The Roman Jewish Ghetto (the second-oldest in Italy, following the one in Venice, whose dialect originated the word indicating for decades the places where Jews were forced to live and work) was established on July 12th, 1555 by Pope Paul IV; it marked the beginning of a long story filled with tragic moments, such as

Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places in the center of Rome. Its current aspect is a consequence of the patronage from one of the most well-known patrician families, the Pamphilis. Through it, they wanted to celebrate their nobility, which had been overshadowed by the political and social rise of their

Public transportation in Rome – How to use Buses, Metro, Tram. Even though Rome is a very large city , it has only three subway lines: Line A (red line), Line B – B1 ( blue line) and Line C (green line), and many bus lines that cover the metro area. Subway lines run from

The art of coffee in Italy The coffee, for the Italians is not only a drink capable of giving you a boost of energy or to revitalize you after a long day’s work. To have a cup of coffee- at home or in the bar(cafe) is a ritual that can also be a perfect occasion

Rome on bicycle – The best way to see Rome. Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also one of the dirtiest and most polluted cities in Europe. The city is trying to fight pollution by limiting the traffic in the historical center, and by promoting the use

A labyrinth of narrow streets, paved with “sampietrini” (cobblestones made of flint stone and carved with an ancient technique, typical of Rome), overlooked by lots of restaurants and bars, open day and night: welcome to Trastevere, one of the most charming among Rome’s neighborhoods. It’s an ancient neighborhood, lying on an inhabited area that dates

The birth of Pizza Margherita. Pizza is one of the most ancient recipes in the world and definitely the most popular one. Ancient Greeks, Etruscan, Persians and Romans thousands of years ago, had dishes similar to our modern pizza, flatbread with different toppings, both sweet and savory. The modern history of pizza begins in the

Talking statues of Rome. It all started in 1501, when during the road construction, a small statue was discovered and placed in one of the corners of Piazza Navona. Few days later first note was posted right on the statue, and then another one, and another one. People started using the statue to spread the

Driving in Rome can get pretty hectic and stressful at times. Italians are calm and laid-back at the point A and at the point B, but between point A and point B they are always in the rush, always stressed and are very anxious to get to the point B as fast as they can.