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Testaccio Neighbourhood in Rome

Testaccio Neighbourhood in Rome

It takes some time to discover all the unique charm Testaccio has to offer; starting with the culture, to the history, and ending with the opportunities of tasting amazing food

22nd Apr 2015

Secrets of Naples

Secrets of Naples

Rome isn’t the only ancient city in Italy. Take a short and inexpensive trip to Naples. Learn the Greek and Roman myths regarding just how this major metropolitan came to be

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 view of Castel Sant’Angelo and the peaceful riverside today, it’s difficult to imagine that this part of Rome was once the location of prisoners, torture and execut ...

27th Nov 2015

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia: Merriment and Murder Plots in Ancient Rome

Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival that was celebrated in December, beginning with a sacrifice in front of the Temple of Saturn in the Forum, of which secrets remain hidden.

17th Dec 2015

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Ponte Rotto: Rome's Broken Bridge

Italians pass this chunk of Ancient Roman history everyday, often stopping to marvel at its mythical look. Ponte Rotto is known to be the oldest stone bridge in Roman history

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

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