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For Nat Geo Travel Books Senior Editor Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Nicola Ferlei-Brown is a British travel writer based in Rome who’s passionate about getting the word out about where to eat, shop, and see all things divine in the city of Seven Hills. Here are a few of this art history aficionado’s favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.

By Nicole Glass, editorial intern at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Visit her website, www.nicoleglass.com to see her published work, or follow her on Twitter @NicoleSGlass. The modern “gladiators” — with their traditional tunics, resplendent golden helmets, long red capes, and swords — you’ll find in Rome are impossible to miss. Although the gladiator is a treasured symbol of ancient…

#FriFotos: Roman Reflection

Colosseum, Rome Our pick for this week’s #FriFotos* is a beautiful nighttime shot of the Colosseum and its reflection in the puddles along a wet sidewalk. The photo was submitted to My Shot by Douglas Wylie and selected by our editors for a Your Italy Photos gallery. Do you want to see one of your photographs featured in National…

Immunizations? Check. Visas? Check. Copy of Passport? Check. Ticking these essential items off your ‘to do’ list before heading out on a round-the-world trip will minimize headaches down the road. [SpunkyGirl Monologques] Colosseum without the crowds? Thousands of people were reported to have left or avoided Rome yesterday based on a prediction by (now deceased)…

World Hum’s Seven Wonders

IT reported on the New Seven Wonders of the World contest months ago—at least that’s our excuse for not covering the announcement of the winners on their clever declaration date: 07/07/07. We were a bit disappointed the Acropolis didn’t win a spot among the seven, but cheered a little on the inside when we saw…