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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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Sistine Chapel… closer than it has ever been before

If you’re in Rome and you would like to experience something completely new and overwhelming, you cannot miss the Last Judgment. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. This 3D experience was created with the scientific supervision of the Vatican Museums and it’s something original, innovative, first time available to the general public. The…

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There is more than just the Vatican Museums!

Many people come to Rome and rush to see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, line up for the Vatican for hours… You can make your Roman holiday much more enjoyable and stress-free if you book your Vatican City tour and get more of your visit to the Sistine Chapel or you get a guided tour of…

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Rome City Marathon 2018

The countdown has started: in less than one month the marathon runners will gather in Rome. This year the Rome Marathon will take place on Sunday 8th April. The runners will follow an itinerary that was traced among the most beautiful parts of Rome. The start line will be near the Colosseum, between Roman Forum…

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Sistine Chapel only for you!

The Vatican Museum is one of the most visited places in the World. During the high season, between 30 thousand to 40 thousand people enter the Vatican every day. However, everybody is trying to tolerate the crowd, the heat and the stress just to see the Sistine Chapel. During the guided tours of the Vatican…

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Have you written a postcard lately?

As a tour-operator we get a feedback from our clients through Tripadvisor, Facebook, email, Whatsapp etc. However, it happens sometimes that we get a postcard from clients who had a nice experience with us and would like to say “thank you” for the service we offered them. It’s a heart-warming moment when we open the…

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Who was Giordano Bruno?

In 1600 the 17th February was Ash Wednesday and on this day Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake. He was a Dominican friar, mathematician, poet and philosopher. Born in Nola (near Napoli) and died in Rome in 1600. During his life, his studies and research were focused on history, philosophy, theology, astronomy and mathematics…

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