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Testaccio Neighbourhood in Rome

Testaccio Neighbourhood in Rome

It takes some time to discover all of the unique charm that Testaccio has to offer – starting with the culture, moving to the history, and ending with the opportunities of tasting ...

22nd Apr 2015

Secrets of Naples

Secrets of Naples

Rome certainly isn’t the only ancient city in Italy. Whether you’re interested in ancient statues, baroque art or indulging in the best pizza and coffee in the entire world, ...

10th Mar 2015

Torture by the Tiber: the Tor di Nona prison in Rome

Torture by the Tiber: the Tor di Nona prison in Rome

Admiring the views of Castel Sant’Angelo and the peaceful riverside today, it’s difficult to imagine that this part of Rome was once the location of torture and executions. In ...

27th Nov 2015

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

In the middle of December the streets of Rome’s centro storico are swarming with Christmas shoppers. Via del Corso is bright with Christmas lights, while Piazza Venezia and the ...

17th Dec 2015

Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Florence: A Renaissance Journey

To visit Florence is to step back in time, into the Renaissance city of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. During an extraordinary era of creativity, artists and architect ...

22nd Dec 2015

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Italians alike pass this chunk of Ancient Roman history everyday, often stopping to marvel at its somewhat mythical look. Pons Aemilius, or “Ponte Rotto” (Broken Bridge) as it ...

27th Dec 2015

Benvenuto Cellini: Renaissance Man

Benvenuto Cellini: Renaissance Man

Benvenuto Cellini, overshadowed by the spectacular genius of Michelangelo, is actually one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. Learn more about his dramatic life.

21st Dec 2015