History

Rome’s Passetto del Borgo and Pope Clement VII’s Audacious Escape

Learn all about the fortified secret passageway that leads from the Vatican palaces to Castel Sant'A ...

Wed 19 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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Triumph and Tragedy in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto: In Search of Europe’s Oldest Jewish Community

The story of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome is a fascinating tale: both for its atmospheric beauty and ...

Tue 13 Apr 2021

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The House of the Vestal Virgins in the Roman Forum

Uncover the fascinating lives of the Vestal Virgins, ancient Rome's most powerful women whose solem ...

Tue 23 Mar 2021

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Beware the Ides of March: The Assassination of Julius Caesar

On March 15th, 44 BC the history of Rome changed forever with the assassination of Julius Caesar...

Mon 15 Mar 2021

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Rome’s Ancient Icon: An Express Guide to the Colosseum

Discover the history of the Colosseum with our express guide to the Rome's greatest monument to the ...

Fri 29 Jan 2021

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A Fragmented Beauty: The Ponte Rotto and Rome's Romantic Past

Discover the fragmented beauty of Rome's broken bridge, the ancient Ponte Rotto that once spanned ...

Sat 18 Jul 2020

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Art Artist on the Run: Where to see the art of Caravaggio in Naples

Artist on the Run: Where to see the art of Caravaggio in Naples

The extraordinary art of Caravaggio perfectly reflects Naples' uniquely exciting character. Discover ...

Wed 15 Jul 2020

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Art Trajan's Market: History's first mall

Trajan's Market: History's first mall

One of the most mysterious and fascinating buildings of the ancient Rome, the so-called Trajan's ...

Fri 26 Jun 2020

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Art 9 Things You Need to Know about the Pantheon in Rome

9 Things You Need to Know about the Pantheon in Rome

Of all the magnificent monuments that dot the landscape of Rome’s historic centre, perhaps none is ...

Wed 03 Jun 2020

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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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