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18 April 2014

Beneath the Crypta Balbi

We interview archeologist and docent Patrizia Sfligiotti about her time digging at Rome’s Crypta Balbi.


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The Crypta Balbi

15 February 2014

Beyond Fellini: 4 Italian Directors to Know

Cinema is one of the greatest ways to understand a culture. Docent Elisabetta Lodoli shares the Italian directors to know aside from Fellini.


Emily Knight  |  2 Comments

The Great Beauty (2013)

5 January 2014

Papal Crest Symbolism in Rome

Ever wondered why the grand Palazzo Barberini is decorated with bees? We share the secrets of Papal Crests in Rome.


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Palazzo Farnese

11 December 2013

5 Christmas Mass Options in Rome

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be wondering which service to attend in Rome. We have your answers here.


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St Peter's at Christmas © Bruce McAdam

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…


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17 November 2013

Win a free Context Family Walk in Italy (and a drawing kit!)

Want to win a free family walk in Italy? Learn how to enter our contest and win!


Dominique Bohler  |  No Comments

Learning on our Daily Life in Venice for Families

10 October 2013

The Grand Tour & Literati in Historic Rome

Our docent Hilary Bockham takes us on an journey through the streets of Rome as the ultimate destination of the 1800s Grand Tour.


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Spanish steps

23 September 2013

Rome Architecture 101

Our guest blogger from gives a crash course in the different periods of Rome’s architecture.


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Roman Architecture

26 August 2013

Practical Facts: 5 Food Traps to Avoid in Rome

Our culinary experts give their advice and tips on how to avoid tourist traps while eating in Rome.


Jessica Stewart  |  5 Comments

Dining near a major tourist monument may spell trouble. Photo ©Jessica Stewart

29 July 2013

Best Beach Trips Outside Rome

As summer heats up, find our suggestions for the best beaches to visit outside of Rome.


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Panoramic view of Santa Marinella beach

4 June 2013

Why You Should Skip San Gimignano: 3 Alternate Excursions

We tell you why you should think about skipping San Gimignano, Pompeii, and Siracusa during your next trip to Italy.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments


11 May 2013

Expert Tips: Traveling to Rome with a Baby

Native Roman and new mom shares some tips for traveling to Rome with a baby.


Martina Dalla Riva  |  No Comments


3 May 2013

Picture of the Day: Vatican Museums at 2 pm

If anyone is wondering how the crowds in the Vatican look this year, we have the answer.


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26 April 2013

Ancient Rome Rediscovered

Ancient Rome is more than just the Colosseum, see some of our favorite sites and artifacts.


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The Arch of Constantine gets most of the attention, but only 10 minutes away lies the Arch of Septimius Severus, at the far end of the Roman Forum. Like many ancient Roman structures that dot the city, this arch owes its great state of preservation to the fact that it had been incorporated into a Christian church, another example of the city's continuous recycling of structures.

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.


Whitney Webster  |  4 Comments

Parisian cafe

4 February 2013

6 Spots to Mingle with Roman Families

Have you ever wondered where native Romans spend time with their children? Let us tell you.


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