A Guide To The Appian Way, Rome’s Via Appia Antica

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Often referred to as the first ever built highway, the Via Appia Antica (Appian Way in English) is a perfect example of the might of the Roman Empire and of how masterful Roman engineers were. Today, the Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica is one of the most interesting places to visit in Rome, whether you wish … Read more

A Guide To The Capitoline Hill, Rome

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Known in Italian as Campidoglio, the Capitoline Hill is one of Rome’s famous Seven Hills. You’ll find it right at the center of the city, close to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. It’s sandwiched between the famous Roman Forum and the historic center of the Campus Martius. There are many reasons to visit … Read more

A Guide To The Castelli Romani

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The Castelli Romani is one of the most charming places to visit near Rome. A series of lovely small towns are scattered on rolling hills and by the shores of volcanic lakes, and they are still so quintessentially Italian. Being so scenic and unique, I am always surprised that they don’t get way more foreign … Read more

33 Best Things To Do In Rome, Recommended By A Rome Expert

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You will never have troubles finding incredible things to do in Rome. This is one of the best cities in Italy. Not many places in the world offer such a great mixture of historical landmarks, archaeological sites, churches, museums, antique and modern art such as the Eternal City, all served with an abundant side of … Read more

A Quick Guide To The Rioni Of Rome

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You may know something about the neighborhoods of Rome, but it also may surprise you that these aren’t official. The city is, in fact, split into a number of different numbered districts called rioni (rione is the singular form). The term has been utilized since the 14th century, and the Rioni of Rome system is … Read more

The Most Charming Neighborhoods Of Rome

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One of the things I enjoy the most about Rome is that it’s divided into neighborhoods, each with a very distinctive character, look, history and feel. You have surely heard about the most famous neighborhoods of Rome – Monti, home of the Colosseum; Trastevere, a fantastic nightlife hub; the Jewish Ghetto, where you’ll find a … Read more

A Guide To The Quirinal Hill, Rome

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One of Rome’s famed Seven Hills, the Quirinal Hill (Colle Quirinale, in Italian) is both the northernmost and tallest of these. It’s situated adjacent to the Esquiline and Viminal Hills. It stands at 61 meters (just over 200 feet) tall, and historically its slopes were steep and therefore made the summit hard to access. The … Read more