Hidden Sights

The Buco della Serratura: Through the Keyhole of the Knights of Malta

Have you ever taken a peek through the keyhole of the Priory of the Knights of Malta? Find out why ...

Wed 30 Jun 2021

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Art Early Modern Gore: The Extraordinary Blood-Stained Frescoes of Santo Stefano Rotondo

Early Modern Gore: The Extraordinary Blood-Stained Frescoes of Santo Stefano Rotondo

Learn all about the bizarre, violent 16th-century frescoes in the Roman church of Santo Stefano ...

Wed 05 May 2021

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The Catacombs of Domitilla: Rome’s Eerie Underground Land of the Dead

The Catacombs of Domitilla conserve the secrets of the earliest Christians dating back to the 2nd ...

Thu 29 Apr 2021

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In Search of Roman Time: The Water Clock of Villa Borghese

Learn all about the fabulous water clock hidden away in leafy Villa Borghese, a magnificent 19th-cen ...

Fri 26 Feb 2021

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Campo de’ Fiori and the Sinister Shadow of Giordano Bruno

Discover the dark tale of the philosopher monk Giordano Bruno, burned to death for heresy in Campo ...

Wed 17 Feb 2021

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La Sedia del Diavolo: Myths and Legends behind Rome’s Mysterious Devil’s Chair

Unravel the fascinating story of one of Rome's most mysterious ancient ruins, known for centuries as ...

Fri 13 Nov 2020

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8 of the Best Places to See the Sunset in Rome

Rome is famously a city of hills - meaning there’s no shortage of panoramic vantage points from ...

Fri 15 Nov 2019

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Uncover the artistic secrets of a hidden Renaissance chapel in Rome

Some of Rome’s great artistic treasures are hard to miss – nobody arriving in the city is oblivi ...

Fri 02 Aug 2019

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Saint Zeno’s Chapel: Spectacular Byzantine Mosaics in Rome

Tucked away in an unassuming church in Rome’s Monti neighbourhood are some of the most spectacular ...

Thu 25 Jul 2019

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The Pope’s Personal Garden of Eden: A Guide to the Vatican Gardens

History, hidden gems, tickets, prices and much more about the Vatican Gardens.

Fri 17 May 2019

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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 ...

Tue 12 Mar 2019

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Art 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 ...

Wed 27 Feb 2019

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