Category Archives: Things to Do in Rome

Picasso in Rome

Picasso first came in Rome in 1917 when he was 35 years old – making 2017 the 100-year anniversary of his visit. It was originally supposed to be a trip to celebrate his wedding, but his mistress decided at the last minute that she did not want to marry Picasso after all. So instead, Picasso […]

How the Ancient Romans Lived: Visiting the Case Romane

One of the things that makes Rome so special is that it offers a regular glimpse into the past. You can walk through the city and find ancient monuments and ruins a-plenty. But some of the most interesting looks into what life was like for the ancient Romans are buried right under the modern city. […]

October 2017 Events in Rome: Calendar of What to do

October is easily one of my favorites months to be in Rome. The weather is perfect – chilly in the mornings and evenings, but still sunny most of the days. We even are sometimes blessed with an “ottobrata Romana” or Indian Summer. However, I won’t lie: my heart skipped a beat when I realized it […]

Ponte Sant’Angelo: Rome’s Bridge of Angels

Rome’s Tiber river does not have the fame of the Thames or the Siene, but it is an unmistakable part  of the city. Snaking through Rome in a winding trail, visiting or living in the Eternal City requires crossing the water on a regular basis. Luckily, there plenty of bridges which span the Tiber. The […]

50 Free Things to Do in Rome

Rome is full of world class museums, amazing eateries and beautiful scenery. While you can easily turn any stay in the Eternal City into an unforgettable luxury escape, there are also so many free things to do in Rome that it can be hard to know where to start. Gaze upon masterpieces by Caravaggio and […]