Bill Gates buys 17th century palazzo in Rome for $170 million.

Bill Gates is purchasing a palazzo in Rome to convert into a lavish six-star hotel through Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – which he co-owns with a Saudi prince. Four Seasons has put down a $21 million down payment toward the $170 million purchase price of the Palazzo Marini, a sprawling 17th-century complex just steps … Read more

Travel: 8 lesser-known sights of Rome

YOU could be forgiven for feeling a little jealous of the England football team, jetting off to Rome at just a few days’ notice. Near the top of most travel wish-lists, sights like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St Peter’s Basilica are legendary, but there’s plenty more to the Italian capital that can’t all fit … Read more

Ciao Roma! WestJet takes off for The Eternal City

New connections between Alberta and Italy marks a major recovery milestone as demand for international travel and inbound tourism ramps up CALGARY, AB, May 8, 2022 /CNW/ – WestJet last night launched its long-awaited service to Rome with the departure of WestJet flight 32 from YYC Calgary International Airport at 6:20 p.m. local time. This … Read more

When in Rome, Drink Like A Roman

Go off the beaten path and drink local with the locals Roman drinking clockwise: Enoteca Giansanti, La Mescita, Masto, Latta, L’Antagonista, Palombi. memofix; La Mescita; Bonajuto; Smart Traveling; Zero,eu; b15a Like all major European capitals, Rome’s touristy neighborhoods are hard to avoid or, sometimes, resist. After a journey of missed connections, jumbled travel directions and … Read more

Rome slam brakes on electric scooters

Issued on: 25/06/2022 – 08:44 Rome (AFP) – Had Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck hopped on an electric scooter rather than a Vespa in the classic film “Roman Holiday”, their spin around the Eternal City might have ended in tears. The number of crashes and near-misses involving the two-wheelers has prompted Rome authorities to impose … Read more

Rome slams the brakes on electric scooters

By Lorenzo Vergari Morelli / AFP, ROME Had Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck hopped on an electric scooter rather than a Vespa in the classic film Roman Holiday, their spin around the Eternal City might have ended in tears. The number of crashes and near-misses involving the two-wheelers has prompted Rome authorities to impose some … Read more

8 Best Restaurants in Rome, Italy

Writer and travel guide Sophie Minchilli — author of Eating Rome and nine more Italian-focused, food-centric books — knows a thing or two about authentic Italian cuisine. She’s been leading food tours across Italy for eight years now, working alongside her mom (in the classic Italian tradition). Together, the duo ferry groups of food lovers … Read more