History

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 ...

Mon 25 Feb 2019

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Art The stunning golden mosaics of St. Clement's Basilica in Rome

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 ...

Fri 15 Feb 2019

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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 ...

Fri 01 Feb 2019

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Art Donatello’s Penitent Magdalene: A ‘Hag of Articulate Wood’ in Renaissance 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, ...

Wed 15 Jul 2020

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Art Christopher Columbus Hitches a Ride 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 ...

Tue 19 Jun 2018

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Laocoon sculpture in the Vatican Museums

Get a glimpse into one of the most dramatic and famous moments of Greek mythology through the painfu ...

Mon 14 May 2018

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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 ...

Mon 07 May 2018

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The Catacombs of Domitilla: Rome’s Eerie Underground Land of the Dead

The Catacombs of Domitilla conserve the secrets of the earliest Christians dating back to the 2nd ...

Thu 03 May 2018

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Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Learn about the dramatic Sack of Rome in 1527, in the climax of the Renaissance, when troops of the ...

Thu 29 Mar 2018

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Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Balich's worldwide show promises to reveal the secrets of the Sistine Chapel. But is that comparable ...

Sun 18 Mar 2018

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