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Rome's best restaurants for al fresco dining

From humble, crumbling piazzas with easygoing charm to famous monuments that have stood for millennia, here are some of Rome's best table views for dining al fresco:The elegant Eden Hotel, part of the Dorchester Collection, recently reopened following an 18-month renovation.As such you can order gazpacho, babaganoush or couscous alongside more familiar Italian dishes such as eggplant parmigiana or homemade lasagne.

Seven nights in Italy for $999

Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice, this package includes round-trip flights, accommodation, tours, rail tickets and daily breakfast.Begin your trip in Rome with a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.

In Busy Rome, a Hotel That’s an Oasis

The 177-room hotel adds an oasis of calm to Rome’s busy Termini train station.Its sunny terrace overlooks a green lawn strewn with ruins — a section of the fourth-century Servian Wall.

Hanukkah in Rome: How to celebrate in the Jewish quarter

For the most part, the Jewish community lived freely and peacefully until the Dark Ages when they were forced into the Jewish ghetto and walled up until the late 1800s., head to Via del Portico d'Ottavia in Rome's Jewish Ghetto for a Hanukkah party where the entire Jewish community comes together for a lively street party.

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“Saturday Night Fever” is staying alive — thanks to an eccentric Italian millionaire.For the movie’s 40th anniversary on Wednesday, self-professed “Fever” freak Gianluca Mech is flying in from Rome.

Did Rome Kill Its Christmas Tree?

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Rome’s official Christmas tree, nicknamed Spelacchio, or Mangy, is estimated to have cost Italian taxpayers 48,000 euros.The tree cuts so sad and forlorn a figure that it has been nicknamed Spelacchio, or Mangy.

Extreme airfare bargains for London, Paris and Rome

Anyone who loves traveling to Europe has always known one harsh reality: The Big Three — London, Paris and Rome — are generally the most expensive cities to visit, year-round.In 2009, a newspaper article told of “shockingly” low fall fares from New York including Paris tickets for $392 round-trip.