Visiting Rome is always a history lesson. But many people — even Romans — don’t know that Rome played a small part in the history of NASA and the first moon landing.Read More »NASA History in Rome: The Birthplace of Michael Collins
Rome’s grand, historic fountains look awfully inviting after a hot day of sightseeing. But you absolutely, positively should not try to cool off in one of them.Read More »7 Fountains in Rome That You Definitely Should Not Cool Off In
Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one of the best known of Italian names, following his trail in Italy is not so simple.Read More »Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy
I don’t often write about luxury accommodations on Italofile, as I’ve always been of the mind that my readers prefer boutique hotels and budget stays. But over the past 20 years of writing about Italy, my tastes and preferences have evolved.
For example, I used to think that spending a lot of money on a hotel was wasteful, especially if you are going to be sightseeing all day. That was such a youthful mindset! Now that I’m older, I’ve come to appreciate the luxury of a well-appointed suite, a pillowy cloud of a bed, and a room with a view. There’s nothing wrong with aspiring to stay in the best accommodations you can afford.
With that said, here are three new luxury stays in Italy — two in Rome and one in Emilia-Romagna. I would LOVE to stay in one of these. Wouldn’t you?Read More »Luxe Stays in Italy: Three New Choices for 2019
Rome has been written about so many times that we’ve all seen variations on the cliché phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It got me thinking — how long did it take to build Rome, anyhow?Read More »Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day. So How Long Did It Take?