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Exhibitions in Rome - Rome Tours

July exhibitions in Rome

After you’ve been on one of our Rome tours, make the most of your stay by visiting the Vatican, Capitoline Museums, and some excellent temporary exhibitions at museums and galleri ...

6th Jul 2016

Bernini's colonnade of St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Tour

Artist of the month: Bernini and his artworks in Rome

Bernini was one of the greatest artists and architects of the Baroque. It’s impossible to visit Rome without crossing his work, but most notable for his work at the Vatican.

28th Jun 2016

Vatican Tours

Devotional Images of the Virgin Mary in Rome

A Madonnina may only seem like a little statue, but it could be a source of light during dark days, solace during bleak times, and hope when all things seem lost

2nd Jun 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

House of Augustus - Rome Tours

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

Learn about the home ruins of Octavian, known as Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, and Livia, mother of Tiberius, who become the next emperor of Rome.

17th Mar 2016

Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums - Vatican Tours

5 highlights of the Pinacoteca in the Vatican Museums

The Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums is home to an astonishing collection of painting with artworks of Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Perugino, Fra' Angelico and ohter great artists.

10th Mar 2016

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