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Most Famous Hollywood Movies Shot in Rome

Most Famous Hollywood Movies Shot in Rome

Rome has been the famed spot of the silver screen since the early days of motion pictures. With stars gracing the Eternal City such as Elizabeth Taylor, Andrey Hepburn, and more

5th Aug 2015

Ancient Pompeii: Italy’s calling card

Ancient Pompeii: Italy’s calling card

It's cities like Pompeii which bring thousands of visitors to Italy every day. It is the death, ruins, and past that keeps this city and alive and current. 2000 years frozen in time

28th Jul 2015

Crypta Neapolitana and the legend of Virgil’s Tomb

Crypta Neapolitana and the legend of Virgil’s Tomb

Medieval legend has it that a tunnel was carved to connect Naples to Via Domitiana and the Appian Way so the Roman emperor would have an infrastructure stretching straight to Rome

16th Jul 2015

Religious Relics in Rome

Religious Relics in Rome

From pieces of the True Cross, pieces of the table from the Last Supper, to tombs, bones, even fingers and heads of some of the past Saints. Rome is scattered with ancient relics

7th Jul 2016

The Square Colosseum

The Square Colosseum

Did you know there's more than one Colosseum? The ‘Square Colosseum’ (or Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana) is situated in the district of Esposizione Universale Roma

28th Jun 2015

The Colosseum and the desecration of democracy

The Colosseum and the desecration of democracy

The Roman population built a city where residents could feel secure and protected, guaranteeing a future to their children. This is certainly one of the greatest strengths of Rome

19th May 2015

Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome

Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome

San Clemente takes you back through time with levels of ancient Roman ruins and buildings where they believe has the first written record of the latin language engraved on the wall

4th May 2015