Tag archive for ‘Rome’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Insiders Rome: the Villa Borghese

Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) was a patron of Bernini and Caravaggio. The Baroque legacy at his Villa is a wonder to behold… People are often surprised to learn that, at least as far as major European More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Insiders Rome: the Spanish steps

The official name is the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti but we know them as the Spanish Steps, for the embassy once located here… After our visit to the Vatican Museums last month, we thought it unlikely that More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Insiders Rome: The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are by far the most visited art galleries in Italy. And so they should be. There are more than 20,000 items on display at any one time – and sometimes it feels as if there are just as many More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Insiders Rome: St Peter’s Basilica

Indeed, Rome was not built in a day… Work on St Peter’s began in 1506, but the church wasn’t ready to be consecrated until 1626… Like many other buildings in Rome, St Peter’s uses stone recycled from More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Insider’s Rome: The Colosseum

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you won’t see it all in a lifetime, but our new series will guide you through what you mustn’t miss… Perhaps the most iconic of all the tourist destinations in Rome, the Colosseum More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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Rome’s best ice-cream parlours

Summer in Rome can be a sweltering affair, so here at Italia! we believe that ice cream is necessity. Lorenza Bacino and Michela Di Carlo seek out the best ice cream parlours in the city to ensure you enjoy the More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Rome residents are preparing for water rationing

Some 1.5 million Rome residents are bracing themselves for water rationing as Italy faces a severe drought. Water supplies could be suspended for up to eight hours a day in alternating neighbourhoods from July More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Rome Mayor tightens restrictions on alcohol consumption

Stricter regulations over the sale and consumption of alcohol in Rome came in to force at the weekend, with notices being put up across the city in four languages. In a statement mayor Virginia Raggi said, “We More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Top ten Italian cities for apartments

Incase you can’t decide on your ideal Italian city to settle in – we have made a list of the top cities for you to make the choice a bit clearer.  1. Rome – population 2,850,000 Italy’s brash, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
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Escape to Calabria with issue 152 of Italia!

 The July issue of Italia! is out now.    Get away this month to Calabria, explore the glorious beauty of the Aspromonte National Park, get a slice of city life in Modena and discover the best ice cream More...