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Eating in Rome: The Best Tiramisu
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013 by When in Rome, do as the Romans do and when it comes to the lauded dessert Tiramisu, they get theirs at Pompi. Pompi is known as "Il Regno Del Tiramisù"  or "the kingdom of Tiramisu." The original location for the kingdom is a coffee shop/bar, Bar Pompi,  in Piazza Roma di Rè. This is where Romans would flock to buy a Tiramisu for a dinner party or get a swee...
New Rome Food Tours
Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by You can't fully experience Rome without tasting the local culinary delights that make this city so unique. I'm excited to announce that Perillo's ItalyVacations.com is now offering two three-hour insider food tours that will have your mouth-watering as you walk around Rome. Traditional Flavors in Rome starts with breakfast and coffee and one of Rome's oldest cafes....
Fall In Love With Rome: Roman Adventure Travel Package
Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Rome is a dream in the fall and winter...still warmer than home, fewer crowds and the light hitting the Eternal City's ancient stones in the most magnificent way. You will have time to explore the city on your own with a 4-star home base and guided tours of the highlights. Plus off season means travel at a great price; this package starts at $1,524 per person based on...
Rome By The Numbers
Published on Sunday, October 6, 2013 by Ever thought about Rome in terms of numbers? We did and here are the numbers that tell the story of the Eternal City: 7 - Number of hills in Rome. 15 miles - Distance from central Rome to the sea. 43 years- Average age of a Roman resident. 70.5 degrees - Average high temperature in October, in Fahrenheit. 108.7 acres - Size of Vatican City. 800 square meters...
Mayor Wants to Make Ancient Rome More Pedestrian Friendly
Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by The newly elected mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino wants to close down the Via dei Fori Imperiali which runs next to the Colosseum  in a bid to make ancient Rome more pedestrian friendly, hoping to double the current number of visitors to the ancient sites to 20 million.  On August 3rd, Marino began barring private cars from the southern end of the road and tas...
Italy Travel Photo: Red Vespas in Rome
Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by You can't visit the city of Rome without coming upon a Vespa parked on almost any street or whizzing by. These red Vespas truly stand out against a Roman backdrop. Photo by tekaybe, flickr.com...
The Italy Mix: Fishing in Tuscany, Colosseum Restoration
Published on Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Fishing in Tuscany:  Who knew that the region of rolling hills and vineyards is also a fine place to fish - whether in the rivers or on the sea.  (The Florentine) Colosseum Restoration Startin...
Is Rome Too Noisy at Night?
Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013 by There's no doubt that Rome is a bustling city. As you explore Rome, you can hear the buzz of Vespas on the road, the trinkle of fountains, the chatter of conversations in Italian. But is Rome too loud? Especially at night? The Italian environmental association Legambiente conducted some noise readings in conjunction with an Italian newspaper and found illegal night...
Rome Exhibit: Machiavelli’s “The Prince” Turns 500
Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The most translated book from the Italian language, The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli celebrates its 500th birthday this year with a special exhibit in Rome. The exhibition “Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince and His Times 1513-2013" runs through June 16th at Rome's Vittoriano Museum Complex. Its six parts trace Machiavelli and his times, the impact of The Prince throu...
One of My Favorite Rome Restaurants – Orso 80
Published on Friday, May 10, 2013 by If you're traveling to Rome and looking for an authentic dining experience, look no further than Orso 80. You can make a meal out of the antipasti alone at this casual Roman eatery near Piazza Navona. Or another way to put it is don't go to Orso 80 and not partake of the scrumptious appetizers. Yes, they are that good! Tell the waiter to bring out a selection of the d...