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Things to do in Puglia: Best things to do in Conversano, including where to stay in Puglia

Things to do in Puglia: 10 best things to do in Conversano

What to do in Conversano, Puglia Looking for things to do in Puglia, or more specifically, the best things to do in Conversano? Whatever your holiday plans in this gorgeous Italian region, at the heel of the boot-shaped peninsula, don’t miss Conversano, in the metropolitan area of Bari. This ancient town, which has been settled…

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Best Lazio beaches: This guide to the best beaches near Rome includes how to get to the best Rome beaches with public transport, including how to get to Ostia and Fregene, how to get to Sperlonga, Anzio, Gaeta, Santa Severa and Santa Mariella. The best beaches in Lazio.

Best Lazio beaches: the best beaches near Rome & how to reach them 2019

This guide to the best beaches near Rome focuses on the Roman beaches which are easy to reach with public transport. While Lazio – the county or state which includes Rome – has some outstandingly attractive beaches including the Pontine islands and Sabaudia in the south, these are much more difficult to get to if…

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YogAyur yoga and meditation centre in Rome's Ostiense now offers a delicious new bistro and bento bar, plus a relaxing basement hammam

YogAyur yoga and meditation centre offers a brand new bistro and relaxing hammam

YogAyur, in Rome’s Ostiense / Piramide district, is a yoga centre with big ambitions. The formerly itinerant yoga association, which also has a centre in Monti, found a home in Ostiense a few years ago, just behind the iconic gasometer, on the upper floors of a tranquil palazzo with a roof terrace – great for…

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Palmerie Parioli in Rome's Parioli neighbourhood offers breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner, drinks and dancing, and specialises in Asian fusion food

Palmerie Parioli has breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner, drinks and dancing sewn up

Palmerie Parioli, in Rome’s Parioli neighbourhood, is that rare beast: a venue which manages to cover all bases with remarkable success. After launching about a year ago in Rome’s upmarket residential neighbourhood, north of Villa Borghese – and now with a new chef at the helm – Palmerie Parioli has successfully broadened its remit from…

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Drink Kong, one of Rome's coolest cocktail bars, now offers a Drink Kong cocktail masterclass run by founder Patrick Pistolesi in English or Italian.

Drink Kong, Rome’s coolest cocktail bar, now offers a private cocktail masterclass

Drink Kong, one of Rome’s coolest cocktail bars, should already be on your list of essential hangouts in Rome. The brainchild of Patrick Pistolesi, one of the city’s leading mixology experts, Drink Kong is located in the trendy Monti district, within easy reach of Rome’s Termini station. With interiors inspired by Blade Runner, excellent cocktails,…

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Try Co.So in Pigneto for exceptional cocktails in Rome's coolest neighbourhood, paired with quality food on Coso Pigneto's new menu

How Co.So in Pigneto evolved beyond THAT carbonara cocktail (and my night with Hibu)

Cocktail bars in Rome don’t get much more perfect than Co.So in Rome’s Pigneto neighbourhood. It’s small, but with enough cute tables to find a spot for you and your squeeze / mates AND get a decent vibe going. The bar changed hands about a year ago after achieving cult status on the Roman cocktail…

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How to see the rose petal shower in the Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost. La pioggia della rose at the Pantheon in Rome, Italy - or rose petals in the Pantheon.

(VIDEO) How to See The Rose Petal Shower in The Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost 2019

How to see the rose petal shower in the Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost If you happen to be visiting Rome in early summer, there’s one charming spectacle you shouldn’t miss: the fall of rose petals through the oculus of the Pantheon, which takes places every year at Pentecost, exactly 49 days after Easter Sunday. In…

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Magazzino Scipioni, just a few steps from the Vatican, offers gourmet food with French and Italian wines, as well as formal and informal wine tastings

Magazzino Scipioni: the perfect gourmet food and wine experience near the Vatican

Looking for a laid-back, gourmet lunch surrounded by wine bottles in the shadow of the Vatican? Magazzino Scipioni is located a few steps from the Vatican Museums and metro Ottaviano, in the Prati district, a melting pot of local stores and cute clothing brands, which has turned into one of Rome’s popular foodie neighbourhoods in…

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Choose Mercerie high street food for a quick, gourmet lunch in Rome's Largo Argentina, or cocktails and a seasonal menu after dark

Choose Mercerie for a quick, gourmet lunch in Rome’s Largo Argentina

Rome’s historical centre is full of ancient treasures, but when it comes to lunchtime, it’s not always easy to find a rapid, tasty and stylish spot at the right price. Located in Rome’s Largo Argentina – where Julius Caesar was assassinated, no less – smart new eatery Mercerie – High Street Food overlooks the impressive,…

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Rome's Coffee Pot restaurants in Trastevere and Piazza Bologna serve excellent Asian fusion dishes at a fair price for the exceptional quality.

Try Rome’s Coffee Pot for great Mexican – Asian fusion food in chic surroundings

If you’ve spent any time in Rome you will probably have popped into one of its cool Coffee Pot restaurants and bars (and occasional dance venues) in Trastevere or Piazza Bologna. Although the Coffee Pot signature design is recognisable across both venues, Coffee Pot Trastevere has a firmly after dark vibe which lends itself well…

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