Ah, Italy. Red-checked tablecloths, fat candles dripping wax into empty tomato sauce cans. Carafes of red wine. It’s already an obvious fact that dining out in Italy is a memorable event. And if you’re looking for another authentic Roman dining experience, cross the River Tiber to Trastevere, into a historic working class neighborhood that boasts […]
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There is nothing like attending mass in St. Peter’s Square. It’s the stuff bucket lists are made of. Packed inside the little area are thousands of people from all over the world. And when it’s Easter week in Rome, it will be especially busy at the Vatican.
Pope Francis is certainly now a fixture in Rome and in the Catholic Church, but the newness of a pope isn’t what draws thousands to Vatican City for Easter. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside, Easter in Rome constitutes one of the city’s peak tourist seasons.
While end of the year holidays usually bring up thoughts of home and hearth, more people are heading overseas to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or both! If you’re thinking of taking your holiday show on the road this year, here are some great choices for spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Europe.
Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds plus get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery.
December 25th isn’t the biggest holiday of the winter season in Italy (that would be Epiphany, in early January), but it’s still a great time to go – and you’ll find a festive atmosphere in every corner of the country. There are a few areas, however, that take the holidays to another level.
Here are a few suggestions for where to spend Christmas in Italy.
There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October 31st this year you can turn the rest into a frightening world tour if you want. It may not be a relaxing trip, but at least you’ll keep your adrenaline going at full speed.
At Viator, our goal has always been to help travelers find the best things to see and do around the world. Our team of travel insiders handpicks every tour, our mobile apps keep you connected on the go and our blogs bring you tips and advice from real locals. Now you can also download our Insider’s Guides so you can […]
Lists covering the world’s top attractions or travel destinations are nothing new — magazines, guidebooks and TV shows put them out every year. The jet-setting editor or TV host can be helpful, but sometimes you just want to hear what fellow travelers are out there doing. The TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Landmarks Awards are just that.
Seeing the world takes time and energy. Being on the move, going here and there to see all the sights can really take it out of you. So instead of spending your evenings propping up your aching feet, think about cruising, rolling, trotting or even floating from place after place. There are some pretty unique […]
Having been born and raised in Rome, Francesca Maria Casertano possesses a native’s intimate knowledge of Italy’s exuberant capital. Not only is she full of the sort of lesser-known facts and anecdotes that can truly bring Rome to life, she is also a licensed tourist guide and archaeologist who has worked at some of the sites you will visit, allowing her to provide an impressive amount of detail on each site.
An historian and certified guide who has been working in the tourism industry for more than 40 years, Sergio has led tours all over Italy and Europe. Over the last few years, however, his focus has been on his native city. Simply put, Sergio knows his territory and can help his clients design the perfect tour, one that meets their specific needs and preferences.