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Thomas Expert Tour Guide - Rome City Tour

Meet the guide: Thomas

Once a month we’ll be interviewing our guides, and getting their recommendations for the best things to see, do and eat in the Eternal City. This week it’s Thomas.

4th Mar 2016

Colosseum Underground - Colosseum Tour

Going underground at the Colosseum

How many times do you go through the Gate of Death in the Colosseum? For many gladiators, only once. Walking through on the arena floor and looking up is an awe-inspiring experience

29th Feb 2016

Testaccio Neighborhood - Rome Tour

A taste of Testaccio

Meat-lovers and Vegetarians won’t go hungry in Testaccio. Meaty pasta dishes include amatriciana, carbonara, and trippa. They love vegetables too, try carciofi or cicoria ripassat ...

19th Feb 2016

Going off the beaten path near Piazza Navona

Going off the beaten path near Piazza Navona

No trip to Rome is complete without a visiting Piazza Navona, a beautiful square with restaurants and history. It would also be a shame to miss the equally charming back streets

26th Jan 2016

Monti Neighborhood Rome

Monti: the slum that became Rome's hipster hang-out

Monti: where ancient meets modern. Once a vibrant area in Ancient Rome, now is home to beautiful historic ruins, but has remained an area for social gathering even centuries later

4th Jan 2016

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Italians pass this chunk of Ancient Roman history everyday, often stopping to marvel at its mythical look. Ponte Rotto is known to be the oldest stone bridge in Roman history

27th Dec 2015

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival that was celebrated in December, beginning with a sacrifice in front of the Temple of Saturn in the Forum, of which secrets remain hidden.

17th Dec 2015