Rome & Lazio

NASA History in Rome: The Birthplace of Michael Collins

Visiting Rome is always a history lesson. But many people -- even Romans -- don't know that Rome played a…

1 day ago

7 Fountains in Rome That You Definitely Should Not Cool Off In

Rome's grand, historic fountains look awfully inviting after a hot day of sightseeing. But you absolutely, positively should not try…

3 days ago

Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day. So How Long Did It Take?

Rome has been written about so many times that we've all seen variations on the cliché phrase "Rome wasn't built…

3 months ago

A Day Trip to Pompeii from Rome: DIY Trips and Guided Tours

Should you take a day trip to Pompeii from Rome? This post helps you decide whether you want to do…

4 months ago

Michelangelo in Rome: His Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Beyond

Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all…

5 months ago

New Year’s Day in Villa Borghese

The ideal place in Rome to spend New Year's Day.

7 months ago

Day Trip from Rome: The Monster-Filled Gardens of Bomarzo

Bomarzo's Parco dei Mostri is a park filled with fantastical sculptures of animals, monsters, and other beasts. It's an ideal…

10 months ago

The Coolest View of the Colosseum

The Colosseum is a fascinating structure no matter where you view it. But my favorite perch from which to view…

10 months ago

Anthony Bourdain Dined Only Here

It's been a few days since the world learned that Anthony Bourdain passed away. The news hit me hard and…

1 year ago

Video: Living in Rome

People often ask me what it's like living in Rome. And it's hard to give an answer that pleases everyone.…

1 year ago

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