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Secrets of Rome: 5 Lesser-Known Attractions of the Eternal City

Non-Catholic cemetery in Rome, Italy

This post is a guest post written by Hanna Johnson, who lives in Rome and loves Italian culture. Previously, Hanna lived in London for two years where she completed her degree in Business Management. Now she is mom of two and loves exploring new places and special events in Italy. If you want to connect with Hanna, you can follow her on Facebook.

I’ve lived in Rome for two years now, and this city never ceases to surprise me. But there is so much more than the traditional sites like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, The Vatican, The Sistine Chapel. Why yes, Piazza Navona is gorgeous and Fontana di Trevi is romantic, but you are sure to share these locations with 5,000 other tourists in the same hour. Rome is a huge tourist destination all year round, so make sure to book your flight beforehand. For example, if you are in Milan you can easily take a train to Rome or access the city from other destinations. It is really nice travelling by train in Italy instead of booking a direct flight.

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3 Places in Rome to Ring-in the New Year

Rome New Years Map
As this year comes to an end, there are endless parties, people to see, and mile stones to reflect on. Celebrations all around the world are about to take place. For those of my friends who are celebrating new year’s in Rome, there are three spots I recommend you see before it hits midnight.

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Las Vegas and Rome: Two Cities With Too Much To Do

Kendra Thornton is a 40 year old mother of three. Before being promoted to the full time position of mom, she was the former Orbitz Director of Communications where she was able to travel a great deal. She now lives in Chicago with her family, where they are her number one priority everyday. If you want to learn more from Kendra, you can follow her on Twitter.

A few weeks ago, Kendra approach me with a brilliant idea for a blog post. She proposed ss-090408-las-vegas-01.grid-8x2that we each choose a city to write about, then write about our favorite things to do while visiting that city. Kendra chose Las Vegas. I chose Rome.

The post below list Kendra’s favorite things to do in Las Vegas, and my favorite things to do in Rome.

Looking for things to do in Rome? Here are just a few.

The eternal city is known for its old world charisma and historical allure. for those staying over just to rocket through the sights, they might not realize the city has a lot of offer outside of just the famous monuments.  There are actual many great things to do in the eternal city.

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7 Things That Can Ruin Your Experience at The Vatican City

 

To experience the Vatican City is one of the most incredible feelings in the world.  The Vatican City (or Cittàvatican del Vaticano, in Italian) houses one of the most famous churches in the world – Saint Peter’s Basilica.  To most, this place seems very self-explanatory (the church is located in Vatican City (within Rome), you go there, and see the church) but in all actuality it’s not like that.  There are tricks of the trade that most people miss when allotting time to see this city. More often than not, travelers make mistakes along the way that costs them time, money, and just a bad experience.

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The Unexpected Places Not To Miss In Rome

Rome (or Roma in Italian) is known as the eternal city across the world.  Not that people IMG_0727actually have heard of the city, or anything. I mean, what’s there to do in Rome, anyway?

(Insert sarcasm here.)

This past year, I really came to understand the reason why. Why? Because, it’s all there.  The streets are dripping with history, and it has everything the western world could desire. I have been coming to Rome for over ten years now.  And, every time I leave, I get that reaffirming feeling that one day I might not leave.  There are few cities in the world that beg you to set up shop and attempt to survive, or better yet, thrive amongst its people and culture.

There are many reasons people stop off in Rome…

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