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LA DOLCE VITA – Family Style

LA DOLCE VITA – Family Style

Rome-Accommodation (.net) has just put up the perfect rental apartment designed for families. It’s no secret that families renting apartments get twice the space at half the price of some hotels, especially when two bedrooms are required, but this elegant new Spanish Steps area apartment offers so much more for your euro (currently listed at ...

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“Rome with Kids” Second Edition is on the way!

“Rome with Kids” Second Edition is on the way!

So much has changed in Rome, that we’ve printed a second edition packed with key 2014 updates.  Rome with Kids: an insider’s guide, Second Edition — available in May, just in time for summer vacation! What changed? A lot! Did you know, for example, that the Forum and the Palatine Hill are now a unified, ...

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Playing in a Papal Fortress

Playing in a Papal Fortress

CASTEL SANT’ANGELO, ROMA You may not be able to see the Sistine Chapel during the papal conclave, but you can visit this former pope’s residence, and it’s a whole lot more fun than being shushed by Vatican guards. The castle is still property of the Vatican, and it is connected to it via a cool ...

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Rome in the Rain.

Rome in the Rain.

November in Rome brings a variety of weather. Sunny days in the 70′s are the best of it, but be prepared for rain, too! Armed with rubber boots and raincoats, everyone will love Rome in the rain. Get to the Pantheon to watch the rain fall from its circular opening (occulus) in the ceiling; older ...

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The iBooks are here!

The iBooks are here!

Apple iBooks now sells “Rome with Kids” for iPad and iPhones! We are thrilled by the quality of the Apple e-book version, and we know readers will appreciate having RWK at their fingertips — without weighing them down a bit, or is that a byte? High tech readers say they like to use the printed ...

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ROME WITH KIDS now available on KINDLE!

ROME WITH KIDS now available on KINDLE!

Many have been asking for an e-book version of RWK, and we’re pleased to announce that it’s finally here. Now you can tour an ancient civilization the 21st Century way! RWK  hits the APPLE iBookstore in the next few weeks.  The e-book format is a great for our traveling readers, but it also makes the ...

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A ROMAN HOLIDAY!

A ROMAN HOLIDAY!

The Holiday Season has arrived in Rome and the piazzas are popping with sparkle and spirit. Piazza Navona transforms into a wonderland of a holiday market, and kids love it! Like a carnival, loads of stalls are set up, selling everything from nativity sets with witches (the Roman christmas legend features the Befana) to traditional roasted ...

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THE FALL OF ROME

THE FALL OF ROME

Running footloose in the empty Forum is one of the many joys of visiting Rome in the Fall. October is magical. The weather is lovely, requiring a light jacket at most, and there is only a hint of the colder November rains, but it’s more than that. You have the luxury of space and peace. ...

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COLORING WITH LIGHT – Rome’s Ara Pacis is more Kid-Friendly than ever!

COLORING WITH LIGHT – Rome’s Ara Pacis is more Kid-Friendly than ever!

COLORING WITH LIGHT – Rome’s Ara Pacis is more Kid-Friendly than ever! Did you know ancient sculptures were often vibrantly colored? The all-white marble antiques we see today have just lost their colors over the centuries. Color really brought them to life, and the visual impact of rich hues appeals to children and makes it ...

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Look Rome, No Lines!

Look Rome, No Lines!

Look Rome, No Lines! Apple iphone, Italian style! Want to skip the ticket line? There’s an app for that…as they say. Now Italy’s top 40 tourist sites can be booked with the free i-MiBAC app. This will save you loads of time, and give you information too — like opening hours, maps, and itineraries. No ...