things to do in rome



If you’re tired of the glorified martyrdoms you’re seeing in all the famous artwork around Italy (why don’t those saints look more pained when they’re being burned/stabbed/crucified?), you’ll enjoy this stop on our tour of Weird and Wonderful Rome – The Criminal Museum in Rome. The Crime Museum in Rome, […]

Rome Crime Museum






Vatican-City
As the smallest independent state in the world, it’s easy to pretend that a visit to Vatican City during your stay in Rome doesn’t involve leaving the country of Italy – but technically speaking, that’s just what you’re doing. Vatican City is a tiny walled enclave on the western side […]

Vatican City



Cappuchin-Crypt
When I first visited Italy in 2001, I’d read a bit about the Capuchin Crypt in Rome and knew I had to see it. The Crypt is a tiny space underneath the Santa Maria della Immacolata Concezione church in which the bones of more than 4,000 Cappuchin monks have been […]

Cappuchin Crypt


Picture, if you will, a hot summer day in Rome. You’re a tourist, and you’re visiting Rome’s big sights, many of which are outdoors or require long waits in outdoor lines, with little to no protection from the rays of the oppressive sun. Perhaps you’ve chosen to visit the Roman […]

Reach for a Bottle at Rome’s Aqua Store


Happy-Hour-in-Italy-Makes-Your-Money-Go-Further
Americans are generally quite familiar with the idea of Happy Hour. It’s usually a great thing – you get huge portions of good food for pennies on the dollar, as long as you buy a drink. Which, after many an American workday, is a much needed thing anyway. Happy Hour […]

Happy Hour in Italy Makes Your Money Go Further