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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

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Night Tour

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

House of Augustus - Rome Tours

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

Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums - Vatican Tours

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

Colosseum Underground - Colosseum Tour

Going underground at the Colosseum

How many times do you go through the Gate of Death in the Colosseum? For many gladiators, only once. Walking through on the arena floor and looking up is an awe-inspiring experience

29th Feb 2016

Vestal Virgins Rome - Rome Tour

Artemisia Gentileschi: the story behind the beheading

Discover Artemisia Gentileschi's striking interpretation of Judith Slaying Holofernes in the Uffizi Gallery and learn of her struggles and triumphs

25th Feb 2016

Arch of Septimius Severus - Rome Tour

North Africans in Ancient Rome

As the Roman Empire grew, so did the number of outsiders settling in Rome. Discover how an African movement would change the course of Rome, politics, and the Catholic Church

15th Feb 2016