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Art Fake Domes and Heavenly Visions: the incredible illusionistic frescoes of  Sant’Ignazio in Rome

Fake Domes and Heavenly Visions: the incredible illusionistic frescoes of Sant’Ignazio in Rome

One of the most impressive and surprising artistic achievements anywhere in the city are the massive ...

Wed 13 May 2020

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Beyond Michelangelo: 5 Things You Might Not Know About the Sistine Chapel

There’s a lot more to the Sistine Chapel than the extraordinary crowning achievement of Michelange ...

Fri 31 Jan 2020

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Art St. Peter’s Basilica Guide: Art and Faith in the Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica Guide: Art and Faith in the Vatican City

When you come to Rome, there are certain places that you simply can’t afford to miss. The magnific ...

Thu 05 Dec 2019

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Underground Naples: a Journey into Sanità, the ‘Valley of the Dead’

To get to the heart of Naples, you have to dig down deep. If you want to understand the city’s ...

Fri 22 Nov 2019

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7 Places to Get Spooked in Rome this Halloween

It’s that time of year again. The evenings are drawing in, a chill is beginning to spike the eveni ...

Mon 28 Oct 2019

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Art A Guide to the Spanish Steps in Rome: Everything You Need to Know About Rome’s Most Iconic Staircase

A Guide to the Spanish Steps in Rome: Everything You Need to Know About Rome’s Most Iconic Staircase

There can be few sights in the world more romantic than the dazzling sweep of the Spanish Steps...

Wed 23 Oct 2019

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Art Mussolini, a World’s Fair and a Failed Futurist Fantasy: A Guide to the Modernist Architecture of Rome’s EUR Quarter

Mussolini, a World’s Fair and a Failed Futurist Fantasy: A Guide to the Modernist Architecture of Rome’s EUR Quarter

The great flowering of architectural modernism in the Eternal City coincided with the inexorable ...

Fri 27 Sep 2019

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Wild Animals in the Colosseum

This week we’re taking a closer look at the other major protagonists of the Roman games at the ...

Fri 20 Sep 2019

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Gladiators in the Roman Colosseum: An Introduction

An introductory primer to the gladiator games

Fri 06 Sep 2019

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The Complete Online Guide to the Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill is a vital piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Ancient Rome, whose spectacular ...

Fri 16 Dec 2016

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7 Myths about the Gladiator Games

Let's get clear about Gladiators

Tue 11 Jun 2019

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