[Video] Cool experience in Rome: Colosseum at Night


I’ve passed by the Colosseum countless number of times, been inside a handful of times during the day but never had the chance to visit the Colosseum at night. Not until recently. My husband, who’s from Rome, seldom joins me in being a “tourist” in Rome but when we were invited by Walks of Italy […]

Visit to The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel After Closing Hours


An experience of a lifetime. That fittingly describes the amazing experience I had yesterday evening. It doesn’t get more exclusive than being the only visitors in the Vatican Museums after closing hours and even more extraordinary, having the Sistine Chapel all to ourselves. This was a private tour specially arranged by The Roman Guy, and […]

Inspiring Walk with Context Travel


This is not the usual kind of tour most visitors to Rome would join. After all, our meeting point was the non-Catholic cemetery in Rome. I’ve briefly been to this cemetery before and while it is one of the prettiest cemeteries I have ever seen, cemeteries are not usually a place I tend to wander […]

Morning exploring Trionfale Market, Cooking Demo and Roman Lunch


It’s impossible for me to resist an invite to explore markets, even ones I’ve been too before as it’s fascinating to explore them with a different set of eyes. So when I received an invitation by Trionfale Tours to spend a morning with them at the market, I happily accepted. Recently launched, Trionfale Tours started […]

Why on earth would I be looking at Rome apartment rentals?

View of Rome

Why on earth would I be looking at Rome apartment rentals when I’m already settled in my own cozy home here in Rome? Before I tell you why, let me share what got me to me writing this post. A challenge – more specifically a challenge for GowithOh. Let me explain. I have four cousins […]

More great places to eat in Rome

Pizza al taglio and suppli from Pizzarium

Just this past week I’ve come across a handful of great posts on places to eat in Rome, and would like to share them with you in case you have missed them The first post I came across was from Tavole Romane titled “The Untouchables” where they list not 10 or 20 or even 30 […]

Grape Harvest at Val delle Rose,Tuscany

Welcome sight at Val delle Rose, Tuscany

Getting invited to participate in a grape harvest in Tuscany was something I couldn’t refuse. For several years I have expressed my desire to be part of vendemmia and when I received the invitation from Cecchi, a winery which history dates back to 1893, I was beyond excited. Along with a few other fabulous bloggers […]

Things to see in Rome: Off-the-beaten path

Things to see in Rome: Santo Stefano in Rotondo

While there are plenty of things to see in Rome, more often than not, visitors will make their way to the main attractions – ones that are a must-see especially if you are a first-time visitor to the city. I can’t blame them for wanting to check the Colosseum, the most iconic symbol of Rome, […]

Culinary Vacation in Italy: Rome as the base

Cooking Holidays in Italy: Using Rome as the base

A friend is planning a culinary vacation in Italy and using Rome as her base, she has asked if I could help with her itinerary. Here are some ideas which came to mind for her two-week holiday focused mainly on culinary experiences, with a few sprinkles of culture as well as time to chill. Before […]

Pasta making class in Rome

Pici made and ready to be cooked - Pasta making class in Rome

As I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, I happily accepted the invitation to join a pasta making class in Rome with a professional chef. The idea of spending an evening enjoying a homemade meal on the terrace of an apartment in the historic center is not one I could easily turn down. I’ve […]

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