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Fontana dell'Acqua Paola also known as Il Fontanone - Rome

Rome and the Invention of Water

The highly advanced Roman waterway aqueducts was one of the greatest achievements in the ancient world, carrying disease away from the city and provided plumbing and running water

13th Jan 2016

Largo di Torre Argentina square in Rome

The Discovery of Ancient Temples and the Murder of Julius Caesar

The remains of Pompey’s Theatre are perhaps the most interesting discovery as it is believed to be the site of the grim fate of Julius Caesar and his assassination

8th Jan 2016

Monti Neighborhood Rome

Monti: the slum that became Rome's hipster hang-out

Monti: where ancient meets modern. Once a vibrant area in Ancient Rome, now is home to beautiful historic ruins, but has remained an area for social gathering even centuries later

4th Jan 2016

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Italians pass this chunk of Ancient Roman history everyday, often stopping to marvel at its mythical look. Ponte Rotto is known to be the oldest stone bridge in Roman history

27th Dec 2015

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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

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival that was celebrated in December, beginning with a sacrifice in front of the Temple of Saturn in the Forum, of which secrets remain hidden.

17th Dec 2015

Torture by the Tiber: the Tor di Nona prison in Rome

Torture by the Tiber: the Tor di Nona prison in Rome

Admiring the view of Castel Sant’Angelo and the peaceful riverside today, it’s difficult to imagine that this part of Rome was once the location of prisoners, torture and execut ...

27th Nov 2015