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10 unusual places to visit in Rome

10 unusual places to visit in Rome

Rome is full of surprises. Even exploring a neighbourhood you think you know well, you’re bound to stumble across an unusual church, museum, or a monument you’ve never seen ...

16th Jun 2016

The Madonnine of Rome: Devotional Images of the Virgin Mary

The Madonnine of Rome: Devotional Images of the Virgin Mary

A Madonnina may only seem like a little statue, but it could be a source of light during dark days, solace during bleak times, and hope when all things seem lost

2nd Jun 2016

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

A Roman Forum Tour is the perfect way to explore the ancient city, taking you not only through the Forum, but also through the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the House of Augustus

15th Apr 2016

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity, demons, and Hell in art have been a topic of debate. With great art comes great risk. The Sistine Chapel has had artistic masterpieces of controversy for centuries

7th Apr 2016

The Ghosts of Rome

The Ghosts of Rome

With Rome's violent history, you can go on a tour after dark and discover ghosts crossing the Tiber, lingering behind palazzo windows, and even harassing young men in Piazza Navona

29th Mar 2016

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

Learn about the home ruins of Octavian, known as Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, and Livia, mother of Tiberius, who become the next emperor of Rome.

17th Mar 2016

5 highlights of the Pinacoteca in the Vatican Museums

5 highlights of the Pinacoteca in the Vatican Museums

The Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums is home to an astonishing collection of painting with artworks of Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Perugino, Fra' Angelico and ohter great artists.

10th Mar 2016