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Rome By The Glass
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Rome By The Glass

By Jude Polotan Poor Giordano Bruno. Ten years before Galileo would take the same stance, this former Dominican friar had the temerity to assert that the sun and not the Earth was the center of the universe, earning him a spot front and center in Rome’s Campo di’ Fiore, where […]

Video: An Insider’s Guide To Wandering Rome
Video: An Insider’s Guide To Wandering Rome

Video: An Insider’s Guide To Wandering Rome

Oh man, my dream job: a city tour guide — in Rome no less. Rome Walks, a walking tour company in The Eternal City, put together this handy vid, pointing out some tips for seeing the city, both on and off the beaten path. Highlight: 2:22. “Wander down Vicolo de […]

I’m Heading To Italy, Where Should I Go?
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I’m Heading To Italy, Where Should I Go?

Some friends of mine are planning a trip to Italy at the end of the summer, and they recently asked me, “Where should we go?”, which, if you think about it, is quite a loaded question given the scale of the country. It’s kind of like asking, “What should I […]

How Not To Be A Cow In Rome
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How Not To Be A Cow In Rome

Isn’t a little disconcerting that so many animal metaphors are invoked when describing summer travel in Rome? Well, there’s a reason for it: too many people at too few sites equals cow-like tendencies. For a little help as to when to stray away from the herd, and when it’s best […]

Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome
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Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome

I came across this great video on Rome by Cameron Moll the other day while I was browsing the “Travel Videos” section on Vimeo. Despite the obvious commentary at the beginning (“We’re standing in front of the Colosseum . . . Rome — Italy”), Cameron does a great job capturing […]

Top 10 Alternative Sights In Rome
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Top 10 Alternative Sights In Rome

Seen the Vatican? Done the Coliseum? Walked the . . . well you get it. From decorative crypts to Jetsons-like malls, here are the top 10 lesser-known sights around Rome you’re unlikely to find in any travel guide. By Sarah Parker 1. The Hot Air Balloon in Villa Borghese Villa […]

Livin’ La Dolce Vita a Roma
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Livin’ La Dolce Vita a Roma

I finished rewatching La Dolce Vita the other night and I was surprised at how different the film was from what I remember after first seeing it many years ago. Most noticeably, how critical Fellini portrays Rome. Far from the glamour and the romance so associated with the city, Fellini […]