Two thousand years ago, gladiators would fight to the death and wild animals would rip apart unarmed criminals. This is Rome’s home of the bloodsports.
The pass offers free tickets and fast-track entries. I crunch the numbers to see if you can get value from the card.
Walking in the footsteps of St Francis through Italy gave me plenty of time to think. It’s left me with some new travel and blogging goals for 2017.
When in the Italian region of Umbria, it’s nice to get away from the tourist crowds. Visiting Gubbio is one of the perfect places to get a true sense of the area’s history and culture.
The Way of St Francis is an important European pilgrimage route but many who walk it aren’t religious because it also takes you through the best of Italy!
These little white houses with their odd conical roofs have been here for centuries but have some surprisingly innovative design elements.
Head down south in Italy to the Salento area in Puglia and you’ll find a popular tourist destination for locals but one relatively undiscovered by foreigners.
This is pretty much the biggest music event in Italy with more than 100,000 people gathering to drink, sing and dance like their lives depend on it!
The mysterious Etruscans is one of the greatest races that never was. They founded Rome and the civilisation it became… yet we know so little of them.