Rome Travel – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Rome travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Rome, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Rome travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Rome travel.

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.

Where to Rent a Wheelchair in Italy

In keeping with the spirit of our mobility program services, we have put together resource lists for wheelchair rental in our various cities. The Italian cities in which we operate face their own unique challenges, from the bridges in Venice to the cobbled streets to Rome. While some museums do provide foldable wheelchairs, their quality and availability can be variable and limited to that particular site. The following is a list of pharmacies and medical supply stores that provide wheel chair rentals.

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Off the Beaten Path: Tours in the Public Interest

At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in which we operate. This heritage most familiarly comes in the form of monumental sites such as the Colosseum or iconic…

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500 Years of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, A Chat with Frank Dabell

As 2012 approaches we have begun to think about what great anniversaries would be taking place and none jumped out more than the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo’s masterpiece has captivated both scholars and travelers for centuries, so it seemed fitting to sit down and have a chat with art historian and long time Context docent Frank Dabell about the artist and his work.

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