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So you’re planning a trip to Rome and you’ve done a bit of research beforehand. You’ve worked out how to get from from the airport to your hotel. Naturally, you’ve made your hotel room reservations on Venere.com (wink, wink) and you’ve made a list of recommended restaurants you want to check out during your trip. You’ve even mapped out your itinerary of the ‘Must’ sights to see. But how well do you really think you know Rome? We’ve put together some fun facts about Rome that maybe you didn’t know yet.

Colosseum, Rome

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Rome abounds with no-frills pizzerias that serve a variety of pizzas. A classic Roman pizza is crispy and wafer thin. Pizzerias with wood-fired oven produce excellent thin crust pizzas. Almost all pizzerias serve traditional capricciosa and margherita pizzas. A capricciosa pizza consists of a bit of everything such as eggs, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, olives, sausages, mozzarella and tomatoes, whereas the margherita features basil, mozzarella and tomatoes.

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Pizza Al Taglio, “pizza by the cut,” is the most popular pizza. These rectangular pizzas are cut by scissors and weighed as per customers’ requirements. read full article

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For this week’s Travel Picks Friday, we wanted to inspire you with Italian Cuisine and chose three scrumptious recipes for you to try out. These fantastic recipes were brought to you by Raleigh from LoveFromItalia, a superb blog about Italy, food, and travel!

cacio pepe recipe

New Oil – just pressed – is a treasure that needs the right dish to be paired with to showcase it in all its unctuous velvety goldenness. Whether the oil comes from Northern Italy, Southern Italy, Central Italy, Sicily or Sardinia, it needs to be presented simply, letting the oil shine (no pun intended!).

The Thought: “Tutte le strade conducono a Roma” – every street will take you to Rome – immediately came to mind when I thought of ways to use Olio Nuovo… because, two of my favorite ways are with Roman specialties! read full article

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1. The art capital of Italy

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Known as the cradle of the Renaissance era (la culla del Rinascimento), the historic center of Florence was declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1982. In fact, the centro storico is home to some of the most beautiful monuments, churches and museums of the world and attracts millons of tourists to the city each year. The historic city lies within medeival walls built around it in the 14th century after Florence began to grow due to its economic growth. Some of its most prominent sights include the Duomo, the Uffizi museum, the Galleria dell’Accademia where the statue of David is held and the Ponte Vecchio. read full article

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The Italian capital, nicknamed the “Eternal City” is a city of layers, contemporary establishments built on thousands of years of history. The sense of history here is extraordinary, so profound and immediate. The city of Rome is a museum in itself, and only 24 hours to spare can hardly do its timeless grandeur and beauty any justice at all, but it is ample time to intrigue your senses and pave your path for return.

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The city is best experienced by foot or bike, as transportation is not the most reliable and many of the main tourist destinations are walking distance apart. I prefer walking around the city, as it also provides a full-fledged sensory experience. read full article

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This week for our Travel Picks Friday column we decided to satisfy music lover’s need of “soul food”. Check out the best record stores in Rome, Italy.

Record Store Rome

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Are you a fashion addict and can’t avoid to go for a little shopping when on holidays? If you are planning a trip to Sydney, Qantas Spirit of Australia proposes you a guide for select vintage fashion shopping in Sydney.

Vintage Shopping in Sydney

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The capital city of Italy is Rome and is one of the top picks for an international vacation, especially for lovers and romantic couples. It is the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, and Vatican City. It was also the site of several famous movies such as “La Dolce Vita” and “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Rome has been a center of culture, history, power, and religion for over a millennium as well as being home to one of the world’s greatest civilizations.

Kid Friendly Rome
The following list of kid-friendly destinations in Rome is far from complete. However, you should consider these as events and attractions that you don’t want to miss while vacationing in Rome. read full article

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If you didn’t know, one of the most popular holidays in Italy is surely the “Ferragosto” on the 15th of August. Originally, in Roman times, it was related to a celebration of the middle of the summer and the end of the hard labour in the fields. Before the Roman Catholic Church came into existence, however, this holiday was celebrated in the Roman Empire to honor the gods and the cycle of fertility and ripening. read full article

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One of the best parts about visiting Rome in the spring and summer time,

Rome 1st May Concert

aside from the nice weather, is that there are always a ton of free things to do in and around the Eternal City. read full article

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Theatre has a long, grand and sometimes grisly history in Rome.

Rome Theatre

It is a history that reaches from the gladiatorial contests and Christian massacres of ancient times, read full article

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If you are planning a cultural Spring trip, nothing better than Paris. Discover the most extensive collection of Monet’s work.

Totti mural in Monti, Rome

This week’s Rome has gone through a soccer fever as last Sunday’s game positioned AS Roma read full article

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Dear Travel Agony Aunt,
Can you suggest a hotel in rome, good location, but around 200.oo or less…
thanks
JS

Rome Trevi Fountain

Hi JS,

Here’s a list of highly-rated hotels in Rome city center… read full article

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One of the great joys of travelling is that occasionally you come across a place where you can not only hear about history but can actually feel it, see it and touch it.

Rome Colosseum

Rather than in dry museums, where the past can seem remote, vague and as dusty as the exhibits, these are places where the past comes to life and assaults your senses, read full article

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The New Year is coming up so fast you’ll not even have time to practice gurgling out the chorus of Auld Lang Syne before the clock strikes 12.

London Eye

Many people affected by the economic crisis will be willing to… read full article

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