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Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Rome

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Continuing our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we present the latest in our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. We started by sharing our tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin. Next came Oslo, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and Istanbul. We then focused on Australia – you can check out these guides to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney – before coming back […]

The best Christmas markets in Rome

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After covering Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, New York and Copenhagen, we’re heading south. Even though a nice layer of snow really adds to the Christmas atmosphere, you don’t have to freeze your baubles off when browsing for decorations. In fact if you make for the Italian capital you may be able to leave the ear-muffs back at the […]

Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The design of this amphitheatre cannot be faulted – indeed the Colosseum in Rome has provided the blueprint for all sports stadiums since Roman times. Thankfully such venues are no longer used for the bloodthirsty ‘sport’ the Emperors enjoyed so much. The floor of the Colosseum was covered in sand to absorb the red stuff […]