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Are you ready for the International Rome Marathon 2019

The 25th International Rome Marathon will be held this year on the first Sunday of April. On the 7th of April 2019 thousands of runners will gather in front of the Colosseum at the start line. What other place would have been better to start the race in the Eternal City than the Flavian Amphitheater?…

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Week of Culture in Italy. List of free Museums in Rome!

During the Week of Culture in Italy, as we mentioned in one of our previous articles, the entrance will be free of charge and if you’re in Rome between 5th and 10th of March 2019, you cannot miss this opportunity. If you’re in Venice, Florence, Naples and any other city in Italy, keep in mind…

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GOOD MORNING VATICAN!

The Early, the Super-Early, the VIP, the Fast track and Skip the line Vatican Museums tour…. all these tours are fine, good, great, but you cannot compare the Good Morning Vatican Museums with anything else, ever.
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Enter for free to Museums and archaeological sites in Italy

In a couple of weeks all the visitors will be allowed to access some of the Roman Museums for free! The Week of Culture, from the 5th to the 10th of March 2019, has been announced and many state museums and archaeological sites will be free of charge, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and…

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Bulgari to restore the archaelogical site of Largo Argentina

In a couple of years the archaeological site of Largo Argentina (Largo di Torre Argentina) will be open to the public thanks to the donation of the fashion maison Bulgari who will donate 1 milion euro for the restoration. After financing the restoration of the Spanish Steps, Bulgari decided to give life to this archaeological site of great importance.
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When in Rome, do like Romans do and eat Carbonara!

You’ve already heard about Carbonara and you might think it’s a very complicated dish to prepare! Believe us, it’s not! Basically, the original recipe includes pork guanciale (pork cheek lard), egg yolks, pecorino cheese and spaghetti. The only thing you should be very careful with is the egg-yolk that might get overcooked. In the authentic…

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MARCUS AURELIUS, THE WISE EMPEROR

One of the landmarks in Rome is the Capitol Hill where you can spot a big equestrian statue. If you are wondering who is this important guy, here is his short history. He is Marco Aurelio who was born in 121 AC in Rome. He was undoubtedly one of the most exceptional and brilliant emperors…

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CIRCUS MAXIMUS: FROM CHARIOT RACES TO ROLLING STONES

“Circus Maximus“, built approximately in II century BC, was the largest Roman chariots racing stadium in the ancient world, with a spectacular capacity of approximately 150,000 spectators (according to some sources it could fit even 250.000 spectators). Located in the heart of Rome, it is an example of the magnificence of the ancient Roman world.…

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CHRISTMAS AT THE VATICAN

This year all the citizens of Rome and visitors to this wonderful city will have the chance to admire something very unique. For the first time the Nativity will be made entirely of sand! 700 tons of sand has been transported from Jesolo (near Venice) to Rome and 4 artists from around the World will…

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TripAdvisor is becoming a 5 stars social network

Since we started running our tours as City Lights Tour company, we have been committed, all the time, to offer high-quality service. We were a very small company, made by two people. Slowly we grew and now we have a lot of guides and tours running around Italy. Our main goal was clients’ satisfaction as without…

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Our favourite bars, restaurants and corners of the Vatican area

Although we are organizing Vatican tours, Colosseum tours, Underground tours and we are running tours and creating experiences in Florence, Venice, Milan, Amalfi Coast and Pompei, we thought that it would be handy for our guests and followers to discover places where locals in Rome hang out, especially around one of the most visited places…

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Early bird, but not too early

It has been years that many tour operators, bloggers, vloggers and travel story-tellers, have been advertising a “secret” way of seeing the Vatican Museums “before the crowds” or promising that you’ll be completely alone inside the Sistine Chapel. Visiting the Sistine Chapel alone is possible but not with the so-called Early option. The “privilege” was advertised…

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The World Cup is Italian, anyway!!!!!

The World Cup is Italian, anyway!!!!! The end of the World Cup is near and we can’t wait to see who is going to hold the golden trophy at the end of the World Cup Final game in Moscow on Sunday 15th July 2018 between France and Croatia. But, for your information, the trophy is…

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All you should know about delayed and canceled flights in Europe

All you should know about delayed and canceled flights in Europe It’s holiday time and everybody are impatiently waiting to leave their work desks, daily routine and travel toward exotic, new destinations. You have probably booked your trip including your trains, flights, hotels, tours in many destinations you are planning to visit and you can’t…

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Petals shower at the Pantheon

After the queues at the Vatican and the Colosseum, this Sunday you will be able to see a very long line in front of the Pantheon! Pentecoste occurs 50 days after Easter and celebrates the descendent of the Holy Spirit. According to tradition, following the mass at 10.30am, ten of thousands of rose petals will…

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21st APRIL – ROME’S BIRTHDAY   You might have heard that the 21st of April is celebrated in Eternal City as the Birthday of Rome. The myth about Romulus and Remus brings us back to the Eight century BC. The legend narrates that the twin brothers were abandoned and thrown inside River Tiber. On the…

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