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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 magnificent St. Peter’s basilica – venerable centrepiece of the Catholic faith and ...

6th Dec 2019

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

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 history, then there’s no point measuring it in years, centuries, or even millennia...

22nd Nov 2019

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. One of the great masterpieces of Baroque urban design, Rome’s most iconic staircas ...

8th Nov 2019

7 Places to Get Spooked in Rome this Halloween

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 evening air, and all-around trees are donning spectacular Technicolor coats of orange, ...

29th Oct 2019

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 rise of Italian fascism in the 1930s, and the major monuments of the period are ...

27th Sep 2019

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

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 Colosseum: wild animals.

20th Sep 2019

Gladiators in the Roman Colosseum: An Introduction

Gladiators in the Roman Colosseum: An Introduction

An introductory primer to the gladiator games

6th Sep 2019