Roaming Acinipo’s Roman ruins

It is one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in Spain but unlike many of Andalucía’s honeypots, Acinipo is blissfully free of tourists – and free to enter

10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractions

Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountain

How crowdfunding could see Nero’s villa re-emerge into Rome’s sunlight

Nero’s grandiose villa in Rome is slowly emerging from centuries of neglect. But the final push to fully open up the Domus Aurea to visitors will require some fiddly financial arrangements, in the form of crowdfunding

10 Free things to do in Rome

10 Free things to do in Rome:

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/06/top-10-free-things-to-do-rome-italy

 

48 Hours in Old York

York will be hosting the Tour de France in 2014. If you prefer railways to cycling, visit the National Rail Museum. Walk the walls, take a boat on the river, see a statue of Constantine the Great, visit the Minster, have a beer and try to pronounce whip-ma-whop-ma-gate.

Alternatively, read this article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/48-hours-in-york-8465380.html

Mountain Bike Chariot Racing

This event belongs in my book 40 Humourous British Traditions – except this event is real as can be seen in the following video:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2014/jan/14/world-mountain-bike-chariot-racing-championships-video