Rome topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

Why visit Rome?

 
Bucatini all'Amatriciana, one of my favorite Italian dishes (Photo by stu_spivack)

All the best there is to eat (and drink) in Rome

 
The crowds at the Trevi

Free things to see and do in Rome

 
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Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Rome

 
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The Baldacchino over the altar of St. Peter's

Classic sights and experiences that just scream "You're in Rome now!"

 
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The Cerasi Chapel, with paintings by Annibale Carracci (center) and Caravaggio (left and right)

My favorite things to see and do—and places to sleep and eat—in Rome

 
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Tiger

What do do in Rome that will make the whole family happy—Sights, experiences, restaurants, tours, and more

 
The Imperial Room, with Bernini's Rape of Persephone

Free on the first Sunday of the month

 
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Italy has a number of the world's smallest countries actually contained within its borders, from the hilltown Republic of San Marino to the world's most famous theocracy: Vatican City

 
Befane at the Piazza Navona Christmas Market

Going more in-depth on some aspects of Roman history, life, culture, and travel experiences

 

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Self-Portrait (1650) by Nicolas Poussin in the Louvre, Paris

Art and architecture in Italy

 

From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history

 

The mysteries of the metric system

 

Famous people throughout Italian history