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Easter in Rome 2018: a guide to Holy Week 2018 in Rome, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Easter in Rome 2020: a guide to Holy Week 2020 in Rome, including Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Easter in Rome can be one of the most rewarding times to enjoy the city. While the weather can be changeable at this time of the year, it’s a moment when the city’s churches – and there are more than 1000 of them – really enter the fray, and regional food traditions get another major…

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Rome Commonwealth War Cemetery, Testaccio

Commonwealth Cemetery Rome: The 426 graves in Testaccio’s forgotten cemetery

There’s a famous cemetery near Piramide – the non-Catholic cemetery – where everyone goes to visit the graves of Shelley and Keats. But today I want to talk about Testaccio’s other cemetery, the one no-one talks about. Rome’s Commonwealth War Cemetery, on the other side of Via Nicola Zabaglia. Unlike its popular neighbour, whose distinct…

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Rome's cemeteries: this guide to the best Rome Cemeteries introduces Verano Cemetery, the Non-Catholic Cemetery and the Commonwealth Cemetery, Rome.

Rome cemetery guide: The three best cemeteries to visit in Rome

Curious about cemeteries in Rome, or looking for the most interesting Rome cemetery to visit? This Rome cemetery guide rounds up my three favourite Roman cemeteries, all which are distinguished by vastly different purposes, atmospheres, and styles. The three Rome cemeteries listed in this guide also have their own dedicated posts, in case you’re interested…

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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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The ultimate guide to driving a scooter in Rome, with tips, tricks and safety suggestions

How to drive a scooter in Italy: 50 tips and tricks for driving a Vespa in Rome

I’ve been driving a scooter (or motorino, as they’re called in Italy) in Rome for nearly ten years. That’s a decade of insane traffic, painful tumbles, vigorously exchanged gestures with other drivers and coming back to find your (parked) Vespa dented or with the seat slashed. It’s also been ten years of always being on…

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Planning a Picnic, Roman Style

It’s technically the perfect time of year for a picnic. Rome’s weather tends to get it “just right” in the late spring, achieving that rare temperature which makes sitting in the sun bearable and lying in the shade a pleasure. If you were in the capital in recent weeks, you might have found yourself dodging…

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Lunch in the Castelli Romani: how to visit Ariccia or Frascati with public transport, to eat porchetta in a typical fraschetta. How to get to the Castelli Romani, including Nemi, Genzano, Marino, Monte Porzio Catone and Albano Laziale. #castelliromani

Lunch in the Castelli Romani, including how to get to Ariccia and Frascati with public transport

If you’re looking for information on having lunch in the Castelli Romani, and more specifically, how to get to the towns of Frascati or Ariccia with public transport, you’ve come to the right place. Visiting the Castelli Romani is not only an easy day trip from Rome, it’s an ideal location for a lunch outside Rome,…

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Babingtons Tea Rooms, at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome, is celebrating an astonishing 125 years in the Eternal City.

Babingtons Tea Rooms: the cat that got the cream celebrates 125 years in Rome

Babingtons Tea Rooms in Rome is an extraordinary institution in a city which knows a thing or two about ancient history. Coming up to its 125th anniversary in 2018, the original Babingtons Tea Rooms was opened in 1893 in Via Due Macelli by two enterprising young women who wanted to make a respectable living in…

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Rome’s newest Calabrian restaurant and food laboratory, Forte, in Tiburtina, is a welcome game changer for the Roman dining scene.

Calabrian restaurant and food lab Forte is a box of delights in Rome Tiburtina

Rome’s newest Calabrian restaurant and food laboratory, Forte, is a welcome game changer for the Roman dining scene. While it’s perhaps common knowledge that the range of ethnic restaurants in Rome is patchy at best, you might imagine that the Italian regions would be comprehensively represented. That’s not entirely the case, especially if we look…

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Officina - pizza and burger is a recently refurbished pizzeria and craft-beer bar in Rome which is laying claim to serving one of the best pizzas in Rome.

REVIEW: Is Officina – pizza and burger the best pizzeria in Rome?

Officina – pizza and burger is a recently refurbished pizzeria and craft-beer bar in Rome which is laying claim to serving one of the best pizzas in the capital. I’m guessing I don’t need to tell you how hardly contested that particularly crown is – it makes that Brutus-Julius Caesar spat in the capital look…

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