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Guide to Rome and Lazio

Guide to Rome and Lazio (150)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to Rome and the rest of the region of Lazio.

  • Rome Art, Food and Wine Tour
    The Art, Food and Wine Tour of the Castelli Romani by In Italy Tours is new for 2013 and runs just once, from 31st October - 7th November. The aim of the tour is to get you beyond Rome and enjoy a relaxed immersion in art, authentic roman cuisine, wine tasting and history. But not only, your trip ...
  • Walks of Italy, Vatican Tours
    Rome with Walks of Italy are cultural tours of the Eternal City and Vatican city. You can book online by following the links below. Here we indicate when and where the tours run and if they can be enjoyed as part of a group or privately. The basic price indicated includes all tickets and reservat...
  • Walks of Italy, Rome Tours
    Walks of Italy tours of Rome and the Vatican are great cultural experiences. Book online by following the links below. Here we indicate when and where the tours run and if they can be enjoyed as part of a group or privately. The basic price indicated includes all tickets and reservation fees.   ...
  • Say I Do Twice in One Day in Rome
    Two Wedding Ceremonies in one day - a unique experience in Rome in July. The protagonist: a beautiful English bride, the setting: Rome, the Eternal city and the prestigious Hotel d’Inghilterra in the center of Rome. The secret of success: the great direction of Barbara Calò and Valentina of Infini...
  • Grand Hotel Terme of Stigliano Meeting Rooms, Rome
    The Grand Hotel Terme di Stigliano is situated near the small hamlet of Canale Monteranno, about 10 kilometers north of the town of Bracciano near the famous lake. It offers a quiet alternative location for a meeting, conference or corporate event outside of Rome, but close enough to incorporate th...
  • Grand Hotel Terme of Stigliano, Rome
    The Grand Hotel delle Terme di Stigliano is set in its own wonderful grounds in the Roman countryside and is a great choice for anyone seeking a spa break in Italy close to Rome. The Botanic Gardens of Stigliano are actually listed in a network called Grandi Giardini Italiani (Great Italian Gar...
  • Fooxia Cooking School & Group Events, Rome
    Fooxia is a new location in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome near Campo de' Fiori and is a space dedicated to art, food and events for large groups. It was opened by Fabio of 'Fabiolous Cooking Day' cooking lessons in Rome near the Spanish Steps, and Mazzano Romano Two years ago Fabio began with “Fabiolo...
  • The Westin Excelsior Rome Weddings
    The 5 star Westin Excelsior Hotel located in Via Veneto, Rome, boasts over 10 dedicated spaces which can host any type of social and business event in absolute luxury. The venues are flexible and can cater for as few as five to as many 1000 guests in the Winter Garden, Borghese and Ludovisi rooms. ...
  • The St. Regis Rome Hotel Events
    The luxury St. Regis Hotel in central Rome offers a choice of 13 rooms to cater for any corporate or social event. The largest is the Sala Ritz which can host 540 guests for receptions, or up to 300 for a seated banquet in the original ballroom of the hotel which has now been restored with marble ...
  • Wedding in a Roman Vineyard
    If you are looking to get married in Rome, then consider the Castelli Romani, or Roman Hills, just outside the capital. Tour operator Wine In Tour based in Frascati can organise your special day in either an elegant country villa or in a more rustic setting amidst the famous vineyards of the ...
  • Rome Market and Pizza Making Tour
    This food market tour in Rome is proposed by Walks of Italy and is located in and around perhaps the Eternal city's most atmospheric daily market, Campo de' Fiori. Traditionally frequented by chefs and cooks from local restaurants and family trattorie, where they source seasonal ingredients, your g...
  • Villa Torlonia Tour and Family Dinner
    This unique proposal has been put together by Italian Dinner Family and is a wonderful way to discover a fascinating, and not often visited, corner of the Eternal city. Villa Torlonia and the grounds have recently been renovated to their old glory, as our images from summer 2012 demonstrate. You w...
  • OZU Cultural Centre, Monteleone Sabino
    OZU stands for Officina Zone Umane and is a non profit association based near the small village of Monteleone Sabino in the heart of the Sabine Hills territory. Founded in 2005, this residential cultural and arts centre is the location for the development of creative ideas, exchange and innovative ...
  • Italy Segway Tours, Rome
    Italy Segway Tours were the first company in Italy to operate segway tours. A licensed tour operator you can enjoy their fun tours in both Florence and Rome, as well as Milan and Pisa. The Rome tours take in all of the Eternal City's most important ancient monuments and sites for a thorough itinera...
  • Eating Italy Food Tours, Rome
    Eating Italy Food Tours are mouth-watering Food Tours in Rome which take place in the Testaccio and Trastevere neighborhoods of the Eternal City. These zones are the historical gourmet heart of the city and still an obligatory stop for anyone interested in discovering authentic Roman cuisine. Both...
  • That's Amore Restaurant, Trevi Fountain Rome
    That's Amore Restaurant is located just a few yards from the famous Trevi Fountain in central Rome. It is run by Fabio Bongianni who is also the inspiration behind Fabiolous Cooking Day for anyone wanting to plan an Italian cooking lesson during a stay in Eternal City. The restaurant can seat 60 d...
  • Cooking Breaks near Rome
    The cooking classes offered by Fontana del Papa bed and breakfast near Rome are something else. The first cookery lesson took place in October 1998 and after 15 years now feature in the Top 10 list of Cookery Schools in Italy in National Geographic's book - Food Journeys of a Lifetime. The lessons...
  • Les Etoiles Roof Garden Restaurant, Rome
    The panoramic Roof Garden Restaurant 'Les Etoiles' is situated on the 6th floor of the four star superior Hotel Atlante Star in central Rome overlooking the city and especially the Vatican and Saint Paul's Basilica. It offers a classical, but creative and innovative cuisine combining Italian tradit...
  • Hotel Atlante Garden, Rome
    The 4 star luxury Hotel Atlante Garden is situated in the heart of Rome only 10 minutes by foot from the Vatican City. It is also within easy reach of Navona Square and the Spanish Steps, one of the most famous shopping areas in the world. The hotel, together with sister hotel the Atlante Star, ar...
  • Hotel Atlante Star, Rome
    The Hotel Atlante Star is a noted four star superior hotel in central rome offering stunning views of the Vatican City and Saint Peter's Square. We can go as far as to say that the 6th floor Roof Garden Restaurant 'Les Etoiles' of the Atlante Star has the best table view of Saint Paul's Basilica we...
  • Tour of Palazzo Massimo and Family Dinner in Rome
    Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is located in central Rome across Piazza dei Cinquecento from Stazione Termini towards Piazza Repubblica. It was built 150 years ago as a copy of a noble residences of the early Roman baroque period. Today, it is part of the National Museum of Rome and houses some pricel...
  • Open Top Bus Wine Tour and Wine Cruise, Rome
    The original and fabulous open top bus tour by Frascati based Wine In Tour will take you on a panoramic wine journey in the Castelli Romani or Roman Hills near Rome. The 6 hour trip is part of a perfect day out for up to 14 people. You will be accompanied by an friendly expert guide for full day t...
  • The Duke Hotel Rome
    The Duke Hotel is four star Rome accommodation a short walk from Villa Borghese and located in a quiet area of the Italian capital. Just one stop on the Suburban North Line  will take you to Piazza del Popolo and the heart of Rome's high fashion shopping district, as well as the nearby Spanish Step...
  • Grand Hotel Chiaia di Luna, Ponza Island
    The 4 star Grand Hotel Chiaia di Luna is located in an enviable and chamring position above the beautiful Chiaia di Luna bay on the island of Ponza. The ambience of the bay is a natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea towards the protected island of Palmarola and the harbour of Ponza, with the cen...
  • Fabiolous Cooking Day, Rome Cooking Class
    If you are looking to take Rome day cooking lessons or a cooking class in Rome as part of your vacation or visit to the Eternal City, then we think we have discovered something very special. The private cooking lessons of Fabio Bongianni are held in a wonderful noble Palazzo a short walk from the ...
  • Italian Dinner Family, Rome
    Your Italian Dinner Family is Cecilia, Bruno and Emidio who invite you to their home in north Rome to taste homemade Roman dishes in convivial way. As Cecilia enthusiastically says "We don't offer a regular cooking course, but a dinner with the family, based on flavors, aromas and a lot of chat...
  • Rome Cooking Vacation
    This wonderful cooking vacation in the Castelli Romani or Roman Hills is a shorter break version of the full Rome food and wine tour put together by In Italy Tours. The emphasis is on learning to cook in the traditional way of the old Roman countryside with Maria and Sora Anna (pictured above) who ...
  • Wine in Tour, Frascati Wine Visits
    Wine in Tour is the first Italian travel agency specializing in wine tours for business & leisure travellers and for anyone who loves and appreciates life and wine. 25 different types of wine experience all over Italy are offered on the website and many can also be tailored to your needs. Large gro...
  •  Castelli Romani Food and Wine Tour
    This original week long Rome cooking tour by In Italy Tours is located in the Castelli Romani, about 30 minutes from central Rome. It has been designed to allow the visitor to meet local people, dine with them, cook with them and see close up their daily life in the famous Roman Hills, not ...
  • Le Artigiane, Italian Crafts Showroom, Rome
    If you are considering a Rome shopping tour then make sure it includes the large showroom of Le Artigiane Arts & Crafts Store in via di Torre Argentina, a short walk from Largo Argentina towards the Pantheon. The shop is home to contemporary arts and handicrafts made by local artisans, strictly Mad...
  • Wine in Tour, Day Wine Tours from Rome
    Wine in Tour is the first Italian network specializing in wine tours for business & leisure travellers and for anyone who loves and appreciates life and wine. Please choose from the following 3 day trip options in the Roman Hills near Frascati. OPTION ONE 2 hour wine tour in Latium for two peop...
  • Ristorante St. Ana, Rome
    Osteria St. Ana has been located at this address since 1968 in a 16th century building that once served as a storage house for the Borghese family and then later as a convent, The restaurant presents an intimate and interesting set piece for dining in Rome, particularly with the newly inaugurat...
  • Doney Restaurant, Rome
    The Ristorante Doney can be found beside The Westin Excelsior Hotel in Via Veneto, Rome. It is an ideal place for a quick breakfast, brunch, aperitif, dinner, after dinner or just for meeting friends in the heart of Rome. Also consider the h>club doney for an aperitif. This innovative lounge...
  • Restaurant Vivendo, Rome
    Vivendo is the restaurant of the 5 star luxury St. Regis Grand Hotel Rome, one of the very best accommodations in the Eternal City. Vivendo has received many important awards since its opening at the end of 2000, not least being twice nominated as the best in Europe by Zagat. High on desig...
  • Fontana del Papa, Tolfa near Rome
    Fontana del Papa is a bed and breakfast and cooking school near Rome in the idyllic and charming countryside location of Monti della Tolfa. But this would be a understatement. It is, in fact, a wonderfully rustic home dating from the 16th century in what was, until 2000, an abandoned farmhouse ...
  • The Westin Excelsior Hotel, Rome
    Since 1906, the luxury Westin Excelsior Rome Hotel has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City. Not least because the hotel enjoys a prime location in the celebrated Via Veneto district of Rome, one time heart of the Dolcevita. Guests stay in 287 rooms. Of the 32...
  • The St. Regis Rome Hotel
    The St. Regis Grand Hotel is located near Piazza Repubblica in central Rome. The luxury hotel has recently undergone a meticulous $35 million restoration, but look closely at the ceiling of the main reception hall and you can still see homages to famous personalities of the Grand Tour such ...

ROME AND LAZIO TRAVEL INFORMATION AND TOURISM SUGGESTIONS

If all roads lead to Rome, then they must come from somewhere. Follow them and find out more about the food, culture and history of the never dull Lazio region.

For example, the Tyrrhenian coast hosts the ancient fishing town of Sperlonga, famed for the Grotto of Tiberius and its Greek myths and legends.

Two thousand years can be spanned in a day in the Ciociaria with a visit to the Abbey of Monte Cassino and the birthplace of Cicero near Arpino.

The rugged Sabine Hills are acknowledged as producing some of Italy's best olive oil while Etruscan culture can be best experienced in Sutri and the fabuloustombs near Cerveteri. Further north the La Tuscia hosts the region's largest expanse of water, Lake Bolsena.

Consult our latest or updated Lazio travel articles below, or access them all from the links right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries and other suggestions.

  • My Discovery of Ciociaria

    Published in Lazio itineraries
    Salute! We were off and drinking with that toast of prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine. Actually we were off and drinking and eating. Then we ate again. Then we cooked, drank, and ate some more. Lots of walking and negotiating steps at historic sites allowed for more eating and drinking. The week for my wife, Mary Michael, and I in the Ciociaria region of central Italy started with that salute and ended with a traditional Italian multi-course feast. In between were enough salutes to make my arm think it was a Ferris wheel. We enjoyed more feasts, daily cooking lessons,…
    Last modified on 30 December 2013

Via Francigena in Lazio

Published in Lazio itineraries
At the beginning of the 2nd millennium, a large number of pilgrims began crossing Europe in search of the lost Celestial Land, the 'Patria Celeste'. They travelled to three major destinations: Rome, the city of the martyrs Peter and Paul; Santiago de Compostela, the furthest point of western Europe where the Holy Apostle James chose as his final resting place and the Holy Land, where they sought out the places of Christ's passion. So, Europe became a vast web of roads, paths and routes which led towards these pilgrimage sites. The via Francigena, or via Romea, led all the way from…
Last modified on 17 December 2013

Eating Rome and other Culinary Highlights

Published in Lazio Food
Let’s see, five minutes walking to Forno Roscioli; about the same distance to the site where Caesar was stabbed. Ten minutes to the home of possibly the best pasta a la carbonara in Rome in the Campo de Fiori. Fifteen minutes to our scheduled food tour walking through the Trastevere district; about the same time to the Piazza Navona, the Victor Emanuel Monument, and Jewish Ghetto. As in real estate, location, location, location is the most the three most important factors in picking a hotel while on vacation. My wife, Mary Michael, and I wanted to be close to certain…
Last modified on 03 December 2013

Piazza Navona Christmas Market

Published in Lazio itineraries
Piazza Navona is arguably Rome's greatest square or piazza, as well as being home to Rome's best Christmas market each December. The spot was originally a stadium built by Emperor Domitian in 86 AD. Athletes competed here in honor of Jupiter and you can still visit the ruins under street level. It has been tinkered with for centuries but you don't need much imagination for a feel of the Eternal city at its Renaissance best. And they can't stop tinkering with it. The latest proposal by the Comune is to remove the step on which the fountains and central portion stand…
Last modified on 26 November 2013

Wines of Cerveteri

Published in Lazio Food
The wines of the area of Cerveteri, in the northern part of the province of Rome, are the product of not only centuries of wine making in the zone, but also the application of modern know-how. In fact, wine making tradition here stretches back to pre-Roman times and many of the labels refer to the local Etruscan heritage. Today, with the cooperation of the best agronomy and oenology resources the cantine are now producing a product to compare with the best in the Lazio region for aroma and complexity. Of note is the use of the Malvasia grape, particular to…
Last modified on 26 November 2013

Pizza in Pofi

Published in Lazio Food
The flavorful pizzas and aromatic wine kept coming like on an assembly line. It was a locally-produced assembly line offering both red and white wines and bianca and red pizzas. Our group of 20 at the Pizzeria Borgo Antico in Pofi sampled most everything but couldn’t decide on favorites. First was a bianca pizza with only olive oil and a few greens. Magnifico! Next was a Margarita pizza with buffalo mozzarella and basil. Magnifico!     Each aromatic pie from the restaurant’s wood-fired oven was as good as the previous. It was quite a first night of a week’s stay…
Last modified on 21 November 2013

A Look at the River Tiber in Rome

Published in Lazio itineraries
Which came first, Rome or the Tiber? Well, it has been suggested that Rome was named after the ancient name for the Tiber 'Rumon', which is itself a reference to Romulus. Others believe the river is named after the Latin kings Tebron or Tiberinus. Whatever the truth, the river is central to the myth of Romulus, Remus and the She-Wolf and it's navigability helped Rome become a commercial and political reality. The rest is, as they say, history. Today, the Tiber seems a little sorry for itself. This is partly due to the construction of the flood walls in the…
Last modified on 18 November 2013