Pontifical Villas: extraordinary visitors’ access and new train service from Vatican City to Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis opens Castel Gandolfo’s doors to the public, permitting for the first time access to the Apostolic Palace and Pontifical Villas, for a century inaccessible Summer papal residences. Continue reading

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

Christmas: top ten things to do in Rome.

Christmas holidays are a fantastic time to visit Rome, maybe not popular as summer months, but still very suggestive and certainly less crowded with tourists. Rome is the capital of Christianity and the place where the celebration of Christmas originated: which place could be better of Rome in Christmas? 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