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Category Archives: Rome

5 Great Reasons to Visit Rome in Low Season

Most people have snapshot images in their mind of Rome:  long, lethargic summer evenings, walking about town with a gelato in hand, eating out late in a piazza with the sun just starting to set at 9pm, girls in flowing … Continue reading

23 October 2013 Low season travel, Musings, Rome

Is Rome safe?

If I had to choose one of the most frequently asked questions we receive at The Beehive, at the top of the list would be those regarding safety.  Is Rome safe? Is our neighborhood safe? Guidebooks can paint a grim … Continue reading

5 October 2013 Musings, Rome, Safety, Termini

“What’s around The Beehive?”

When we opened The Beehive back in 1999, a lot of our first customers were very young backpackers.  We would inevitably get someone who would ask “so I’ve seen the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona – what else is … Continue reading

11 February 2013 Art, Churches, Food, Gelato, Museums, Rome, Termini

Hidden gems in Esquilino

The neighborhood of Esquilino, lies south of Termini train station and named for the Esquiline hill – one of the original 7 Roman hills.  The Beehive’s first location was in this neighborhood and our Clover and Acacia guestrooms are in … Continue reading

1 May 2012 Archaeological sites, Context Travel, Esquilino, Rome