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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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A review of Eating Italy Food Tours' Florence tour The Other Side of Florence - a walking tour with food tastings around Florence.

(VIDEO) Review: Eating Italy Food Tours’ The Other Side of Florence Tour

Review: Eating Italy Food Tours’ Florence food Tour Florence is the perfect foil when you’re tired of Rome. Where the Eternal City has ancient ruins, Firenze boasts Renaissance art and architecture. While Roman cuisine is entrenched in working-class traditions of make-do and season cheap cuts, Florence – while also boasting an extensive cucina povera –…

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An Insider’s Guide To: The Hard Rock Cafe Rome

Sometimes, even when you’re in a city where food has a cult of its own and regional cuisine rarely disappoints, you just have to have a change. Enter the Hard Rock Cafe Rome: live music and DJ sets, friendly staff, cool cocktails and a menu whose predictability makes it the ultimate in comfort food. With a…

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15 Hip Addresses in Rome For Fabulous Vintage Finds: the Best Vintage Stores in Rome

Best vintage stores in Rome – why buy vintage? Ten years ago, acquiring great vintage pieces in Rome was expensive and time consuming. There were a few premium resellers, but – well – to put it bluntly – they wanted a lot of money for their old stuff. But as vintage appreciation has increased in…

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Photographing Italy From Space (the secret NASA archives)

Above: Mount Vesuvius, captured from NASA’s Terra spacecraft Italy is one of the most photogenic countries in the world. Just look at the millions of Instagram accounts, travel blogs, websites and aficionados that document its beauty every day. Hell, you can take a picture of a rusty garage door here and it still looks gorgeous!…

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6 Essential Steps When Starting a Brand New Blog

I remember the first blog I ever started. It was called Inky Fingers and it was supposed to revolutionise the world of creative writing, while creating a community for other wannabe authors. After a few months of plodding away at posts, scrolling for non-existent comments and watching an email inbox remain empty, I gave in….

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New to Testaccina? Start Here.

The orignal Testaccina blog was born just over three years ago, in March 2013, when I broke a bone in my foot and couldn’t walk for a month. I had already been living in Rome, Italy for about ten years at that time, working as a business journalist. My job involved editing an international investment…

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