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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

The mysteries of Castel Sant'Angelo

The mysteries of Castel Sant'Angelo

The unbelievable Castle Sant'Angelo's fall and rise through the centuries, is probably the best symbol of the splendour. Its imposing structure hides secret passages and endless ...

30th Mar 2015

Florence: an adventure of a lifetime

Florence: an adventure of a lifetime

My personal discovery of Florence with a friend while I was living in Rome after my American study abroad. It was an adventure of a lifetime

24th Mar 2015

The Queen of the Capitoline Museums: the Esquiline Venus

The Queen of the Capitoline Museums: the Esquiline Venus

When the Venus was recovered in 1874, she was already missing both upper limbs. Yet, nothing stopped her from becoming one of the most visited women along the many tours of Rome

2nd Mar 2015

Famous Tourists of the past in Rome

Famous Tourists of the past in Rome

Back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, wealthy Englishman flocked to Italy who wanted to be worldly so that could learn Latin, the classics, art, music and architecture

24th Feb 2015

The Befana comes at night!

The Befana comes at night!

An old and ugly woman flying around on her broomstick in the night skies of Rome may seem scary, but if you have been a good child, this witch woman just may leave you some candy

2nd Jan 2015

Going off the beaten path near Piazza Navona

Going off the beaten path near Piazza Navona

No trip to Rome is complete without a visiting Piazza Navona, a beautiful square with restaurants and history. It would also be a shame to miss the equally charming back streets

26th Jan 2016