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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

Saint Clement's Basilica

The Seven Wonders of Saint Clement’s Basilica in Rome

Discover the seven most amazing treasures of Saint Clement’s Basilica, from the dark depths of its multileveled underground area, to the top of its shining Baroque ceiling.

1st Feb 2019

Columbus in the Hall of Maps

Christopher Columbus Hitches a Ride in the Hall of Maps

Discover the history of Columbus heading to the new world as depicted in the Hall of Maps in the Vatican Museums, on the way to the Sistine Chapel.

19th Jun 2018

The penitent Magdalene of Donatello in Florence

Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene: A ‘Hag of Articulate Wood’ in Renaissance Florence

Get the full story behind Donatello’s magnificent wooden sculpture of Mary Magdalene in Florence, an unmissable Renaissance masterpiece that vividly showcases the extremes of ...

18th Jun 2018

The Laocoon of the Vatican Museums

Laocoon sculpture in the Vatican Museums

Get a glimpse into one of the most dramatic and famous moments of Greek mythology through the painful scream of Laocoön and his sons, strangled by a serpent.

14th May 2018

Augustus Caesar Octavian: What’s in a Name for Rome’s First Emperor?

Augustus Caesar Octavian: What’s in a Name for Rome’s First Emperor?

Retrace the sensational life of Octavius Augustus in his conquering of the Republican institutions until he obtained absolute power as Rome's first emperor.

7th May 2018