Top 10 destinations for spring

Springtime means sunshine, warmth, flowers and fresh brilliant green pastures, and our top 10 destinations for spring promise to bring you just that. Spring also means Easter, Passover (Pesach), Ascension (Himmelfahrt, Hemelvaart) and Pentecost (Pinkster, Pfingsten) holidays, during which many people take a few days or a week (or two) off. Here are our favorites […]

Boutique hotel in Rome: Babuino 181 Luxury Suites

Finding a modern boutique hotel in Rome used to be difficult: your choices were limited to 3-star hotels with no air-conditioning or 5-star grand hotels that have been barely renovated in the last 100 years. Now a new generation of young entrepreneurs is changing the hotel scene in Rome, introducing new small-scale, modern boutique hotels in excellent locations. Babuino […]

Where to shop in Rome for men’s clothes and accessories

If you are wondering where to shop in Rome for men’s clothes, shoes and accessories, read this guide I have put together for people who are in Rome for a few days and don’t have too much time in the city. Shopping for men’s clothes in Rome is ridiculously easy. Italy has the best clothes […]

Hotel Art: four star artistic hotel near Spanish Steps

  If you are looking for a hotel near Spanish Steps in Rome, check out the Hotel Art, whose artistic theme runs throughout the property. Hotel Art is creatively designed and decorated with flair. This four story hotel has 46 rooms and suites which are distinguished by four different colors:  blue, orange, yellow and green. These become more intense […]

To Rome With Love travel guide to the Eternal City

To celebrate Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome with Love, here’s a romantic guide to the city with emphasis on atmospheric places to stay, untouristy places to eat and churches that most people don’t even bother to visit. Romantic boutique hotels in Rome If you want to stay in the old Jewish quarter, in a […]

Eat Pray Love Rome Travel Guide

Are you inspired by movie and the book Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia to go to Rome? Don’t wait. The food is as good as depicted in the film. That scene showing Julia Roberts diving into a plate of spaghetti is real. The film shots of carciofi […]

Hostaria Romana: excellent lunch near the Piazza Barberini in Rome

If you find yourself wondering where to have lunch near the Piazza Barberini – home to the Fontana del Tritone of Bernini – make an effort to walk to a small side street that is off the busy Via delle Quattro Fontane to find this little gem of a restaurant called Hostaria Romana. Because it […]