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A Taste of Trastevere in a Hidden Roman Villa

Trastevere

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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January 12, 2017 by | Comments Off on A Taste of Trastevere in a Hidden Roman Villa

Easter Week in Rome, Italy

St. Peter's Basilica

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 […]

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March 11, 2016 by | 30 Comments

Where to Spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Europe

Take a stroll to the Colosseum on Christmas Day.

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.

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December 3, 2015 by | Comments Off on Where to Spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Europe

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Rome

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 […]

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November 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

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 […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guides

MilanInsiderGuide

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 […]

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July 9, 2015 by | Comments Off on Take Viator With You – Download Our Insider’s Guides

TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

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.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off on TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

Meet Francesca Maria Casertano, a Private Guide in Rome

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 […]

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December 3, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Francesca Maria Casertano, a Private Guide in Rome

Meet Sergio Grom, a Private Guide in Rome

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 […]

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September 25, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Sergio Grom, a Private Guide in Rome

Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path

From its ancient ruins to grandiose cathedrals and architecture there are many things to do in Rome. The UNESCO-designated historical centre of Rome always leaves me in awe but this time I wanted to get off the tourist track. I wanted to experience the Eternal City from a local’s perspective and explore what tourists rarely […]

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August 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on Rome Vespa Tour: Off the Beaten Path