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The mysteries of Castel Sant'Angelo

The mysteries of Castel Sant'Angelo

Read about the unbelievable Castle Sant'Angelo, probably the best symbol of the splendour, fall and rise of Rome through the centuries. Its imposing structure hides secret passages ...

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 she was recovered from the underground Lamian Gardens in the Esquiline neighborhood in 1874, she was already missing both upper limbs. Yet, nothing stopped the Venere Esquilina ...

2nd Mar 2015

Famous Tourists of the past in Rome

Famous Tourists of the past in Rome

If you’re thinking of going on a group tour of Rome when you visit, you’re not the first one. Back in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, wealthy Englishman flocked to Italy ...

24th Feb 2015

The Befana comes at night!

The Befana comes at night!

The Befana comes at night, With her shoes all worn out, With her Roman hat right on, Long live the Befana!

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 visit to Piazza Navona. During the day, tourists and locals alike fill the restaurants and benches of the piazza, while at night it becomes ...

26th Jan 2016

Going Underground in Rome

Going Underground in Rome

Walking through the streets of the city is the best way to get a sense of modern day Rome, but if you want to understand the ancient city, you’ll have to go underground. Beneath ...

16th Dec 2016