Staying at Gran Meliá Rome is like being an external insider—in the know, yet choosing to look on from a distinctly advantageous perch.
Alessandro Pavia and Lycia Giola are a husband-and-wife team of art restorers.
Backpacking, yes. Roughing it? Not at all.
The Italian fashion house has undertaken the restoration of Roman fountains in a project billed Fendi for Fountains.
The Piovano family are Roman restorers, specializing in carving, gilding, micromosaics, engraving, and sculpting.
What began as a hobby business in 1997 became a proper shop in 2001: Bocache & Salvucci Calzolai (shoemakers).
When I was young, I went to Rome. On the last night of the trip, with an early departure the next morning, my friends and I thought it would be an excellent idea to buy a few bottles of wine and drink them outside the Colosseum.
In 1884, Sotirio Boulgaris, then a budding jeweller, opened his first shop at Via Sistina 85 on the fashionable promenade leading to Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top of the Spanish Steps.