Category Archives: Rome and Nearby

A luxury villa inside Rome is hard to find

Rome is a busy and exciting city, filled with timeless treasures that can be found with a brisk walk and a handy guidebook.  Its convenient underground Metro can whisk you from one side of town to the other.  Take some time to … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 22: Rome

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Although rain is expected today, it doesn’t dampen our determination to see the beautiful Villa Borghese. To get into this fabulous museum, it’s necessary … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 21: Rome

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Denise, who manages apartments in Rome, calls and asks “Can you meet me on the Via Margutta at 11:00am?” She asks if we know … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 20: Castel Gandolfo

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals.   Even though it’s just a short distance on our map, it seems like a long ride from Lenola to Castel Gandolfo.  We sense … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 19: Lenola

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. I can assure you that Lenola is on very few itineraries for Italy travelers.  But many of us in the Italian diaspora long to … Continue reading

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How is it I have never been to Rome? by Melinda Miller

How is it I have been to Europe at least 15 times and never to Rome? Our first afternoon in Rome we walked from our hotel four blocks to the Vatican and St. Peter`s Basilica. Entering the piazza, I was … Continue reading

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Rome — Free or Fee??

Many of you might have already visited — and fallen in love with — Rome’s culture and charm, or you may be planning to explore this city just as soon as you can.  There is much to admire in Rome, and … Continue reading

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