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Rome

Caput Mundi - Rome, Italy

The heart of Italy, from ancient to modern times, has always been the city of Rome. Located in the region of Lazio, Rome's origins are traced by legend to Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. According to Roman mythology, the brothers disagreed over where to locate the new city. Each brother stood on one of Rome's seven hills, and…


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The Eternal City

The beauty of Rome - Rome, Italy

At some point in your life, you will find yourself in the Eternal City, because as the old adage goes: all roads lead to Rome! It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of places to visit since there are thousands of years of well-preserved history in this relatively small city, but that’s the beauty of Rome, because you can…


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City of masterpieces.

Florence, Tuscany - Italy - Florence, Italy

You could spend a week in Florence and still not see all of the masterpieces in the city, so between gelatos make sure to see the best! To start, walk to the defining feature of the skyline: Brunelleschi’s Dome at Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. This incredible feat of architecture, like most Florentine tourist attractions, is a product…


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Naples and the Amalfi Coast

A culinary tour - Naples, Italy

Naples and the Amalfi Coast. A culinary tour of the city and nearby seaside townsNaplesWelcome to Naples! A city that gets a bad rep but has so much to offer. Especially when we’re talking about food. To begin, start with Naples’ famous rum babà. It's a soft airy cake/pastry in the shape of a mushroom, soaked in a delicious rummy…


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Korea Week in the Eternal City

A Week of K-Pop, Taekwondo, Opera more - Rome, Italy

Korean Institute's Culture week The beginning of next week sees the start of the beautiful Korea Week in Rome, which is organised by the Korean institute and is in association with the Korean ambassador’s office. It will prove to be a fascinating insight into the lives of Koreans that call Rome their home. With events covering Korean food…


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Autumn in Rome

Celebration of Cinematography - Rome, Italy

Roma is a city of art, pleasure and love. A broad environment where culture, history and expression thrives. This makes Rome the perfect place for the Autumnal Rome Film Festival.  This is the 11th Rome Film Festival and it runs from 13th to 23rd October primarily at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. This place has been the heart of this…


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8 things absolutely to see

FLORENCE ITALY - Florence, Italy

If you’ve only got a few days in Florence, you’ll want to pack in as many sights as you can. So once you’ve checked in at the hostel, dropped your bags off in the room and headed off into the city, what should you go and see?   SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE CATHEDRAL (AKA IL DUOMO) The world’s 4th largest cathedral.…


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2016 Gelato Festival

Travel Italy with taste - Rome, Italy

Try about 100 flavours of Italian-style ice cream, created for the 2016 Gelato Festival. You will find some of the best ice cream makers in the country, challenging for the title of the best Gelato. Every Festival venue will also include unique and original flavours. If you love traveling and gelato, why don’t you plan your trip around…


BEST HOSTELS

Selected World's Best Hostels

  • Hostel Trustever
    Hostel Trustever
    Rome, Italy

    Hostel Trustever, you will find an informal and young atmosphere. The hostel has a mix of styles like vintage and modern. The hostel has a nice bar, restaurant, a big and coy…

  • The Yellow
    The Yellow
    Rome, Italy

    You're going to love it here if you like to get your party on; you love socializing from dusk til dawn; you're looking for an international entourage; you think loud is the new…

  • Ring Hostel
    Ring Hostel
    Ischia, Italy

    This is THE place to enjoy the real Ischia vibe! Run by 3 Italian brothers, the Ring Hostel was established in 2002 and continues to be the only original hostel on the island.…

  • The Beehive
    The Beehive
    Rome, Italy

    With dorm beds, budget private rooms with shared bathrooms and deluxe private rooms with private bathroom. Some rooms with self-catering kitchen facilities available. Welcome…

  • A Scalinatella
    A Scalinatella
    Amalfi, Italy

    We are located in the quiet town Atrani, 100mt .free beach- 10 minute walk from Amalfi. Near all major attractions,excursions,walks,tours. Day Trips to: Pompei, Vesuvio, Capri…

  • Ostello Santa Maria di Castello
    Ostello Santa Maria di Castello
    Alessandria, Italy

    The Hostel Ostello Santa Maria di Castello is part of the Italian Youth Hostels (AIG). It is 'situated in a sixteenth-century cloister with a large green space in the oldest…

  • AIG - YHA Ostello Mergellina
    AIG - YHA Ostello Mergellina
    Naples, Italy

    Located in a strategic position at the centre of the town in the cleanest and safest district of Mergellina where night life goes on until late in the night. Near the Famous…

  • Hostel of the Sun
    Hostel of the Sun
    Naples, Italy

    Open for more than ten years, Hostel of the Sun has long been a favourite with travellers in Naples. Thanks to our great location, incredibly warm atmosphere, spacious and…

  • Ostello degli Elefanti
    Ostello degli Elefanti
    Catania, Italy

    Come join us at Catania's most central Hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti.Experience traditional Sicilian art, cuisine and culture with our centralized location for: Mt. Etna, the…