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7 Churches in Florence You Need to Visit

An astonishing array of Renaissance masterpieces are housed in the churches of Florence. Find out ...

Wed 16 Feb 2022

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Art Giotto and the Birth of the Renaissance: A Guide to the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua

Giotto and the Birth of the Renaissance: A Guide to the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua

Padua's Scrovegni chapel is home to one of the great masterpieces of Italian art. Discover the full ...

Fri 04 Feb 2022

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A Visit to Padua: What You Need to See on a Day Trip from Venice Part 2

In the second part of our guide to what you need to see on a visit to Padua, we’re exploring histo ...

Wed 02 Feb 2022

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A Visit to Padua: What You Need to See on a Day Trip from Venice Part 1

From the Scrovegni chapel to the Basilica of Saint Anthony, Palazzo delle Erbe and more, discover ...

Tue 01 Feb 2022

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A Guide to Ostia Antica: 10 Things You Need to See in Rome’s Ancient Port

Want to explore a perfectly preserved ancient city but can't make it to Pompeii? Then you need to ...

Thu 02 Dec 2021

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The Houses of Augustus and Livia on the Palatine Hill

Discover the magnificently preserved frescoes that adorn the houses where Rome's first emperor Augus ...

Tue 09 Nov 2021

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What to See in the Roman Forum: 11 Things Not to Miss

The spectacular beating heart of ancient Rome, from triumphal arches to temples discover the monumen ...

Wed 13 Oct 2021

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Memories of the Philosopher Emperor: The Equestrian Monument of Marcus Aurelius on the Capitoline Hill

Discover everything you need to know about the iconic statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback at the ...

Tue 05 Oct 2021

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Who is Buried in the Pantheon? Artists and Kings in Rome’s Temple to all the Gods

Did you know that the Pantheon in Rome is home to the tombs of some of the most illustrious figures ...

Wed 22 Sep 2021

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The Colosseum Underground: Backstage at the Ancient World’s Deadliest Arena

Deep beneath the Colosseum is a dense web of cells and tunnels where gladiators and wild beasts ...

Tue 24 Aug 2021

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Ancient Horse-Tamers: The Dioscuri on the Quirinal Hill

Standing in pride of place at the height of Rome's Quirinal Hill are a pair of massive ancient horse ...

Wed 23 Jun 2021

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Rome’s Passetto del Borgo and Pope Clement VII’s Audacious Escape

Learn all about the fortified secret passageway that leads from the Vatican palaces to Castel Sant'A ...

Wed 19 May 2021

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