Caravaggio Guide to Rome

There are few artists in history who inspire intrigue quite like Caravaggio. Here’s where to find his works in Rome.

Where I’ve Been: Interactive Map of Italy

where i've been map

I haven’t been everywhere in Italy. But I have traveled extensively throughout the country, both as a guidebook writer and as a resident. I have been to 16 out of Italy’s 20 regions. I have also visited Vatican City and San Marino, two tiny countries that share the Italian peninsula with Italy. It is my … Read more

Calabria Travel Guide

Tropea beach in Calabria

One of the least explored regions in Italy, Calabria is often skipped over as travelers head to its better-known “neighbor” Sicily. The narrow Straits of Messina separate the toe of Italy from the largest island in the Mediterranean. Though Calabria ranks low on travelers’ itineraries, its 780 kilometers of beaches and seaside cliffs put it … Read more

Rome Travel Guide

Founded in 753 B.C., Rome is the city that has sparked millions of dreams over several millennia. The Italian capital is home to the Colosseum, the Forum, and hundreds of ruins, museums, and must-see churches. A city that has been around as long as Rome has is bound to be known by many names. Some … Read more

Lazio Travel Guide

Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio

Lazio is Rome’s region. But despite being home to Italy’s capital and largest city, Lazio has a reputation for being rather bucolic. Lazio is known for its archaeological sites, medieval villages, tranquil beaches, and mountain towns. Top Things to See and Do in Rome Lazio Maps Lazio, called “Latium” in English and Latin, is Italy’s … Read more

Rome Transportation: Getting There and Around

Roma ATAC bus, direzione Divino Amore

Getting to and around Rome is easy if you know where to start. Following are details on all of Rome’s transportation options, including trains, buses, trams, and taxis. Getting to Rome by Air Rome has two airports: Roma Fiumicino (FCO), also known as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and Ciampino Airport (CIA). Fiumicino is the … Read more

December in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

people walking on the street beside Christmas tree

December (Dicembre) is a popular month to travel in Italy for both Italians and foreign tourists, thanks to Christmas festivities and markets. Rome is especially busy at this time, as pilgrims flock to the city to attend special masses on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. What is the Weather in Italy in … Read more

Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

Leonardo da Vinci created many paintings, sketches, and engineering projects in his lifetime. Here’s where to find them in Italy.