Sunday, June 20, 2010

Watch the World Cup in Style at the Fifa Village

Well the World Cup is well underway and it's full of surprises so far. Italy plays again today against New Zealand and the best place to catch it has to be the International Fifa Fan Fest in Villa Borghese.

It's basically a little park, free to enter, dedicated to the World Cup; it's got a giant screen that shows every game, a large turfed area to camp out and watch, a little field to play against friends, and lots of vendors selling beer and snacks (although you are absolutely allowed to bring things in, which is probably a lot cheaper).

You can find all information about it's location and other details on the official website (in English), the link for which is above.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Public Transportation Strike Tomorrow, June 11

There will be a public transportation strike (sciopero) tomorrow, June 11, in Rome. The ATAC website says that services will be available before 8.30 in the morning and between 5 and 8 p.m., but other than that all bets are off (I wouldn't exactly count on service being great in those hours either though).

So, just make sure you are within walking distance of one of these bars, pubs, or even cinemas that are showing soccer to catch the beginning of the World Cup!!