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A tribute to the art of sculpture: the treasures of the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums

A tribute to the art of sculpture: the treasures of the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums

The wondrous Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums offers the chance to admire some of the most precious statues belonging to the Vatican’s collection, all beautifully framed ...

11th Apr 2017

Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence to step back in time, into the Renaissance city of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. During an extraordinary era of creativity, artists and architects

22nd Dec 2015

Privilege and punishment: the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Privilege and punishment: the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Devoting your life as a Vestal Virgin to the State and retaining your chastity was an honour, awarded with great privileges, but one mistake could lead to being buried alive.

9th Feb 2016

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity, demons, and Hell in art have been a topic of debate. With great art comes great risk. The Sistine Chapel has had artistic masterpieces of controversy for centuries

7th Apr 2016

The Domus Aurea: Nero's pleasure palace in Rome

The Domus Aurea: Nero's pleasure palace in Rome

The House of God of Nero: read about the story of its Palace of endless beauty and complexity, its rediscovery in the 16th century and the current restoration.

22nd Jan 2016

Nightlife & Dailylife in Rome and the Vatican

Nightlife & Dailylife in Rome and the Vatican

By day, Romans can enjoy an espresso and hit the markets for all their shopping needs. By night, certain areas are bubbling with nightlife, tourists, and plenty of flowing wine.

27th Aug 2015

Scipione Borghese and its Gallery

Scipione Borghese and its Gallery

The Villa Borghese Gardens and museum has one of the most jaw-dropping collections of art in the world. Learn how the Borghese family collected these masterpieces over the years

14th Aug 2015