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 […]

24 Hours in the Cinque Terre

Manarola in the Cinque Terre

I have never been to the Cinque Terre before this trip and have always heard how it’s very similar to the Amalfi Coast. As we are very familiar with the Amalfi Coast, I was keen to visit the Cinque Terre only to see if it is that similar. With plans to stop one night half […]

Walking the Appian Way in Rome

Appian Way in Rome - Walking or biking is possible

After all the eating we did on Easter, I would have been happy to walk the first 16km of the Appian Way and back. Easter for us is usually synonymous with a feast but this year, the weekend happened to also coincide with three birthdays in the family. If that wasn’t enough, we had friends […]

More Options Than You Think – From Rome to Amalfi Coast

Rome to Amalfi Coast - Signs

Last month when Gillian told me that she would be taking the bus from Rome to the Amalfi Coast, it sure got my attention. I usually only go to Positano with Luca by car and had never thought of alternatives as they seem too complicated. I was keen to hear about Gillian’s experience because if […]

Handy tips on taking the train from Rome to Florence

Train from Rome to Florence: Trenitalia

Taking the train from Rome to Florence is simply so convenient that we had not doubt this was how we will get there for our tour of Florence. Now that there are two train operators that get you from Rome to the center of Florence, it really doesn’t make sense to drive there unless you […]

First Step – Getting to Rome

Getting to Rome - View of Fiumicino

You’ve heard the saying that “All roads lead to Rome” and thanks to the progress made since Roman times, getting to Rome is now not only limited to roads! While the most convenient way for most travelers is by air, traveling by train to Rome has become increasingly popular in Europe. Here are some known […]

How To Get From Rome to Bari


While planning our trip to Puglia in April, we decided to fly from Rome to Bari.  At that time, we didn’t have a car and as we only had 3 days to spare, due to work commitments, the only logical option was to fly.  Although, the flight from Ciampino required us to get up at […]

You Don’t Have to be the Zuckerbergs to visit Rome

Don't Have To Be the Zuckerbergs to visit Rome - Receipts

As all you may have heard, the Zuckerbergs were in Rome for their honeymoon last weekend but you don’t have to be a billionaire to visit Rome. There are plenty of options available here in the Eternal City that regardless of your budget, you will still get the most out of vacation. Here are some […]

Rome on a Budget: 4 Financial Tips

Rome, Italy - Breathtaking

As one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, it’s no surprise that Rome is often a highly sought after destination.  After all, in a recent TripAdvisor survey, Rome was ranked as the No. 3 in the Top 25 Destinations in the World. However, a trip to Rome is  no small hop across […]

Taxis in Rome

Taxis in Rome: Main

I don’t often take taxis in Rome as I get around with public transportation but when I do, it’s usually because I absolutely need to. Even going to the airport, it is easier and cheaper to take the Leonardo Express and on top of that you don’t have to worry about traffic. Last week a […]

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