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Best Things To Do In Rome

Capital of the Roman Empire and today one of the most visited cities on earth, Rome is a metropolis of archaeology, churches, winding alleys and gelato. Packed with tourist attractions and world heritage sites, the Eternal City cannot be seen in a day. To avoid…
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The Best Pizza in Rome

Who doesn't want to find the best pizza when visiting Rome? Visiting Rome serves as a long-searched-for open invitation to eat pizza every day: a practice usually only employed by American college age males. This delicious dish has been enjoyed for over a millennium. There may…
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Remembrance of Things Past: Christmas in Rome

Memories of Christmas traditions in Italy from an American living in Rome When I’m shopping in Seattle in mid-October and the red poinsettias in their foil-covered pots are already on display for shoppers who want to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving, I think back to Christmas…
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Visiting Aventine Hill, Rome

My favorite hill of the famous seven in Rome is the Aventine, set between the Tiber, Testaccio quarter and the Circus Maximus. A walk there is a lovely way to spend a sunny morning. Ancient churches, mellow-colored buildings and secluded gardens with umbrella pines and…
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Rome Day Trip to Bracciano, Italy

When the best answer to "What to do in Rome?" is to get out of town for a day trip, try venturing to Bracciano in Italy's Lazio region. Take a train north out of Rome (leaving from Ostiense Station) for an hour or so, to Bracciano. Watch…
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Literary Rome: Books To Read To Get Ready To Visit

Rome is an overwhelming city: layer on layer, history on history. To sort through it would take a lifetime and I've started too late. The advantage of the tourist is that they arrive at their destination with a list of places and things that interests…