Visitors to and residents of Rome can spend days wandering the streets around the Colosseum, the Pantheon and, of course, Vatican City. But summers in Rome can be blisteringly hot to the point of uncomfortable, and until this year there has been nowhere to cool off aside from rooftop pools reserved for the hotel guests who can afford the access, and public fountains, which the local police recently forbid as a form of cooling off. This summer, however, the mayor of Rome announced plans to debut a riverfront beach of sorts, similar to what developed on the banks of Paris’ Seine River.
Nearly 32,800 feet of space will be dedicated to this temporary beach on the banks of the Tiber River, an area typically ignored by tourists who opt to stroll the cobblestone streets instead of the graffiti-laced quays. With this new project, Mayor Virginia Raggi hopes to alter the landscape and appeal of the Tiber banks and attract more interest in the river as a centerpiece of the city.
The beach area will be located close to Rome’s Marconi Bridge, fairly far south from the main tourist areas of the city. Despite the beach-y atmosphere that will feature truckloads of sand and sunbathing spots, there has been no news as to whether swimming will be permitted. The green water has deterred Tiber swimmers for decades, so the choice of whether to dip may fall to the sunbather.
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As airlines start nickel and dime-ing their way into the world’s wallets, travelers have had to get crafty in order to get around newly enacted add-on fees, especially when it comes to in-flight meals. Since this luxury is no longer guaranteed on some flights, particularly on low-cost, long-haul vessels, and because airport food is notoriously overpriced, passengers pack their own food to bring on these long flights. But what types of food are allowed to pass through security and also last multiple hours on a plane in varying temperatures?
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.