0

Rome and the Sweet Life

Filed under general, Italy
No Gravatar

Take us with you to the Italian capital and get all the suggestions in tripwolf’s Rome travel guide for your journey – through Monday, it is available at 60% off!

 

app store logo play store logo

 

roma mockup_ENG2

 

All roads lead to Rome – that motto should apply at least once in the life of every traveler! The Eternal City offers, in addition to colossal world history and culinary delights, all kinds of architectural and cultural highlights that sooner or later attract a great many travelers to the Italian capital.

 
Foto: flickr, Josemanuelerre

Photo: flickr, Josemanuelerre

 

Rome in May

The best time to open up Rome is right now. While the high temperatures of the summer can make a stroll through the city a little stressful, in May one can explore the city pleasantly at reasonable temperatures. For example, at about 20 degrees C (68 F), you can comfortably enjoy the wide selection of culinary attractions the city has to offer in sidewalk cafes and on restaurant terraces, all without breaking a sweat. Read More »

0

Underrated Things to See and Do in Rome

Filed under Italy
No Gravatar

When most people think of Rome, Italy, they think of amazing landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and St Peter’s Basilica. These attractions are definitely a must-see, but what if you’ve visited the prestigious historical city several times? You can’t spend your days seeing the same things time and time again – no matter how fantastic they are.

The Colosseum taken by <a href="http://blog.tripwolf.com/en/blog/author/nicolaquinntf/">Nicola</a>

The Colosseum taken by Nicola

If you’re eager to discover some places that don’t feature on the front covers of guide books, check out this list of underrated things to see and do in Rome.

Read More »

0

Roman Day-Trip Alert: The Roman Baths

Filed under general, Italy, Travel Tips
No Gravatar

What could be better than visiting The Eternal City? Gorgeous ancient ruins, high fashion, delicious food, fine art… smog, hordes of tourists, pickpockets, traffic, and big city grime. Whew! Sometimes, you need a vacation from your vacation. Where to head when you need to get away from Rome? Try the Roman Baths in Tivoli.

Read More »

0

A Whirlwind Stop of Italy – Top 4 Cities to Visit

Filed under Italy
No Gravatar

Italy is one of the most romantic and beautiful countries in Europe.  It has something for everyone, from the Amalfi coast, to the ruins of Rome and skiing in the Alps.

Rome

The Eternal City is rich in history and culture and any visitor to the capital needs to spend several days absorbing the rich artistic and architectural history for which the city is so well known. There so are many famous monuments  that it is difficult to choose which to visit.  Among the most well known ones are the Fountain of Trevi, where visitors can toss a coin into the fountain in the hope that they will return to Rome at some time.  Also the Spanish Steps, the longest and widest staircase in Europe.  The Piazza d’Espagna, at the foot of the steps, is an area of luxury boutiques, designer shops.

Rome - Spanish Steps

Read More »

0

Five Things to Do in Rome During the Holidays

Filed under Christmas, Culture, Curiosities, general, Italy
No Gravatar

Last Saturday, December 8th, 2012, was the Immaculate Conception on the Roman Catholic Calendar, which means that Pope Benedict XVI – accompanied by a cavalcade of cars – crowned the statue of the Virgin Mary by the Spanish Steps. The Christmas season has officially begun in Rome. If you happen to be passing through this holiday season, here is a shortlist of things you can do while you’re in town. Bonus: they’re all free or inexpensive. Merry Christmas!

Image by author

 

Read More »

0

What to Eat in Italy When it’s Cold Outside

Filed under Food Culture, general, Italy
No Gravatar

What’s good to eat in Italy? Everything, you might think. You might be right. But Italy is a country that prides itself on cooking with seasonal produce. As soon as the weather drops, a host of delicious festivals begin cropping up in villages all over the boot, showcasing the regional flora. And Italians have their own versions of cold-weather comfort food, too. Should you find yourself traveling through Italy this fall and winter – in particular, through the snow-capped mountainous regions – look for these tasty treats at restaurants and street fairs.

Image by author

Read More »

0

How to Drink an Italian Hot Chocolate

Filed under Food Culture, general, Italy
No Gravatar

Dropping temperatures in the Northern hemisphere can only mean one thing: time to warm up! One of the most enjoyable ways to do that, in any country, is to treat yourself to a luscious hot chocolate. Chocolate – nectar of the Olmecs – in comforting, drinkable form; what could be better? You might think that all hot chocolates are created equal. Then again, perhaps you haven’t tried Italian hot chocolate.

Image by author

 

Read More »

0

Four Things to Do in Italy During the Fall

Filed under Curiosities, general, Italy
No Gravatar

Italian summer – with its spectacular beach culture, mobs of tourists, soaring temperatures and equally high travel costs – has come to an end. In its place is the Italian fall; rainy, chilly, but immeasurably more cost-effective for the budget-conscious traveler. Who says you need to burn to a crisp on a beach surrounded by men in Speedos to enjoy yourself in Italy? Here are four great things to do in Italy in the Fall.

photo by author

Read More »

3

Six Things Not to Do in an Italian Restaurant in Italy

Filed under Food Culture, general, Italy
No Gravatar

Heading to Italy to eat Italian food is a bucket list goal for most people. But it turns out that there are certain Italian restaurant faux pas that never quite made it outside Italian borders. Here’s a round up of six things not to do when you’re stuffing your face in an Italian restaurant in Italy.

Read More »

0

How to Kiss, Italian-Style

Filed under Culture, Curiosities, general, Italy
No Gravatar

More than enough has been said about the French kiss, but what about kissing Italian-style? As soon as you start meeting relatives and friends in Italy, you will surely encounter this phenomenon, sometimes also referred to as the “European-style” kiss. This particular form of greeting tends to put off Anglo-American visitors to this sultry Mediterranean country, who often view the custom as phony, or too intrusive for its own good. But this affectionate gesture is as intrinsic a part of Italian culture as… well… breathing.

While it might seem unsettling to be greeted with a kiss rather than a good old handshake, the Italian-style kiss is actually nothing to fear. Read on to decode this very Italian of behaviors…..

Read More »

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

MY TRIP PLANNER

0

locations added to

how to plan your trip