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For Whom the Fiddle Plays: Nero and His Golden House

For Whom the Fiddle Plays: Nero and His Golden House

Learn about the most controversial emperor in the history of Rome: find out more about the terrible fire of Rome and discover his incredible residence.

12th Mar 2019

How Deep is your Love? The Painful Ecstasy of Bernini’s Saint Teresa

How Deep is your Love? The Painful Ecstasy of Bernini’s Saint Teresa

Bernini's beautiful sculpture depicting the Ecstasy of St. Teresa is one of the masterpieces of Baroque art. Discover its fascinating history and the controversies that have surroun ...

4th Mar 2019

7 Things You Need to Know About...the Trevi Fountain

7 Things You Need to Know About...the Trevi Fountain

There are some places in Rome you can’t afford to miss. One of the city’s absolute highlights is the awe-inspiring Trevi Fountain. Here's what you need to know before you go!

25th Feb 2019

The Mosaics of St. Clement Basilica

The stunning golden mosaics of St. Clement's Basilica in Rome

Learn about the mosaics of St. Clement’s Basilica: decipher their intricate medieval symbolism and unveil the secrets hidden behind millions of shiny golden tiles.

15th Feb 2019

Saint Clement's Basilica

The Seven Wonders of Saint Clement’s Basilica in Rome

Discover the seven most amazing treasures of Saint Clement’s Basilica, from the dark depths of its multileveled underground area, to the top of its shining Baroque ceiling.

1st Feb 2019

The Resurrection of Christ in Vatican Museum’s Tapestry Gallery

The Resurrection of Christ in Vatican Museum’s Tapestry Gallery

Learn about the incredible Resurrection of Christ tapestry in the Vatican, and let the eyes of Jesus follow you in a ingenious optical illusion.

13th Nov 2018

Columbus in the Hall of Maps

Christopher Columbus Hitches a Ride in the Hall of Maps

Discover the history of Columbus heading to the new world as depicted in the Hall of Maps in the Vatican Museums, on the way to the Sistine Chapel.

19th Jun 2018