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The city of Rome, with its 4.5 million inhabitants and approximately equal number of scooters and cars, can rightfully claim to be one of Europe's busiest cities. Tiring? We'd say the bustle is relative. A quick afternoon nap at Villa Borghes...

History Rome


Rome is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Legend has it that Rome was founded around 700 BC by the twin brothers Romulus and Remus. The twins were suckled by a wolf. According to the legend, Romulus murdered his twin brother Remus following an argu...

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Salotto 42

The bookbar lounge, Salotto 42, has the typical character of a New York penthouse. One word sums up the interior - impressive! Its mix of styles, nineteenth century character and perfect ambience means that this club is regarded highly. As you're ser...

Metro in Rome

The quickest way to get from A to B in Rome is by metro. There are two metro lines, line A and line B. Metros run every 3 to 8 minutes from 5.30 a.m. until 23.30 p.m. Tickets are available from vending machines, kiosks or tobacconists. Your ticket ha...

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A Rome establishment that's enjoyed a place at the top since the sixties, thanks to renovations and a constantly innovative programme. Piper features lots of different sorts of music: seventies, rock, disco, salsa, house, underground etc. This also h...

Cycling in Rome

To explore Rome, the bicycle is the perfect way. An important advantage of cycling is that you can better manoeuvre in the narrow alleys. During a bicycle tour, you have plenty of time to take pictures of historic buildings like the St. Peter Basil...

Buses in Rome

Rome's buses are almost always full and the roads are frequently so busy that even a short trip becomes lengthy. You can't buy tickets on board, you have to buy them from a tobacconist's. Bus stops are indicated by a sign which says 'Fermeta'. There...

Jackie O'

Submerge yourself in the world of glitter and glamour at Jackie O'! This popular discotheque lies close to the American Embassy and is frequently visited by the real jetset. Kick off your evening with a divine cocktail in the piano bar that's located...