. It is also very common to meet friends in the bar or invite them for a coffee. The price of this breakfast without sitting at the table is usually €1,60
  • Public service tickets in Rome
    For using the public service in Rome, it is necessary to buy the tickets. The choice of the ticket depends on the length of the stay and the use of it: 100 minutes ticket: 1,50 € , 24hours tickets: 6 €, 3days ticket: 16,50 €, 7days ticket: 24 €. The tickets can be used in all the means of transport (underground, tram, bus) and it is also possible to go to the seaside with them.They are not valid for the journeys to Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. If you do not have the ticket, you can be fined up to €100, if you pay the fine immediately, it is only € 50. From this reason we recommend not to travel without the tickets.
  • Roma Pass: valid 3 days and costs € 38.50
    Roma Pass includes the possibility to visit 2museums completely free of charge, recommended are Colosseo and Galleria Borghese, on top of it you get discount in other museums. With this card you can also travel for free for 3days with all the means of transport (tram, underground, bus) and go to the seaside too. The journeys to Ciampino and Fiumicino airport are not the part of Roma Pass. When going to Ciampino, it is recommended to go to underground Anagnina and when going to Fiumicino to travel to Fiera di Roma. Our advice: Buy Roma Pass when you come to Rome for 3 days, plan to visit plenty of museums and travel a lot.
  • Things you should not do when you are in Rome
    1.Don´t buy fakes by the street traders, you can be fined. 2. Ask before you take the photo with the gladiator, if you want the photo, you have to pay. 3. If you take the taxi, wait for the cars that have a licence, otherwise you risk that the drivers make you pay more money. 4. Avoid the restaurants in touristic areas, the price and the quality of food can be a bad surprise for you. 5. Attention at the stalls that sell everything, they have higher prices. 6. Don´t enter into the churches, especially in Vatican, with the clothes that show your shoulders or legs. 7.Don´t throw money in any fountain that you see, only in Trevi Fountain. 8. Don´t book the accommodation in a hotel in the perifery of Rome or far away from the centre if you don´t want to spend a lot of money for public transport. 9. Don´t buy the water in bottles, Rome is full of public fountains with fresh and potable water. 10. Don´t stay near the monuments when having a snack otherwise you can be fined.
  • City Tax, Rome € 3.50 a days
    Since the 01.09.2014 all tourists who stay in the accommodation facilities in Rome have to pay the city tax of € 3.50 a person a day until the maximum stay of 10days. Children up to 10years do not have to pay the city tax. In many European capitals the city tax is paid, local administratives use it to pay the service, provide the information and guarantee the security of the tourists.
  • Public service internet connection through WIFI
    In Rome as in many other cities you will find the internet connection for free, but it is not so frequent as in other European cities. However the bars and restaurants have the wifi connection that allows you by using the password to connect to the internet. So take your computer or ipad with you
  • Pay attention at the pickpockets in the underground
    Pay attention at the pickpockets in the underground, on the bus and in the tram, in crowded places, Colosseum, in the squares crowded with tourists. It is said that 3500persons are ready to steal. Put money and valuable things in a safe place, don´t leave them in the bags on your back, they are very easy to open. Sometimes people that don´t seem are the real professionists. To the robberies it usually comes in the means of transport and in crowded places where is a lot of confusion.
  • Speed limits on the Italian roads
    The road in Italy is very good but expensive. The payment is directed by the motorway toll, every 100km you have to pay 10 or 12EUR. The maximum speed is 130km on the motorway, in the case of fog or rain it is reduced to 110km. On the main street outside the town the allowed speed is 110km, on the secondary street outside the town the maximum speed is 90km. In the centre it is allowed to drive until 50km. Autovelox which limit the speed are often present. The allowed amount of alcohol is 0,5 g/l which equalls to 1glass of beer
  • Where to do shopping in Rome
    Where to do shopping in RomeIf you do not mind to spend money, you will find the best shops in the centre in Via Veneto, Via Nazionale and Via Margutta. But in Rome there are also shops where you can buy things and save money. In this case we recommend Via Tuscolana, shopping Centre Roma Est (30minutes from the station), Parco Leonardo near Fiumicino, Sunday market Porta Portese, shops Auchan or Panorama. In these places you can do shopping for good prices.
  • Sunday Market Porta Portese in Rome
    Sunday Market Porta Portese in RomeThis big market takes place every Sunday from 5 to 14 in the quarter Trastevere. Here you can buy a lot of goods for very low prices. Appasionate customers can find here things which are not possible to buy in common shops. After the success of Porta Portese a new market in quarter Prenestino has been opened.
  • metro
    As many of you know Rome has only 2lines of underground A, B, the line C is being built. But the city of Rome has numerous other means of transport (trams, buses, trains). In Rome it is easy to arrive everywhere. But you have to be patient because there is a very busy traffic. For more information look at www.atac.roma.it
  • Numbers to call in emergency¨
    These are some numbers of emergency. Municipal police 06 67691 POLICE Emergency 113 CARABINEERS Emergency 112 FIREMEN Emergency 115 FINANCE GUARD 117 EMERGENCY ROAD SERVICE 116 Municipality of Rome-office information 060606 or 060608 TAXI SERVICE 063570
  • Losing of documents, credit cards or keys
    In case you get robbed of identity documents, credit cards, telephones or home keys it is necessary to carry out the following things: 1) Block the credit card, 2) Announce it to the police, In case you do not have a valid document for returning to your country, you have to go to the embassy before and there they issue a temporary identity´s declaration for you. After it you can go to the police that will tell you to make new documents as soon as you return to your country. Only the embassy of your country can confirm your identity, which is necessary for your check in at the airport.
  • Cheap flight ticket www. Wizzair.com
    The flight society Wizzair connects with a lot of week flights your country with Rome. The flights are cheap but it is necessary to buy the ticket at least 2months before your departure. You can ask us how to seek for a cheap flight and we will find that one which will suit your requests.
  • How to give tips
    It is not obligatory but it is a nice custom to leave a tip to a waiter who serves you well. We recommend to give the tip depending on your generosity and possibility. However the tip leaves a nice record and it is the way how to get rid of small coins, value the service and courtesy of the waiter.
  • Information and prices of some products
    Information and prices of some productsCappuccino: € 1,00€ , Croissant €:0,80 , Tea, €1,50 ; Fruit Juice €1,80; Ice cream € 2,00 ; Spaghetti alla carbonara (bacon and eggs) € 6,00 ; Lasagna €.7,00 ; Spaghetti frutti di mare (sea food) €10.00; Starters €8,00 ; Beef steak €14,00; Pizza from €5,00 to €.8,00 according to the type; Mineral water 1 lt €2,00; Bottle of wine 0,750 €12,00; Bottle of Italian beer € 3,00; It is recommended to look at the menu before you enter the restaurant
  • Supermarkets and grocery shops in Rome from 08 to 20 p.m
    Supermarkets and grocery shops in RomeIn Rome there are many supermarkets and grocery shops where you can buy products which are sometimes cheaper than in your country. In order to save the money you should always look for the offers of the day. In the centre the shops are not so large because of the problem with space but very famous are the markets which are opened from 7.00 till 14.00 and where you can buy nearly everything from fish, meat to fruit and vegetable. The prices are very convenient in comparison with the shops´ prices.
  • From Rome to Naples-200km in only 1hour and 10minutes
    It is possible to go by train from Rome to Naples in only 1hour and 10minutes and spend a nice day visiting this splendid city and eating an excellent pizza. It is recommended to take the train at 8 in the morning and come back at 20 in the evening. The return ticket costs € 69.00. Trenitalia makes a lot of offers when you come the same day. Contact us for more information.
  • Going to the seaside: Ostia, Anzio,only 40 minutes
    The seaside is only a few kilometres far from Rome. All the tourists who want to spend some days at the seaside can go by the underground and train to Lido Ostia. You can use the same ticket as for public transport in Rome. For those who want to see nicer beaches, there is the possibility to go to Anzio or Nettuno(1hour from Rome)
  • Toilets public for free in Rome
    In Rome the toilets pub are maintained by AMA, they are found in all the historical centre, for example Piazza del Colosseo - Via Valle delle Camene - Villa Celimontana - Piazza S. M. Liberatrice (Testaccio)- Piazzale Garibaldi (Gianicolo) - Piazza di Spagna - Via Zanardelli (Piazza Navona) - Salita del Pincio - Piazza di Porta Maggiore - Piazza di Porta San Giovanni. In the bar it is common to have something to eat or drink before you go to the toilet.
  • Fountains with potable water in Rome, around 2000
    The fountains in Rome demonstrate the big passion of Romans for the public water, from the aqueducts until the spa. There are 2000fountains from small to bigger in all the Rome. They are works of well known sculpturers or architects and have an antique history. There are these antique and artistic but also those more simple, named NASONI because of the characteristic form from which you can drink fresh potable water of excellent quality.
  • From Rome to Florence-250km in only 1hour and 30minutes
    It is possible to go by train from Rome to Florence in only 1hour and 30minutes and spend a nice day visiting this splendid city.. It is recommended to take the train at 8 in the morning and come back at 20 in the evening. The return ticket costs € 69.00. Trenitalia makes a lot of offers when you come the same day. Contact us for more information.
  • Sockets for electrical device in Italy
    In Italy there are universal two or three-pin plugs, so you can use your computer, phone or camera battery chargers and other electrical device without any problem. Electrical current 210/220 Volt is applied
  • Distributors of fuel in Italy
    In Italy there are numerous oil companies that provide fuel, the most known are ESSO ,AGIP ,TAMOIL. The price of petrol is € 1,70/lt, diesel € 1,60/lt. Widespread are also distributors of LPG( € 0,80/lt). The prices are usually similar among the various companies. The fuel can be more expensive at the petrol pumps on the motorways and right in the centre. Self.service is also available
  • Leave valuable things at home-jewellery, necklace, watch
    We recommend not to take the valuable things as watches, necklaces or golden bracelets on your trip to Rome. You risk that you lose them or you can get robbed. Try to replace them by simple things that don´t have such a value
  • Bring comfortable shoes with you
    We recommend to take comfortable shoes for your trip to Rome. To see all the monuments you will have to walk long hours. To avoid coming in the evening tired and with your aching feet, leave elegant shoes at home and bring your old comfortable shoes. You will see that we tell the truth.
  • Pay attention at the pedestrian crossing in Rome
    Pay attention to cross the street, try to do it only where there is a pedestrian crossing. A lot of motorbikes drive very quickly through the city without paying attention on the pedestrians. Many times you will find the cars who have parked at the pedestrian crossing, so be careful.
  • Official meaning of S P Q R
    There are two official versions of the acronym S.P.Q.R., both with the same meaning. The first is S.P.Q.R.: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus. This is the version more commonly widespread. The second version is S.P.Q.R.: Senatus Populus Quiritium Romanus Letteralmente: the senate is roman folk of Quirities. In the metaphorical sense it indicates the roman nation together, in political as well as in military relation.
  • Red Cross Italian Emergency Service 118
    In all the Italy the number of emergency is 118. Italian Red Cross is a company caring for transport of ill people, First Aid, Sanitary Service of Urgency and Emergency, ambulances of resuscitation with anaesthesia and resuscitator on the board , nurse assistence and medical service in homes
  • Standard number for Police of the State 113 in all the Italy
    The police of the State is the body of the Guards of Public Security founded in 1852 in Sardinia. In 1981 it was demilitarized and finally trade union representation arose. It has an important function, to provide order and observe the laws in the public and private interest. It is one of five armed forces in Italy and stands under the Ministry of the Interior with the seat in Via Del Viminale in Rome.
  • National number to call the Guards 112
    Army of the Guards was founded in 1814 and entered in Piemonte after the fall of Napoleon. Vittorio Emanuele I di Savoia formed the body of the Guards. Today it has been existing nearly for two centuries during which it took part ( for its civil and military nature) in positive but also tragical events of the history of Italy. Its aim is to direct, coordinate and control all the activities of the body, with the particular attention at those operative. It occupies also with the analysis of the criminal phenomenon.
  • The weather in Rome during the year
    The eternal city does not really have a bad weather. Nearly all the time during the year the sun is shining, in winter there is only a little rain but after it a nice weather is coming. In July and August the weather is very hot, the temperature rises up to 40°C. In winter rarely snows, the temperature falls to 3/10°C but never below zero. It is recommended to wear warm clothes when going to Rome in winter because in hotels or apartments the central heating is not turned on all the day.
  • Sights that should be visited during the vacation in Rome
    The visit of majority of the sights is not for free. For this reason the vacation in Rome can become more expensive than you thought. But there are also places worth visiting that are free of charge. We have found these sights for you. You will also find the information about the opening hours and prices of the other monuments.
  • Pope Francesco audience for free every Wednesday
    To take part in Pope audience is free but it is necessary to reserve the tickets by the Vatican office in advance and withdraw them in the morning of the audience between 8.00-10.30 (in the office on the right of Piazza San Pietro). The audiences are not measured but there are moments in which it is possible to listen to the Pope for 1,5hours and receive the benediction. During the winter it is recommended to come earlier to find the place because the capacity of the hall of PaoloVI is not big. For our clients we make the reservation of the tickets that you find after your arrival directly in your room. It is very emotional to see and listen to the Pope from such a nearness.
  • Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano a Rome
    It was founded between 311 and 314 and it is the most antique church in the world. It should be even founded 14years before than the San Pietro Basilica. It was constructed in Baroque style by Alessandro Galilei. The church is 140m high and is situated in the San Giovanni Laterano Square. It is opened every day from 7.00 until 18,30 and it is possible to participate in Saint Mass 9,10,11,12,17 from Monday to Saturday and 9,10,30,11,30,12,15.13.16,17,30 on Sundays and on holidays. The confessions are from 7 until 12 and from 15,30 until 18,30
  • Vatican museums
    Vatican museums rank among the most important museums in the world and hide masterpieces of the Egyptian period to the late Renessaince. The museums consist of various sections: Etruscan Museum - Art Gallery – Missionary Museum – Ethnology - Raffaello rooms- Sixtin Chapel. If you do not want to wait, it is recommended to book the tickets online. The ticket of entry to Vatican Museums is also valid for the visit of Sixtin Chapel. The tickets are not refundable. The sections of Vatican museums that are closed to the public can be visited only on the request. Look here to see the details of the prices: Adult ticket € 16,00, Ticket at a reduced price € 8,00, Ticket for schools € 4,00
  • Magic Roman Colosseum, Flavian Anphitheatre
    Colosseum, known also as Flavian Anphitheatre is one of the treasures of Rome. This monument is opened everyday from 8.30-16.30 during the winter time and from 8.30-19.15 during the summer time. It is closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. The ticket costs €16,50, reduced ticket costs €.12,00 and the entrance is free for those who are younger than 18years and older than 65years. The citizens of European Union between 18 and 24years pay €7,50. When you buy Roma Pass, the entrance is free and it is also possible to book tickets online.
  • Trevi, the magic Rome Fountain
    The world-known fountain has its legend. It is said that if a tourist throws a coin in the fountain turning his back, he will surely come to Rome one day. The fountain was constructed in 1732 after the decision of Pope Clement XII. In the centre you can admire the statue of god Neptune. The coins that are collected in the fountain are sent to Caritas.
  • The beautiful Roman Piazza di Spagna
    Piazza di Spagna with the staircase Trinita dei Monti is one of the most famous squares in Rome. Its name originates from the Spanish Palace, the seat of embassy. It consists of 135steps and is decorated by Baroque elements by Bernini. During the spring it changes into a garden full of flowers. Fontana della Barcaccia with fresh and potable water is to be found at the bottom
  • Splendid Roman Piazza Navona
    One of the symbols of the city is full of people at any time of the year. During the winter a Christmas market takes place here. It has a shape of an ancient stadium. In the past it was fulled with water and naval battles were held here. Fontana dei quattro fiumi (Fountain of four rivers) by Bernini is situated in the centre, then there are 2other fountains, Fontana del Moro e la Fontana del Nettuno
  • Museum in St.Angel´s Castle
    Museum in St.Angel´s CastleThe Roman monument connected with the Vatican through a corridor, is of a medieval and renesance period. It is opened from Tuesday until Sunday from 9.00 - 19.30. On Monday it is closed as well as on 25th December and 1st January. The ticket office closes at 18.30. The ticket costs €10,50, European Union citizens between 18 and 25years and teachers pay €. 7,00, the entrance is free for European Union citizens younger than 18years and older than 65years. When you buy Roma Pass, the entrance is free
  • Take part at a football match of Lazio
    It was 9thJanuary 1900 when in Rome, Lungotevere at Ponte Margherita, on one bench in front of Piazza della Liberta in the quarter Prati di Castello, Luigi Bigiarelli and his eight friends formed a new club. The football club is unique for Rome as well as for Lazio, twice a year these two teams meet for a derby. The tickets can be bought in many shops and also here for €18 until €25.00. Go ahead
  • Historical Area of Fori Imperiali
    Don´t confuse with Forum Romanum(entrance has to be paid). Fori Imperiali are situated on the street that connect Piazza Venezia, Vittoriano and Colosseum. The street is called Via dei Fori Imperiali. There is a series of monumental squares that were built between 46 B.C. e il 113 A.D.by the emperors. The visit is completely free and recommended.
  • Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano a Rome
    It was founded between 311 and 314 and it is the most antique church in the world. It should be even founded 14years before than the San Pietro Basilica. It was constructed in Baroque style by Alessandro Galilei. The church is 140m high and is situated in the San Giovanni Laterano Square. It is opened every day from 7.00 until 18,30 and it is possible to participate in Saint Mass 9,10,11,12,17 from Monday to Saturday and 9,10,30,11,30,12,15.13.16,17,30 on Sundays and on holidays. The confessions are from 7 until 12 and from 15,30 until 18,30
  • Janiculum hill
    It is one of the most spectacular places from which it is possible to enjoy a marvellous view of Rome. At the top of the hill there is the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi and a cannon that shoots at right noon. All the Romans can adjust their watch after hearing the cannoning.
  • Sports Complex Foro Italico
    It is an example of architecture of the Fascist period situated in Monte Mario. It is home to numerous sports venues, such as the largest sports facility in Rome, the Stadio Olimpico, the ornate Stadio dei Marmi and the adjoining building which is the seat of the Italian National Olympic Committee (originally built for the purposes of the Fascist Male Academy of Physical Education). Foro Italico also comprises an aquatics center built for the 1960 summer Olympics, the Stadio del Nuoto ("Swimming Stadium") and a tennis center. If you are in Rome at the weekend, don´t miss the football match of Rome or Lazio or even their derby
  • Magnificent Roman Piazza Farnese
    It is the most impressive Reneissance square in Rome. There is the Farnese Palace, which is the seat of French embassy, beautiful buildings and fountains. In the centre of the square there is the Farnese Palace, which is the evidence of the most famous Reneissance artists: Antonio da Sangallo, Michelangelo, ilVignola e Giacomo Della Porta. Piazza Farnese is considered as one of the Roman marvellous sights and is worth visiting
  • Rose garden in Rome, near Aventino
    It is a small park near Circo Massimo, not so well known in Rome, where everything is dedicated to roses. It opens only in the period of spring blossoming and is spectacular especially in May. It is an ideal place where to have a rest and where to stay far away from the traffic. In spring the gates of one of the most romantic garden in Rome open, more than 1100roses are in blossom to demonstrate their fragrance
  • Immense Roman park Appia Antica
    Immense Roman park Appia AnticaIn the section between the wall and motorway Grande Raccordo Anulare there is an open-air museum . Churches, mausoleums, patrician villas and a park is easily reachable by a bus named Archeobus(costs 12EUR and is valid for 48hours) or by a bike that can be borrowed in one of 27points of bike sharing(the price is 10EUR)
  • The legend of Roman Bocca della Verita(Mouth of truth)
    Its fame is connected with the popular tradition, with the belief that the mouth will eat the hand of the person that does not tell the truth. The monument is to be found at Via della Greca 4 int he centre of Rome
  • A small island Tiberina on Tiber a Rome
    It lies in a Jewish quarter and is reachable when crossing Ponte Fabricio coming from Lungotevere de Cenci or Ponte Cestio. For those who come from Trastevere, go along the right bank of Tiber. There are aisles and small squares full of pubs and locals. The island is especially visisted in summer, people come here to sunbathe or just have a walk.
  • Museum(Galleria Borghese) in Rome
    Galleria Borghese is situated in Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5 and is opened from Tuesday until Sunday from 8.30- 19,30. The last entrance is at 17.00. The ticket costs €.11.00, reduced €. 5,50( for adults from 18 until 25years and teachers). Free for those who are younger than 18years and older than 65years, handicapped people and touristic guides. The reservation is obligatory and not refundable. The handbags and bags have to be stored, in the museum it is forbidden to use camera, smoke and eat in the halls
  • Visitng Roman Catacombs
    It is recommended to visit Roman catacombs San Callisto e San Sebastiano. Pay attention that they are closed every WednesdayOpening hours: 9.00 - 12.00 e 14.00 - 17.00 The full price is € 8,00, reduced price is € 5,00 for children from 7 until 15 yearsFree entry for children up to 6 years
  • Visit the Roman Capitol
    Capitol, named also as Monte Capitolino (Mons Capitolinus), is one of the seven hills on which Rome was founded. In this place it is possible to get married with religious rites. Inside there are Capitoline Museums opened from Tuesday until Sunday from 9.00 until 20.00. The price of the ticket is €13.00, a ticket at a reduced price for those who are 6-25years old or older than 65years costs €11.00. This monument is free with Roma Pass. The actual city mayor is Ignazio Marino from the party Centro Sinistra.
  • The palace of civilization EUR named as square Colosseum
    The palace of Italian civilization(Civilization of work) is a monumental building which is situated in the modern quarter EUR. Its construction started in July 1938, the works were interrupted in 1943 and the palace was completed after the war. The building is of a square form, better of a prism, with the structure made from reinforced concrete and covered with travertine. It has 54arches on the facade (9 in a line and 6 in a column, for this reason it is also called square Colosseum)
  • Tasteful Pizza from Naples
    The Roman pizza is a product of gastronomy the basis of which is the mixture of water, flour, salt and yeast. At least after 24hours of proofing, the paste is made into a flat form, cooked in the oven and variously flavoured . Even if it is a product used in all the world, the pizza is a dish of Italian origin. Here it is referred to a round pizza with tomatoes and mozzarella or the variety of Naples pizza. Pizza Margherita is presented as a bit softer than Naples pizza
  • Light and crispy Roman pizza
    The Roman pizza is a rounded pizza made from a very thin and crispy pastry. The paste is made from the flour(grano tenero 00 or 0), water, yeast of beer ( or natural yeast), olive oil (to make the pizza more crispy use the oil of seeds), salt. The sort of pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies is called Napoli. The Roman pizza should have the following ingredients according to the books of traditional Roman cuisine: basil, cheese pecorino and pepper.
  • Tasteful Bucatini alla Matriciana-a typical Roman cuisine
    L'amatriciana o matriciana (in Roman dialect) is a sauce for the pasta which has taken the name from Amatrice, a town in Rieti Province, until 1927 in Abruzzo. The main ingredients are bacon, cheese pecorino and tomatoes. It has been inserted to a list of traditional dishes of Rome and Lazio region. L'amatriciana exists in many varieties depending also on the disponibility of some ingredients.
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
    The pasta carbonara is a characteristic dish of the region Lazio and in particular of Rome. It has an intense taste. The type of pasta traditionally used are the spaghetti, also other types of long pasta or even short pasta can be used to prepare the dish. The recipe for 2people: 200gr of spaghetti, 140gr of bacon, 40g of cheese pecorino, 2yealks and a lot of black pepper
  • The tasteful Lasagna-you have to try it
    Lasagna is the egg pasta cut in thick squares or rectangles that is boiled. Then ragu and bechamel sauce are added and put into the oven in a steel or better a ceramic form. Lasagna is also called pasticcio, it is a typical dish of Italian cuisine, especially of Emilia Romagna. After the second world war the dish was expanded and now they are well known all over the world. Instead of traditional Lasagna there are also varieties with muhrooms and cheese, pesto, ricotta cheese, vegetables, bolognese sauce and others.
  • The Baths of Caracalla in Rome
    The Baths of Caracalla were the second largest Roman public baths built in Rome between AD 212 and 216, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla. They show one of the greatest examples of imperialistic baths in Rome. They are opened everyday from 9.00 until 17.00, except for Monday when they are open until 14.00 and it is not possible to visit the underground space on this day. The ticket costs €7.00 , the ticket at a reduced price is €4,00. You can book the tickets online, just phone 060608 from 9.00 until 21.00
  • Seafood Spaghetti with the fresh tomato
    Seafood Spaghetti is one of the dishes that are most wanted in the fish cuisine: exquisite and tasteful. Here are some dishes that contain the sea food that you can taste in many restaurants in Rome: Cozze alla marinara, Risotto alla pescatora; Tagliatelle mari e monti; Spaghetti allo Scoglio; Spaghetti alle vongole; Bavette ai gamberi, Tagliatelle con le Canocchie dell’Adriatico; Spaghetti ai frutti di mare; Farfalle allo scoglio con salsa di pomodoro, Rigatoni gamberi e broccoli; Zuppa di pesce.
  • Grilled lamb chops
    Grilled lamb chops is a typical Easter recipe of the Lazio region. They're so good you'll not want to wait for them to cool, for this reason they are called scottadito (you eat them immediately when you cook them). If you have the possibility to have barbecue on Easter, try to cook lamb chops on the coal.
  • The best Roman Tiramisu in Pompi sweetshop
    Its fame does not have borders in any corner of the world. It is famous and appreciated to buy in the most important world restaurants. This cake was founded in Italy, maybe in Tuscany or in Veneto. Nowadays you can find traditional Tiramisu with the taste of eggnog, strawberry, orange, peach, lemon, Italian sponge biscuits Pavesini and others.
  • Typical braised oxtails
    Braised oxtails is a typical dish of the Roman cuisine of poor people: their origin is to be found in the antique restaurants where Vaccinari (butchers) lived. The braised oxtails are prepared with the tail of the ox or veal that should not be cooked so long. The tail is cut in pieces, covered and stewed for a long time with vegetables and tomatoes. The long cooking makes the delicious taste of the dish..
  • Delicious ice-cream by Fassi (Piazza Vittorio)
    Some people say that ice-cream has its origin in antique times: when Isaac offered goat milk mixed with snow to Abraham. The first industrial ice cream was produced in Italy in 1948. In the fiftees the Cornetto arrived. In the seventies the domestic freezers were widespread. We give you tips where to taste the best Roman ice-cream: Palazzo del Ghiaccio (Fassi) in Via Principe Eugenio65 near the underground stop Vittorio Emanuele, they have been making ice cream since 1880.
  • What can you visit in the surroundings of Rome
    In the surroundings of Rome, in the distance of maximum 50km it is possible to visit marvellous places easily reachable with the means of transport or by a car. After spending many days in Rome, you can visit lakes, historical cities at the seaside and mountains. For more information contact us, we will be ready to give you information that you are looking for.
  • The characteristical Lake Nemi only 30km from Rome
    The lake Nemi is a small vulcanic lake, situated among Nemi and Genzano di Roma, southly from Rome. It lies 316metres above sea level, even 25metres more than lake Albano in the territory of Castelli Romani. It is 1,67km large and 33m deep. The town is famous for the flowers and for Fragoline(strawberries), moreover here you can find some restaurants with home-made cuisine. It is easy reachable from Rome with buses COTRAL being the part of the territorium Castelli Romani.
  • The characteristical vulcanic lake of Bracciano
    The lake of Bracciano, originally also called Lake of Sabatino, is a lake of vulcanic origin situated in the north of Rome province. Its area is 57,5 km², which ranks him to the eight biggest lakes in Italy (the third in Central Italy after the lake of Trasimeno and the one of Bolsena). It is 164meters deep, which makes him the sixth deepest lake in Italy (the second in central Italy after the lake of Albano). To the west side from the lake there is the city of Bracciano, to the southeast Anguillara Sabazia and to the north Trevignano Romano. From the Termini station go by the train FR5 Roma-Civitavecchia until you reach Stazione Roma Ostiense (2 stations), take FR3 and go to Anguillara, Vigna di Valle or Bracciano. They are popular touristic and bathing locations together with lake of Martignano
  • Information about visiting Villa Este Tivoli
    This relaxing villa with its gardens(the property of d'Este family) is inserted in the list of the UNESCO patrimony. It is easy reachable from Rome. Get off at the underground station Ponte Mammolo and then go by bus COTRAL and get out at Tiburtina near the villa at Largo Nazioni Unite. It is open everyday from 8,30 until 17.00. The price of the ticket is € 8.00, the ticket at a reduced price costs € 4.00 and is valid for people from 18 until 25years of age. It is free for those who are under 18 and over 65. The ticket office closes 1hour before the closing of the villa. The musical organ of the fountains starts at 10.30 in 2hours intervalThis relaxing villa with its gardens(the property of d'Este family) is inserted in the list of the UNESCO patrimony. It is easy reachable from Rome. Get off at the underground station Ponte Mammolo and then go by bus COTRAL and get out at Tiburtina near the villa at Largo Nazioni Unite. It is open everyday from 8,30 until 17.00. The price of the ticket is € 8.00, the ticket at a reduced price costs € 4.00 and is valid for people from 18 until 25years of age. It is free for those who are under 18 and over 65. The ticket office closes 1hour before the closing of the villa. The musical organ of the fountains starts at 10.30 in 2hours interval
  • Lake of Castelgandolfo and summer residence of the Pope
    The city of Castelgandolfo is especially known for the presence of the summer residence of the Pope. Its territory includes Lake of Albano which is a place where the Olympic Stadium of Rowing CONI is situated. There are moreover various places of archeological interest, for example the rests of villa of Domitianus or town Castelgandolfo. The places are easily reachable by train from Rome and it is possible to spend also the whole day visiting the sights but also staying in the nature near the lake
  • Amusement park Rainbow in Valmontone Rome
    Rainbow is the number one among amusement parks in Europe. It is situated in Valmontone and is easy reachable from Rome Termini by train. The train goes there in the morning at 8,35; 9,14; 10.14, you can return back at 16,42;17,43;18,44. The journey lasts at about 38minutes. The ticket costs € 30, the ticket at a reduced price costs € 23 (for children until 10years of age and people over 65) . The park is open from 10.00 until 23.00 ; in June, July and September from 10.00 until18.00
  • The city of Orvieto and its historical palaces worth visiting
    Orvieto is one of the citites that can be considered as a large historical centre. Museums, craftsmen and typical products characterize this city. Well known are Etruscan villages. Orvieto was annexed by Rome in the third century BC. After the collapse of the Roman Empire its defensible site gained new importance: the episcopal seat was transferred from Bolsena, and the city was held by Goths and by Lombards before its self-governing commune was established in the tenth century, in which consuls governed under a feudal oath of fealty to the bishop.
  • Informations for visiting Villa Adriana Tivoli
    It was built by the emperor Andriano, inside there are gardens, fountains and spa. From Rome it is very easy to reach Villa Adriana by the bus COTRAL that departs from Ponte Mammolo. Get off at Via Tiburtina and go on foot for 1400m to Villa Adriana. You can also go by train getting off at Stazione Tivoli but it is not recommended because Villa Adriana is 5km far from it. It is opened everyday from 9.00 until 18.00. The price of the ticket is € 8.00, the reduced ticket for people from 18 until 25years costs € 4.00. People who are younger than 18years and older than 65years have free entrance. The ticket office closes 1,30minutes before the closing time.
  • ROMAN WALKS
    1) CARAVAGGIO, ART AND LIFE:Tour on the footsteps of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, commemorating his art, innovative and dramatic use of lighting, his use of of peasants, beggars and prostitutes as models, but also his adventurous and unconventional life.Our tour starts in Santa Maria del popolo church, where we will admire two masterpieces by the Artist, located in the Cerasi Chapel: the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter).We will continue along via di Ripetta to get an other church, Sant'Agostino, that houses an other Caravaggio's work of art, the Madonna dei Pellegrini, in the Cavalletti Chapel.Then, we will finish in San Luigi dei Francesi church, where there is the first great religious work by Caravaggio: three canvases whose subject is the life of St. Matthew the Evangelist, in the Contarelli Chapel. Genious, Art, Myth, undisputed and everlasting Fame, make Caravaggio object of legends and mysteries, contributing to increase his charm over centuries.2) THE STONE ANIMALS: HISTORY AND LEGEND: We will discover a curious aspect of the roman culture: the animals that populate some of the most important monuments in town.We will start in the Jewish area, Piazza Mattei, with its pretty “Turtles fountain”; we continue with Piazza Navona and the Fountain of the four Rivers, where the marine world reigns, with its bizarre dolphins, marine horses, tritons...Everything is dominated by the Pamphilj Dove, symbol of the Pontifical power.We walk toward Sant'Eustachio Church, whose roof is dominated by the head of a deer, among whose long hornes a Cross stands.Then, we can reach Piazza della Minerva, where a funny small elephant shows its back to the Dominican church Santa Maria sopra Minerva!!How many other mysteries we will discover walking around the petrified zoo of Rome?3) BAROQUE ROMA- ITINERARY 1: FROM SPANISH SQUARE TO PIAZZA NAVONA :By a pleasant walk, this itinerary will let you discover the most elegant squares of Rome, the “living rooms” of the City. The tour starts in Spanish Square, one of the most monumental urban scenography of the Roman Baroque architecture! We will admire the famous fountain called “Barcaccia” and we will walk up the Scalinata (Spanish Steps) that leads to the church of Trinità dei Monti.From here, we continue to Trevi Fountain, probably the most famous and spectacular amoung the fountains in Rome. Then, we will get the scenographic Piazza S. Ignazio, one of the most representative places in the Baroque City, dominated by St. Ignazio's Church, with its “false dome”, an amazing optical illusion!Our next stage is the Pantheon, the best preseved roman temple, dedicated to many Gods, still in use as a church. Going to our last place to visit, Piazza Navona, we will take a few minutes to visit St. Luigi dei Francesi Church, that keeps three amazing paintings by Caravaggio. Finally, we will stop in Piazza Navona, the so called “lounge” of Rome; here, the masterpieces of the two most representative artists of the Baroque period are located: the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the four Rivers) by Bernini, and the church of St. Agnese in Agone, by Borromini.4) BAROQUE ROME – ITINERARY 2: FROM PIAZZA DEL POPOLO TO THE QUIRINALE:The area of Rome's downtown, characterized by three large roads – Via del Corso, Via di Ripetta and Via del Babuino – is called “Tridente”: in fact, these three roads start from Piazza del Popolo and open out fan-wise to the centre of the City. This area is a sort of “open – air museum”, thanks to an extraordinary concentration of works of art! Our walk begins in Piazza del Popolo, dominated by an Egyptian obelisk, and by the church of S. Maria del Popolo, which contains wonderful paintings by Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci and Pinturicchio.We will continue to Spanish Square, one of the most monumental urban scenography of the Roman Baroque architecture! We will admire the famous fountain called “Barcaccia” and we will walk up the Scalinata (Spanish Steps) that leads to the church of Trinità dei Monti.From here, we walk to to Trevi Fountain, probably the most famous and spectacular amoung the fountains in Rome.Then, we will walk uphill to get the Quirinale Plaza, dominated by the Palace that once was a Pope’s residence, then the Savoia’s royal palace, during the Kingdom of Italy, and today the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. 5) FOUNTAINS OF ROME – ITINERARY 1: FROM THE QUIRINALE TO THE TREVI FOUNTAIN:On our walk, we will admre some of the most spectacular fountains of Rome.We start in the Quirinale Plaza, dominated by the President of Republic Palace; in the center of it, a beautiful, large fountain is located, the result of several additions and works from different ages and provenance: the two statues representing the mythic twins Castor and Pollux by their horses; an egyptian obelisk; a basin from the Roman Forum.We continue along via del Quirinale to the corner of the four Fountains, decorated by four statues representing rivers.Then we walk to Piazza Barberini, whose center is dominated by the Fountain of the Triton by Gianlorenzo Bernini.Through via Sistina, we get Trinità dei Monti and Spanish Steps, at the bottom of which we meet the unique “Barcaccia”, by Pietro Bernini, taking its name from its same shape of a sinking boat.We finish our tour at the presence of the outstanding Trevi fountain, certainly the most spectacular in the city of Rome.6) FOUNTAINS OF ROME – ITINERARY 2: FROM PIAZZA FARNESE TO PIAZZA MATTEI (JEWISH AREA):Our tour starts in Piazza Farnese, dominated by the magnificent Palazzo Farnese, a Renaissance building, started by Antonio da Sangallo, continued by Michelangelo and completed by Giacomo della Porta. The Plaza is embellished by two symmetrical basins, taken from the Caracalla Baths by the Farnese Family during the 1500s and moved here as a decoration in the Plaza. We will proceed to Piazza Navona, where the masterpieces of the two most representative artists of the Baroque period are located: the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the four Rivers) by Bernini, and the church of St. Agnese in Agone, by Borromini. The firts is maybe the most elegant fountain i Rome, dominated by an egyptian obelisk, topped by a dove (symbol of Pope Innocent X Pamphilj who commissioned the work); the obelisk is flanked by four statues representing the four longest rivers in the World, all of them celebrating the Person of the Pope.We will continue to the Pantheon, the monumental temple built by the emperor Hadrian in honour of many gods; right in front of it, in the center of the square, there is a small fountain designed by Giacomo della Porta, dominated by a short obelysk.We will finish the tour near the Jewish area, in Piazza Mattei, whose main attraction is a pretty fountain, decorated with ephebes supporting turtles (whence the name “Turtles Fountain”).7) THE PALACES OF ITALIAN INSTITUTIONS:Our itinerary starts in Piazza del Quirinale, dominated by the Palace that once was the Pope’s residence, then the Savoia’s royal palace, during the Kingdom of Italy, and today the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic.Then, walking through the Trevi Fountain area, we will get Piazza Colonna, dominated by the Chigi Palace, the official residence of the italian Prime Minister; close by, we get Piazza and Palazzo di Montecitorio, seat of the Chamber of Deputies and Parliament.In few more minutes, we reach Palazzo Giustiniani, seat of the President of Italian Senate, and Palazzo Madama (nickname for Palazzo Medici), the upper Chamber of Italy, i.e. our Senate.8) TRASTEVERE, TIBERINA ISLAND AND THE JEWISH QUARTER:Our tour starts in Trastevere, on the west bank of the Tiber, named after its location “beyond the Tiber” (in latin, “trans Tiberim”).We will walk through the characteristic narrow streets, still keeping a charming medieval atmosphere,and we will stop to visit Santa Maria in Trastevere Church, said to be the oldest church dedicated to the Blessed Mother in Rome; built in the Middle Age, the church is famous for its amazing mosaics by Pietro Cavallini. Your guide will lead you to admire also Ponte Sisto, built by Pope Sisxtus IV in the late 1400s, and the Church of Santa Cecilia, standing on the same place where the Patron saint of music, Cecilia, was martyred.From here, we will get the Tiberina Island, linked by the city by two roman bridges, the Cestio and Fabricio, both of the built in I cent. BC.During the Roman Age, the Temple of Aesculapius was located on the island, on the same place where now the Church of San Bartolomeo all'isola stands.The Island houses one of the oldest hospitals in town, the Fatebenefratelli.From here, we continue toward the Jewish quarter, known as the Ghetto, where we will commemorate the hostory of one of the anciest Jewish community in Europe, from the Roman Age, through the period of the Counter Reformation, to the tragic events of the Second World War, when, on october 16 1943, more than 2000 people were deported to the Concentration camps.We will finish admiring the new Synagogue, the Portico di Ottavia and the Marcello Theater.9) COPPEDE' DISTRICT:This different, interesting itinerary will permit you to know one of the most charming, elegant neighborhood of Rome, named “Dora” or “Coppedè”.The area is named after the architect Gino Coppedè, who, at the beginning of 1900s, was commissioned to design a new neighbourhood of houses and villas for middle- class families. The eccentric architect designed fanciful, bizarre shapes, that you can still admire in the Palazzi degli Ambasciatori (Ambassadors Palaces), the Palazzo del Ragno (Spider Palace) e i Villini delle Fate (the Fairies Villas), the Frog Fountain: their theater decorations mix mediaval suggestions with greek babylonians elements, keeping a clear floral imprint, typical of the italian Liberty. 10) THE RIONE CELIO:One of the few neighbourhoods of Rome that still keeps a strong medieval atmosphere.During our stroll we will meet outstanding monuments belonging to the Pagan and Christian heritage: the Flavian Amphitheater, the Ludus Magnus, the SS. Quattro Coronati Monastery, the remains of the Nero's aqueduct, the Dolabella Arch, the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo....We will commemorate the old stories and legends related with this area, like the one of the “Lady pope” Giovanna, the family Campana, the feast of the “poor men”... 11) THE AVENTINO HILL:One of the seven historical hills of Rome, at the beginning of the Roman age it became the residence of the Roman plebeians, but, in the Imperial Age, the hill was converted in one of the most important aristocratic neighbourhoods of the city.Great private residences were located here, together with important public buildings, like the Temples of Diana and Minerva and the Baths of Decius, built in 242.During the Late Antiquity, beautiful churches were erected on the Hill, like St. Sabina, St. Prisca, St. Saba. You will visit the amazing St. Sabina church, one of the best preserved palaeo - christian churches in town, with its mosaics and the famous V century wooden door, on which the first image of Crucifixion in the History of Christian Art is carved.We will continue in Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, named after the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of the Knights of Malta; the church of Santa Maria del Priorato, belonging to the Order, is included in a beatiful, closed garden, designed by Giovan Battista Piranesi, together with the church and the Plaza; rarely open to the public, part of the garden can be seen by looking through the keyhole in the door, and, most important of all, a vision of St Peter's dome perfectly in perspective, framed by the tops of trees in the foreground.12) THE RIONE MONTI:A pleasant walk in the area included between via Cavour and via Nazionale, where, during the roman times, the popular Suburra stretched. The popular appeal survives to the present day, and the result is a complex of narrow streets, medieval buildings, small churches, workshops, giving the visitor the feeling to be in a village, not in he heart of Rome!We will visit the Madonna dei Monti church, la House of the Rhodi Knights, next the Augustus Forum, and we will talk about a famous inhabitant of the area: the Grillo Marquis! 13) PARK OF AQUEDUCTS:The itinerary allows to discover one of the most evocative green areas in Rome. The park is part of the Appia Antica Suburban Regional Park, placed between the Appio Claudio and Via delle Capannelle districts, and covers about 240 hectares. The area is dominated by the massive walls of some of the seven Roman aqueducts that supplied the ancient and the papal Rome: Anio Vetus, March, Tepula, Iulia and Felice, Claudio and Anio Novus. The house that gaves the name to the whole area of Roma Vecchia and the pond that flows from the Felice acqueduct creating a stream and a little waterfall from the ancient Mariana Water are still existing.14) TESTACCIO:The Testaccio district, located between the Aventine hill and the left bank of the Tiber, preserves its original popular spirit, the familiar and characteristic zest of the “real Rome” as we use to say; besides here the football team, the Roma, was born. The walk can start with the slaughterhouse, built in 1889, the New Market and through Via Galvani it’s possible to border the “Monte dei Cocci”, which gives the name to the district. A stop in Testaccio’s square to admire the fountain of the amphorae, built in 1869 and recently returned in its original place, then the remains of the Porticus Emilia and finally the Church of St. Mary Liberator. 15) GARBATELLA:Neighborhood built in 1918, is one of the first districts outside the ancient circuit of walls. Starting from Piazza S. Eurosia, our walking tour includes the villas -Lot number 24., the Bar and the elementary school Cesare Battisti, known thanks to the fiction tv “ I Cesaroni” and the church of St. Francis Xavier, where John Paul II, before becoming pope, carried out his work as confessor. Then the Palladium Theatre, originally called Cinema Theatre Garbatella and Piazza Brin, who is the first core of the Garbatella. Finally the famous fountain of Carlotta, better known as the fountain of lovers.16) EUR:The avenues of the Eur are always a delightful experience that offers a unique encounter with the creativity of some of the leading Italian architects of the first half of the twentieth century such as Marcello Piacentini and Adalberto Libera. The walking tour mostly is outdoors and it involves the Palazzo del Lavoro, the INA and the INPS palaces, the seat of the Eur institution; then the interior of the Palace of Congresses, the church of St. Peter and St Paul and the central archive of the State