Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy’s most violent tradition

On June 24th each year, Florence’s main square turns into an arena for a sport which is a brutal combination of rugby, football, and wrestling. The Local explores the history of the unique tradition. Calcio Storico (Historical football) is a game thought up by 16th-century Florentines and as the name suggests, it’s an early – […]
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B&B Home 16 Relais – One of our top picks in Rome.

Home 16 Relais offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms just 302 m from Re di Roma Metro. San Giovanni, with its shops, bars and restaurants, is a 10-minute walk away. Rooms at the 16 Relais B&B are soundproofed and come with an LCD TV and a safe. An Italian breakfast is served in guests’ rooms. […]
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InternoRoma – Good value for couples!

Just 200 m from Manzoni Metro Station, this elegant guest house is located in a historic building, 1 stop away from Termini. Its bright rooms offer free internet and an LCD satellite TV. All air-conditioned rooms at InternoRoma feature elegant parquet floors, exclusive furniture, and a private bathroom with bath or hydromassage shower. Self-catering facilities […]
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Relais Esquilino – Stay in the Heart of Rome.

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Relais Esquilino offers accommodations in Rome. Some units include a sitting area where you can relax. A flat-screen TV is provided. There is a shared lounge at the property. Santa Maria Maggiore is 100 m from Relais Esquilino, and Domus Aurea is half a kilometer from the property. The […]
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Self-guided all-day trip from Rome: Ancient Etruscan Necropolis of Tuscia: a UNESCO World Heritage site

Embark on an 8-hour self-guided day trip to the area known as Tuscia from Rome. This historical region of Italy is comprised of the territories that were once under Etruscan influence, and was the name adopted for Etruria after the Roman conquest. At your leisure, step back in time through the history of the Etruscans […]
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Room 4 Rome B&B Risorgimento – Stay in the Heart of Rome

Just a 5-minute walk from the Vatican City, Room 4 Rome Risorgimento offers rooms with free Wi-Fi access and LCD-TVs. Ottaviano Metro Station is 300 m away. This guest house has bright rooms with air-conditioning, some with views over to St. Peter’s Basilica. An Italian breakfast of croissants and cappuccino is provided daily at a […]
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Montepulciano and Pienza Tuscany Full Day Tour from Rome: a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Spend a day exploring Tuscany’s famous hill towns on this 13-hour trip from Rome. Relax as all the transportation is taken care of, and enjoy free time in Montepulciano and Pienza to explore on your own. BOOK NOW Highlights All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included Instant Confirmation Enjoy a day away from the […]
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Small-Group Tour: Florence and Pisa Day Trip from Rome: Including a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa’s monument-filled central square

Explore the Renaissance cities of Florence and Pisa on a day trip from Rome. After leaving the capital, you’ll travel north through Tuscany to Pisa where the white marble monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli wait. Admire sights of the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then head to Florence in time for lunch. Explore medieval […]
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