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24 August 2015

Rome Eats

Our quick tips for putting together a satisfying foodie experience in Rome.


Paul Bennett  |  1 Comment

Rome food market

12 June 2015

Why Gardens Matter

From Kyoto to Boston, we talk with docents around the network about the importance of gardens in their cities.


Lindsay Poulin  |  2 Comments


13 May 2015

Food Culture of the Italian Renaissance

Three of our Italy docents explain what we can learn about 16th-century food traditions and habits by looking at the art from that period.


Luisa Grigoletto  |  2 Comments

Dosso Dossi, Witchcraft

25 April 2015

3 Heroines of WWII

When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.


Eleonora Fuser  |  2 Comments

A patrol of armed women in 1945

7 March 2015

Rome and Our Four Favorite Hidden Museums

Join us and our docents in a series of intimate museum lectures at four of our favorite off-the-beaten-path museums in Rome


Martina Dalla Riva  |  1 Comment

Centrale Montemartini

2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Barcelona - Palau de la Música

18 December 2014

The Perfect Gift: Artisanal Jewelry in Rome

Docent Theresa Potenza shares some tips on how to find Roman artisanal jewelry for the perfect holiday gift.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments


23 October 2014

Rome Beyond the Historic Center

These neighborhoods give you 5 great reasons to leave Rome’s historic center and explore.


Emily Knight  |  1 Comment

Villa Doria Pamphilj, Monteverde. Photo Tom Rankin

19 August 2014

Celebrating Augustus, Rome’s First Emperor

On the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death, we discuss his legacy in Rome with archeologist Giulia Facchin.


Martina Dalla Riva  |  No Comments


11 August 2014

Five Unique Hotels in Rome

We share our favorite, unique accommodations in Rome – from former monasteries to art deco treasures.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Garden at the Kolbe Hotel. Photo courtesy of Kolbe Hotel.

28 July 2014

Practical Facts: How to Visit Pompeii

Our docents give the best tips and tricks for how to explore the incredible site of Pompeii, just a short trip from Naples.


Emily Knight  |  2 Comments

Amphitheater, Pompeii

16 June 2014

The Truth Behind Skip the Line Tickets in Rome

Many companies promise “skip the line” tickets for the city’s top sites, the Vatican, Colosseum, and Galleria Borghese. We get to the truth behind what “skip the line” really means.


Emily Knight  |  3 Comments


10 June 2014

How to Tour the Top Sites Around the Globe

From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments

The more than 8 million visitors annually, the Forbidden City is Beijing's most touristed site. 

Top tip: Avoid weekend and holiday visits, particularly October 1-3 (China’s National Day is Oct. 1), when the Forbidden City is at its most crowded as visitors also flock from China’s countryside to take in the site.

5 June 2014

Italian Cooking Class in Rome

Step inside our Italian Cooking Class in Rome to learn about the basics of Italian cooking and cuisine.


Natalie Holmes  |  3 Comments

Of course, no Italian cooking class would be complete without a glass or two of Prosecco to lubricate proceedings. Plus of course, the requisite bruschetta--a simple but delicious traditional Italian antipasto consisting of freshly chopped tomatoes and basil on toasted bread with a drizzle of olive oil.

13 May 2014

Touring the Colosseum with Kids

We sit down with docent Linda Nolan for her advice on how to bring the Colosseum to life for families.


Paul Bennett  |  4 Comments


10 May 2014

Practical Facts: Visiting the Vatican with Kids

Visiting the Vatican with your kids? Make sure you have our handy list of tips to help make the experience easier.


Emily Knight  |  No Comments