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Romantic Rome: what to do and where to stay

An expert guide to the best things to do in Rome and where to stay, including the best Rome attractions and places to visit, from the Colosseum and the Vatican City to the Roman Forum and Pantheon, and the best hotels nearby, including five-star hotels, budget accommodation and characterful b&bs.

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On the hunt for OneMoreDish in Rome

An unforgettable caciopepe? A to-die-for carbonara? My 8-hour foodie fest in Rome with intrepid New York food instagammer OneMoreDish.

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Spending Three Perfect Days In Bangkok - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

From street food to skyscrapers, I uncover a fabulous plan for three perfect days in Bangkok.

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Interview with Travel Journalist Erica FIrpo

Peroni Italy: As part our Grazie series we’re taking a closer look at the most exciting artists, designers, chefs and creatives inspired by Italian style. If you’re looking for an expert on the best places to explore, relax and eat in Italy, you can’t do better than Erica Firpo...

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Rome for the Day

A Local Foodie Guide

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Campo dei Fiori : Rome with Darius Arya

An Expat Archaeologist Peels Back The Layers Of His Favorite Roman Neighborhood

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Rome’s Stylish New Lineup Of Tailored Suites - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Chicness isn’t just reserved for the runway in Rome, where sumptuous spaces highlight the Eternal City’s best food, fashion and finesse.

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My 5 Tips to Surviving a Sweltering Summer in Rome — Ciao Bella

By 8am in the Roman summer, the Eternal City feels like an infernal nightmare, where mid-morning feels like high noon in the desert and walking on those beautiful sampietrini (black basalt cobblestones) feels like traipsing across hot coals. Here are five tips for surviving Rome.

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4 Places For An Unforgettable Rome Breakfast - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Caffe e cornetto — espresso coffee and a small Italian croissant — is the typical morning routine in Rome, but we have four languorous sit-downs with sweet and savory menus that have forged the way into the Roman breakfast scene.

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Pipero and the art of Carbonara — Ciao Bella

Michelin-starred carbonara? I review Rome's favorite recipe, I mean, restaurant- Pipero.

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I Rode Hiroshima's Epic, 70-Kilometer Bike Route - Meridian

An epic cyclist adventure through Onomichi, HIroshima province for Meridian/VOX

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A Fashionable Packing List for the Venice Biennale

Every other spring, the contemporary art world flocks to Italy to celebrate art, dance, architecture, cinema, and theater at the Venice Biennale. Fathom contributing editor and Biennale regular Erica Firpo gives us a peek at what she's packing in her suitcase.

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#Girlisthenewtime, a women-only Empty event at La Galleria Nazionale for Museum Week — Ciao Bella

Girls on film... or better in the museum for Museum Week at Rome's La Galleria Nazionale.

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Destination: Modena

Ciao, Bella.... this week, we grab the keys and head to Modena, the epic-center of Italy's bread basket