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the online guide to Rome & the Vatican
English (United Kingdom)

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logoThere really is no other city like Rome! The city is living history, full of colourful people, great places to eat out and all set in a perfect sunny climate. This site has mountains of useful tips and information for your Rome holiday based on firsthand experience. Have a look to choose a part of eternal city life that interests you; anything from the Colosseum to opera or  St. Peter's Cathedral to Italian traditional food. iSpyRome regularly updates features offering plenty of ideas and cultural curiosities suggested by local guides and experts. See guided tours for a full list of exciting itineraries run by our licensed guides. Finally, be sure to check out our Italian cooking lessons, where you can learn culinary secrets and find out where to have a truly memorable meal out. With iSpyRome all clicks lead to Rome.

Four Seasons in Rome

“65 Things to Do When You Retire - Travel” offers 65 inspirational articles to advice retirees, both young and old, on how to see the world. iSpyRome is a contributor and below is our piece “Getting the Most from a Private Tour Guide”. Keep reading to enjoy it for free. However, you’ll need to buy the book for the other 64 pearls of wisdom from the likes of Andrew McCarthy, Elizabeth Berg, George M. Taber, and Lynne Martin. Royalties generated from book sales are being donated to non profit organisations working for the prevention and cure of cancer. If you have read the book please post a review on www.amazon.com, bn.com, or an ebook retailer of your choice.  

Getting the most from a private tour guide

by Stephen Wheeler

Traveling to a different continent is a big deal for anyone, so it's only natural that some feel safer entrusting the booking of flights, hotels, and transfers to a travel agent or cruise line. However, the Internet has unbundled the travel sector and the young as well as not-so-young retirees are now planning their own travels from home. Working with a private guide is...

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Burials and baksheesh Written by - Samuel Jay Keyser, author of "I Married a Travel Junkie and the children's book "The Pond god and Other Stories", for which he received the Lee...
A Roman hoodie and his blood bath     Written by - Samuel Jay Keyser, author of "I Married a Travel Junkie and the children's book "The Pond god and Other...
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Even in European terms Rome is a safe city. It does not suffer from widespread violent crime or firearms...
 For many visitors to Rome, and Italy at large, a big part of their vacation is food and wine. Taking home a taste of Italy to evoke good memories or share your experiences with friends is the...

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