Spring feast days in Rome: Easter, April 21st, April 25th, May 1st, June 29th – What is open and when.

During Spring many feast days are observed in Italy. On these days schools, offices and banks are closed, and in many of them you will find restaurants, shops, and some Museums and Archeological sites closed too. The best thing to do is to check in advance if the place you want to see, or the restaurant you want to try, is open on the day you need. Continue reading

National day of Archaeology, artistic heritage and restoration: free initiatives all over Italy on December 7th

On December 7th, Italy will celebrate the National day of archaeology, artistic heritage and restoration, an event organized by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo – MiBACT), to pay homage to the immense and inestimable historical, artistic and archaeological Italian heritage. Continue reading

What to see in Florence: top 10 tourist attractions.

Considered the “cradle of the Renaissance”, in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Florence is noted for its culture, art, architecture and monuments, it contains numerous wonderful churches, squares, museums and art galleries, elegant buildings and shops, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture, politics and fashion. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Continue reading

World Tourism Day 2014 – Free entry to Vatican Museums

World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on 27 September, is a global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization ) were adopted. Continue reading