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From: Amar Arekapudi

Posted on feb 25, 2015

HI Teresa, Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had with you in Rome. Thank you very much for your stories, insights and flexibility(!). We would have had nearly the adventure without you. I’ll post a review on tripadvisor as well. Take care, Amar Amar Arekapudi

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Spaghetti carbonara

Posted on feb 4, 2015

Spaghetti carbonara

Ingredients: (serves 4) 400 g. spaghetti 120 g. cheek, Bacon (non smoked) 4 eggs (only the yolk) 4 handfuls of grated pecorino romano salt ground black pepper, to crush at the moment PREPARATION Put the chopped bacon into a pan without oil, let it crisps slowly, once is done take it out of its grease . Cook the spaghetti in abundant salty water. Beat the eggs with the pecorino cheese in a proper bowl to contain the pasta, and put the grease of the bacon into the eggs, ad just a little bit of salt,( the bacon is salty) Drain the pasta, and pour it into the bowl with the eggs, and mix it...

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Umbria

Posted on gen 17, 2014

Umbria

Umbria one of the ” 10 BEST WINE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS 2014″ USA  MAGAZINE ” WINE ENTHUSIAST “, crowned the land of Sagrantino. Torgiano, Montefalco, Orvieto……, are among the top world wine tourism destinations.Umbria. A recognition that comes with the affirmation of the Umbrian wine production , but also the beauty of the landscapes and the rich history of the area, as explained by Kerin O’Keefe, “Italian ” editor of the magazine: ” unlike other tourist destinations in Italy more known , the hills and valleys of Umbria, covered with...

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Two Italian best wines from Apulia

Posted on dic 10, 2013

Two Italian best wines from Apulia

According to historians, the vine was brought in Apulia by the Phoenicians merchants around 2000 B.C. subsequently cultivated by the Greeks who landed in this lush land and later by the Romans, who appreciated very much the wine in question, according to the poet Horace, was as good as the famous Falerno wine.In Apuglia, in the past years the wine producers have focused on quantity rather than quality, but this days many of them are very careful in creating quality wines that are becoming an excellence in the  Italian wine reality. A producer I...

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Rome Food Tours

Posted on ott 29, 2013

Rome Food Tours

Recently in Rome there was the food fair “Taste of Rome” hosted in the gardens of the “Auditorium” designed by the the famous archistar Renzo Piano. Many 5 star restaurants were present: the Mirabelle, Acquolina Hostaria, Il Convivio by Troiani , La Pergola, and many others, all renowned for their most celebrated chefs . At the entrance you could buy a rechargeable card, and at a cost of 5/6 euro per dish, you could taste the delicacies of these  famous restaurants , where dinner costs between 90 and 300 euro per person. My choice fell on “Ravioli alla...

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italian best wine 2014

Posted on ott 16, 2013

VALLE D’AOSTA Bianchi 18 Valle d’Aosta Chambave Muscat Attente 2008 – La Crotta di Vegneron Rossi 18 Valle d’Aosta Donnas 2008 – Caves Cooperatives de Donnas 18 Valle d’Aosta Torrette Superiore 2011 – Château Feuillet 18 Valle d’Aosta Torrette Superiore 2011 – Ottin Elio PEDIMONTE Bianchi 18.5 Langhe Riesling Hérzu 2011 – Germano Ettore 18 Erbaluce di Caluso Le Chiusure 2012 – Favaro – Le Chiusure 18 Gavi del comune di Gavi 2012 – Martinetti Franco 18 Gavi Pisé 2011- La Raia 18 Langhe Riesling...

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Rome tours in the moonligh

Posted on mag 10, 2013

Rome tours in the moonligh

From May 2nd to November 2nd, 2013 every Thursday and Saturday returns “The Moon of the Colosseum”: an evocative lighting of the Coliseum will give more prominence to the underground galleries and arches inside the monument symbol of Rome.   During the night opening from 8,20 pm to midnight you can explore the Coliseum immersed in a special magical atmosphere!! don’t miss the...

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A stroll in Rome – History, eating and shopping

Posted on mar 29, 2013

A stroll in Rome – History, eating and shopping

          Around Navona Sq., there are many lesser known streets, but very rich in history, with excellent shopping and dining opportunities like Via dell’ Orso, located in the district named “rione Parione”, between the Tiber and Piazza Navona, so called because of the name of an ancient Inn where pilgrims stopped, the street is very picturesque and conveys a sense of peace, offers excellent restaurants, for example the famous “Convivio” of the famous chef Troiani, but also historic taverns as the Orso 80 (bear 80), for a quick and...

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Sistine Chapel Tour

Posted on mar 19, 2013

Sistine Chapel Tour

Finally after the Conclave and the election of the 226 Pope, the Sistine Chapel will be reopened to the public. It will again be possible to admire two unique Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the Last Judgment and the Creation. The Creation was painted in only four years, Michelangelo started in 1508, the Pope Julius II who commissioned the decoration understood that Michelangelo had not only talent but he was a genius, that is the reason why the Pope was very tolerant with the temperamental artist. According to historians Michelangelo...

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SISTINE CHAPEL ” CONCLAVE”

Posted on mar 12, 2013

SISTINE CHAPEL ” CONCLAVE”

SISTINE CHAPEL ” CONCLAVE”   Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 4.30 pm the “Conclave” will start in the Sistine Chapel. The Cardinals that will participate are 115, after the procession from the Pauline Chapel to the Sistine Chapel with songs of Litany of Saints and the “Veni Creator” the Cardinals will pronounce the oath before the meditation and the vote. Curiosity: The longest “Conclave” ever held was the one that took place in Viterbo, a beautiful medieval town north of Rome, it lasted two years and nine months. After eighteen...

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AFTER HOUR TOUR OF THE VATICAN & SISTINE CHAPEL

Posted on mar 5, 2013

AFTER HOUR TOUR OF THE VATICAN &  SISTINE CHAPEL

AFTER HOUR TOUR OF THE VATICAN & SISTINE CHAPEL Following the huge success of the past year, from June to October 2013 every Friday the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel will be also open in the evening from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm (last entrance 9.30 pm). The public will have the great opportunity to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel “Under the...

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From: Tom & Jessica

Posted on mar 5, 2013

From: Tom & Jessica

Teresa, Jessica and I want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for your kindness and knowledge of Rome. We brought Jessica’s Grandparents with us and you made the trip so special for all of us. Jessica’s Granddad passed away shortly after our return from Rome so the memories we have of our trip with you will always be so special to us. You went out of your way to accommodate us and making it easy for us to get around with Jessica’s Granddad’s lack of mobility. It  was the trip of  a lifetime that we will cherish forever because you made it so special. Please feel free to use...

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VIP Service

Posted on gen 15, 2013

VIP Service

A wide range of customized services can be provided, whether you come for business or leisure: VIP Sistine Chapel – after hour Luxury car rentals Properties and location assistance Villas Private jets and helicopters Romantic dinner for two in a private noble palace closed to public Special opening to sites closed to public Yachts Personal Shopper Personal Trainer Wedding...

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Undergroud Rome

Posted on gen 8, 2013

Undergroud Rome

In Rome there are more than 70 underground sites, some of them are open daily to the public, for others you need a special permit. Some of these sites are mithraeums, temples dedicated to god Mithras. Recently was opened to the public after 10 years of restoration  the mithreum of Caracalla, located beneath the famous Caracalla Baths. The temple is an “unicum”,  the only mithreum where there is the presence of the ” fossa sanguinis”, a well in which the initiate was dropped and received the hot blood of the sacrificed bull. According to this worship, which had its...

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