Here you can find our articles about life in and the sites of Rome.
Most people who come to Rome will complete the Holy Trinity. They will see the Vatican, the Colosseum and will very likely get lost with a guide book trying to find the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. While most tourist attractions in Rome are quite close together, many tourists simply are not used to the sheer volume of walking necessary, particularly over cobblestone streets.Read More
It doesn't matter if you have a little or a lot of time at your disposal; if it rains or not; one thing is for sure: during your stay in Rome, you're going to explore the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. These are two of the top sights in Rome, according to current lists by locals, guides and travel bloggers. The colosseum and Vatican are the two most symbolic sights of Rome and BestRomeTours www.bestrometours.com gives you the opportunity to explore them together in a special private tour www.bestrometours.com/colosseum-and-sistine-chapel-tour.php. Keywords are planning, tasting and entertaining!Read More
Rome is the city where myths, emperors and legends merge together. For centuries the city was the capital of the Roman Empire which conquered part of three continents, and the Emperor was the head of it. Rome is the perfect city for children and parents alike. History and art will be fun to learn and everybody in the family will be surrounded by the outdoor museum that is today the Eternal city. The whole family will be able to actually touch history with their hands, not just learn it from books! If you are in Rome for the first time you cannot miss a visit to the Colosseum, Pantheon, Baroque squares and fountains embellished with mythological animals. Last but not least we highly recommend a visit to the Vatican museums, that offer to children a great collection of statues and Egyptian mummies. You can book a child friendly private tour with us, our guides love working with children and teaching them our history whilst having fun(http://www.bestrometours.com/rome-tours-with-kids.Read More
The extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis last spring, is coming. It will start on 8th December 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Ecumenical Vatican Council II, and continue until 20th November 2016, the Solemnity of Lord Jesus Christ. What exactly is a Jubilee and what is its history? In ancient times, Jubilee was a holy year for Jews celebrated every 50 years, during which time plantations and slavery were temporarily not permitted. In 1300 Pope Boniface VIII extended the tradition of the Holy Year to the Catholic Church as well. Pope Boniface VIII original intention was that there would be only one Jubilee each century. In 1475 Pope Martin V established the tradition of a Jubilee every 25 years, in order to permit every generation to live through at least one in their lifetime. The tradition of the extraordinary Jubilee began during the XVI century.Read More