Ask the Italy Expert: Outlet Shopping and Rome Pastry Shops

 

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I get lots of emails from readers asking for Italy travel advice. And while I like to think of myself as the Italy travel resource, I know that there are tons of bloggers, writers, tour operators, travel consultants, and many other Italophiles who have knowledge on specific subjects, like villa rentals, Tuscany antique markets, or wines of the Veneto.…

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A Peaceful Oasis in Rome

Protestant Cemetery, Rome

The Protestant Cemetery, also known as the Non-Catholic Cemetery (Cimitero Acattolico), is located behind the grand pyramid (Piramide), a burial site for Roman magistrate Gaius Cestius who died around 12BC.

Surrounded by tall trees, which miraculously drown out the din of Roman traffic just beyond the pyramid, the well-kept cemetery is the final resting place of a few names from literature. …

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The Roma Pass

The Colosseum is one of more than 40 places where you can use the Roma PassHere’s an update to yesterday’s post about Saving Money with Combined Tickets. In addition to some other combined ticket options on offer in the Eternal City, there’s also the Roma Pass. The €20*, 3-day pass entitles the holder to “free” entry to two museums, reduced rates to other museums, access to all public transport, discounts on entertainment and guided tours, and a kit that includes maps of the city and transportation routes as well as news about events.…

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Saving Money with Combined Tickets

Save your euros by purchasing combined tickets
Save your euros by purchasing combined tickets

It’s tough to be an American tourist in Europe right now, what with the dollar sinking to new lows against the euro every day. The New York Times had a fantastic Practical Traveler feature a few months back titled 10 Ways to Keep Europe Within Reach.…

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