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A tribute to the art of sculpture: the treasures of the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums

A tribute to the art of sculpture: the treasures of the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums

The wondrous Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums offers the chance to admire some of the most precious statues belonging to the Vatican’s collection, all beautifully framed ...

11th Apr 2017

6 recent restorations to better experience the glorious past of the Roman Forum

6 recent restorations to better experience the glorious past of the Roman Forum

The archaeological treasures of the Roman Forum are not just jewels to be silently closed in an unalterable shrine for centuries: they're part of a invaluable yet living heritage to ...

19th Mar 2017

A walk in the heart of Rome

A walk in the heart of Rome

An evocative walk in the heart of Rome, following the path of an ancient Roman road turned into the modern via del Corso

13th Mar 2017

Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

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

Privilege and punishment: the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Privilege and punishment: the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Devoting your life as a Vestal Virgin to the State and retaining your chastity was an honour, awarded with great privileges, but one mistake could lead to being buried alive.

9th Feb 2016

Going Underground in Rome

Going Underground in Rome

Beneath the streets of Rome are underground rivers, quarries, temples, and countless bodies. If you want to understand the true ancient city, you’ll have to go underground

16th Dec 2016

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity, demons, and Hell in art have been a topic of debate. With great art comes great risk. The Sistine Chapel has had artistic masterpieces of controversy for centuries

7th Apr 2016