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Easter Traditions in Italy

Easter Traditions in Italy

Written by Jasmine Mah

5th Apr 2019

Was the Colosseum Covered? The Story of the Velarium

Was the Colosseum Covered? The Story of the Velarium

The Colosseum's incredible retractable Roof

29th Mar 2019

7 Pagan Festivals We Still Celebrate Today

7 Pagan Festivals We Still Celebrate Today

When we hear or read about pagan religions and traditions, we automatically think that they’re long gone, things that have absolutely nothing to do with our modern lives.

22nd Mar 2019

For Whom the Fiddle Plays: Nero and His Golden House

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 fire of Rome and discover his incredible residence.

12th Mar 2019

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 Baroque art. Discover its fascinating history and the controversies that have surroun ...

4th Mar 2019

7 Things You Need to Know About...the Trevi Fountain

7 Things You Need to Know About...the Trevi Fountain

There are some places in Rome you can’t afford to miss. One of the city’s absolute highlights is the awe-inspiring Trevi Fountain. Here's what you need to know before you go!

25th Feb 2019

The Mosaics of St. Clement Basilica

The stunning golden mosaics of St. Clement's Basilica in Rome

Learn about the mosaics of St. Clement’s Basilica: decipher their intricate medieval symbolism and unveil the secrets hidden behind millions of shiny golden tiles.

15th Feb 2019