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Free Things to Do in Rome

Rome may be a city of high fashion and expensive tastes, but its rich history and art offer plenty of cultural sites that won't cost you a dime, including churches and most monuments. You don't have to look far for free activities in the Eternal City.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>Built between A.D. 118 and 125 as a …

How To Spend Two Perfect Days In Rome

Everyone has to see the Sistine ceiling once, but for much of the year, Rome’s greatest hits are impossibly overcrowded. And the Vatican is the worst of the lot. Even if you only have a short time, it’s a good idea to visit some of the lesser-known places.<p>You can’t see that much in 48 hours, but …

Rome Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Rome—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Pantheon</b> <br>"A magical space, expansive, evocative, and peaceful."—Ann Wise, Rome-based journalist. Rome's most intact ancient monument; a massive sphere designed as a pagan temple by …

Rome Travel Guide

Rome Travel Guide

5 Foods Everyone Should Eat In Rome

One of the many reasons why travelling in Italy is so wonderful is that all 20 regions offer their own unique culinary delights. There are many foods in Rome that you can't find anywhere else in the country, or when you do find them they just don't taste as good. The list is long, but we managed to …

Trattorie in Rome: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Da Lucia, Trastevere<p>A Sunday stroll through the Porta Portese flea market should be rewarded with a hearty Roman lunch at Da Lucia. This old-school neighbourhood trattoria is justifiably popular despite being hidden on a backstreet. Everything is good here but I recommend the <i>antipasto</i> …

The Best Restaurants in Rome Tourists Don't Know About

Instead of falling into the same tourist traps, why not follow a local's lead—straight to the best restaurants in Rome.<p>When I see innocent tourists in Rome fawning over frozen pizza and generic gelato, I just want to take them by their t-shirts, scrub their sticky, tiramisu-covered fingertips, and …

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be in Rome Right Now

With so many great reasons to visit Rome, it's a task in itself to narrow down the must-see attractions. With more than 900 churches alone - that's …

Italy

Cefalu 2018: Best of Cefalu, Italy Tourism

DISCOVER SICILY (ITALY) - CAPUCHIN CATACOMB IN PALERMO (VIDEO)

Travel news: new flights to Sicily, posh loos at Glasto, and anyone for a tennis trip?

Plus a new look at Iran, Lake District photography and where's hot now<p><b>Flight</b><br>There's a new way to explore Sicily from 18 September, when Ryanair adds a route to Comiso, in the south-east of the island, from £82 return from Stansted, on Wednesdays and Sundays. The city is near sandy beaches, unspoilt …

Travel tips: Sicily, walking in Yorkshire and place to stay in the Forest of Dean | Joanne O'Connor

New flights to Ragusa, Sicily, walking in the Pennines and the Forest of Dean in autumn<p>Why go?<br>A new Ryanair flight from Stansted to Comiso has put this south-eastern corner of Sicily on the radar. Comiso is a gateway to the province of Ragusa, which is home to some of the island's most beautiful …

Top Five Sicily Beaches

Any vacation to the island of Sicily should include a day or two at one of its many beaches. With miles of coastline, Sicily's beaches are clean and …

Italy

Notes on…Sicily

It could be, in Sicily, there comes a time when you’ve had your fill of seaside calamari and cheap white wine. The sheer thrill of lying on a beach without goose-bumps never really fades, but by day four you may need a break from all the nakedness: Italians blackening in rows like sausages, or …

The Bootleg Cocktail

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Total Time: 10 mins<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Cocktail<p>★★★★★<p>5 from 2 reviews<p>The Bootleg hails from Minneapolis. It’s a …