What to do and where to eat in Rome: Villa Pamphili

A little bit of history   The nucleus of the villa property, the Villa Vecchia or ‘old villa’, already existed before 1630, when it was bought by…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: San Pietro

A little bit of history The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter’s Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Castel Sant’Angelo

A little bit of history The tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian, also called Hadrian’s mole, was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 134 and 139 AD. Originally the…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Colosseo

A little bit of history The site chosen was a flat area on the floor of a low valley between the Caelian, Esquiline and Palatine Hills, through which a canalised stream…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Gianicolo

  A little bit of history The Gianicolo  (Janiculum) is a hill in Rome. Although the second-tallest hill in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Il Foro Romano

A little bit of history The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: La Bocca Della Verità

A little bit of history La Bocca Della Verità is an image, carved from pavonazzo marble, of a face, located in the portico of Santa…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Circo Massimo

  A little bit of history The Circus Maximus (Latin for greatest or largest circus, in Italian Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot racing…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Piazza Sant’Eustachio

  A little bit of history Piazza Sant’Eustachio is a very famous square of Rome, in the very center of the Rione Sant’Eustachio (the VIIII…

What to do and where to eat in Rome: Piazza Venezia

  A little bit of history Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali…