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Rome Ponte Milvio

Ponte Milvio: Rome's Bridge of Love and War

This bridge spans across the Tiber River and is a significant landmark of the Roman Empire. It was the setting of the Battle of Milvian Bridge between Constantine and Maxitius

29th Jan 2016

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

The Domus Aurea: Nero's pleasure palace in Rome

The Domus Aurea: Nero's pleasure palace in Rome

The House of God of Nero: read about the story of its Palace of endless beauty and complexity, its rediscovery in the 16th century and the current restoration.

22nd Jan 2016

Port Antica Ostia Roma

Ostia Antica: the great ancient port of Rome and its daily life

The harbour of Ancient Rome served as perhaps one of the most important hubs of commerce for the Roman Empire, the remains of this once great port town of 60,000 still stand today

18th Jan 2016

Rome and the Invention of Water

Rome and the Invention of Water

The highly advanced Roman waterway aqueducts was one of the greatest achievements in the ancient world, carrying disease away from the city and provided plumbing and running water

13th Jan 2016

Florence Ponte Vecchio

How to spend your day in Florence

For anyone fascinated by history or enchanted by art, visit Florence. Imagine walking through the streets of a city that was created by geniuses like Michelangelo and Brunelleschi

13th Jan 2016

Largo di Torri Argentina

The Discovery of Ancient Temples and the Murder of Julius Caesar

The remains of Pompey’s Theatre are perhaps the most interesting discovery as it is believed to be the site of the grim fate of Julius Caesar and his assassination

8th Jan 2016