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Funday Friday with City Lights Tours!!

It’s Funday Friday with City Lights Tours!   Guests from five different countries are joining our “Skip The Line” tour with Emanuele, our guide,  into the Vatican Museums with special passage into St. Peters Basilica.

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What to do in Naples!!!!!

Coordinated Chaos is how to describe Naples. Most never really expect to fall in love with Naples – but that’s what happens to most who visit this chaotic city.  Whether you are visiting for one day or a few, here’s our list of our favorite things to do in Naples: 1.    Eat pizza!!  you must…

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Girls day out….and one lucky guy!!!

This man gets to spend three hours with all these lovely ladies this morning on our Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel tour.   Led by Silvia, our guide, who happens to have a birthday today, these guests will get to skip-the-lines today on our small, group tour!

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One of the best views of Rome….the Garden of Oranges!

One of the loveliest views over the city can be found in an unimposing Garden of Oranges,  high up on the Aventine. As you make your way from the Mouth Of Truth to the secret keyhole at the Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta, you can find this unexpected gem of a garden skulking quietly behind ancient…

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Rome with kids…..it can be fun!

There are some things in Rome that are best done young.  See the eternal city through fresh eyes with our selection of the top family-fun activites in Rome and get ready to have some fun! Watch your kids perk up with these lively activities: You can rent boats, bicycles, segways and rollerblades at the Villa…

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Frascati, wine lovers Paradise!

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome.  Though the city is absolutely beautiful, it can also be loud, crazy and chaotic. When enough is enough, and you’re looking for a refreshing retreat away from the Eternal City, Frascati is your place. Just a half hour away from Rome,…

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Aperitivo Time in Italy

Aperitivo time is the perfect antidote to cure whatever ails you.  During that blessed and blissful hour (or two, or three) of easygoing snacking and drinking and talking, time slows, and stress slips away.   I love aperitivo time in Rome because it can be anything you want.  It’s that in-between time of day —…

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Most beautiful Piazzas in Rome….which one is your favorite?

Roman life revolves around its Piazzas.   Your local Piazza is where you do your shopping, have a coffee, catch up with neighbors and friends, or have a drink and enjoy the best people-watching!  Piazzas are not only popular with tourists, but the locals as well.    Piazzas have at least a couple of bars…

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Markets In Rome

Rome’s markets are a food-lovers paradise!  Whether you’re on the hunt for the most beautiful and round artichoke or some pecorino cheese straight from the sheep, in Rome you don’t have to look far to find fresh products at the market.   For visitors to Rome, a trip to a local market can be one…

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Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands”, is a string of seaside villages on the Italian Riviera coastline, in the Italian region of Liguria.     The five villages, in descending order, are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.  This area was named a Unesco World Heritage site in 1977 and is becoming more popular each…

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Subiaco

Want to get out of the hustle and bustle of Rome?  The town of Subiaco is located in the eastern Lazio region of central Italy, at the head of the Aniene valley, close to a hill about 400 meters above sea level, and across the slopes of the Simbruini mountains. The medieval town, built  on…

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When in Rome….drink the water!!!!

As you stroll around Rome, you will see many public water fountains called “nasoni”, which Romans say resemble a “big nose”. In 1874, the town built by the first mayor of the capital circle, Luigi Pianciani and Councilor Rinazzi, a series of fountains for public use and access. The cylindrical cast iron stood 120 cm…

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Positano, Amalfi Coast… an unforgettable experience!!

Do you have the Winter Blues? Dreaming of Summer? Now is the time to start planning your Italian escape to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, the Amalfi Coast! Your private driver will whisk you away for a day of eating, drinking local wines, limoncello tasting and visiting a local buffalo-mozzarella farm!…

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All those “lies”….at Carnival

If you happened to be in Italy during the pre-Carneval time, you will be wondering what are those strange, irregular shaped pastries you see everywhere. You will find them at the counter of the coffee bars, bakeries and pastry shops. You can get a paper bag full of these pastries and once you started to…

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Michelangelo’s grocery list… a piece of art

When we think about Michelangelo, Raffaello and many other artists who left their indelible sign in the history of art, we always think about their artworks that leave us breathless every time we look at them. But we never think they were also (almost) ordinary people and they used to do all the things that…

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A hidden gem not far away from Rome… discover Ponza island!

When you plan to visit Italy and you think about its islands you might think first of Sicily and Sardinia. Being these two big islands and it takes time to visit them properly, you might think of some cozier and smaller island to visit. Maybe Capri, or Isola d’Elba. But, probably, you have never heard…

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“Secrets & mysteries” of the Vatican Museums and Vatican Tours

In our long carrier as tour operators we have often noticed that, when visiting the Vatican, many tourists actually are not aware of some important facts about the place they are going to visit. Some of these “secrets” concerning the Vatican Museums visit might be very surprising in case you’re not well informed. International border.…

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Galleria Borghese Private Event by City Lights Tours

We are very honoured of being chosen to organize the closing evening of the Italian National Labour Council CNCL in Rome. We have opted for Galleria Borghese that has been opened only for us from 8pm. Our 19 guides have led 450 participants through the museums and have unveiled for them all the history and behind-the-scenes…

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