Friends, we are nearing the end of 2018, and I wanted to do a series of posts rounding up and reviewing some of the major cities I have covered in 2018.  This is a great post to bookmark if you have plans to travel to Rome!  Ready?  Let’s do a Rome 2018 Review!


Rome 2018 Review:  1,2 and 3 Day Itineraries

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Rome is absolutely one of my favorite cities on Earth, and I could spend months there and never run out of places to go, museums to visit, and pasta to eat!  However, I realize that most tourists are spending only a limited amount of time in Rome, as part of a larger tour of Italy, or perhaps a stop before boarding a Mediterranean cruise.  I have written three very detailed guides, including historic sites, recommendations on where to eat, and other invaluable information.  Whether you are spending one day, two days, or three days in Rome, I have taken all the guess-work out of how to maximize your time.  Click here to download!


Rome 2018 Review:  All the Yummy Food to Eat

Rome 2018 Review Come it Latte Gelato

It’s hard to have a bad meal in Rome….but it is possible to have a so-so meal.  And why have a so-so meal, when you could be in gastronomic heaven?  I have an amazing restaurant guide that includes pizza, lovely sit-down restaurants, and even my favorite gelato shops, all organized by neighborhood.  Click here to download.


Rome 2018 Review:  Private Guides

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I’m a very big believer in hiring a private guide!  You will spend your time more efficiently, you will learn SO much more by being able to ask questions and interact with your guide!  And, you call the shots.  You see what YOU want to see, not what someone else decides you should see.  You can spend as much or as little time at any given site, because YOU are in control of your time.  A good private guide is patient, flexible, and thorough.  And I have THE VERY BEST private guide services recommendation!


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Please email my good friend Carlo, and he and his team of guides will ensure your time in Rome is amazing.  His company also offers car services, so that’s super helpful as well!  His email:  Carlo takes care of my people!!!!



Rome 2018 Review:  Museums and Other Interesting Sites

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Many tourists only have time to see the Big Sites, such as the Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s and the Vatican..and those are all fabulous and worth every moment of time you spend there!  I have written several posts about equally wonderful museums and other historic sites I wouldn’t dream of missing while in Rome.  The Capitoline Museum holds some of Rome’s greatest treasures, as does the Palazzo Massimo.  I adore a visit to the Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj!  Do you know about Rome’s Talking Statues????  What about these 5 Facts Every Visitor to Rome should know?


Rome 2018 Review:  Family Travel Tips

Rome 2018 Review Teenagers Roman Forum

In June 2018, my husband and I took 3 of our 4 kids to Rome for a week.  Will and I have travelled to Rome many many times, but this was the first time for our kids.  They had a BALL, and I wrote a post about taking teens to Italy that you might find helpful!  Keeping kids engaged while traveling can sometimes be a challenge, so finding sites that are a little “unusual” is always a sure bet.  Here’s a post with a site in Rome and another in Florence that fit that description!


Rome 2018 Review Apartment door

I also always advocate renting an apartment in Europe vs. hotel rooms (s).  Here’s a post and another post with lots of tips and insights for finding the perfect apartment. And, if the kids (or you) need a little pre-trip inspiration, here’s a few film suggestions that will get you in the mood for Rome in no time!


Rome 2018 Review:  Day-Trippin’

Rome 2018 Review Tivoli Statue Detail

Finally, I highly recommend taking the time to visit two amazing sites just outside of Rome.  Both can be visited in one day, and are must-see….if you have the time.  Click here to read about the wonders in Tivoli!  Also, I am simply in love with Tuscany, and highly recommend the gorgeous town of Cortona.  Read more here!

If I can help you will your travel plans to Rome, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Simply click here!

Happy Travels to Rome folks!!!!



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