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10 things about the Palatine Hill

10 things about the Palatine Hill

Learn of Rome’s most famous of its seven hills. Here's 10 facts you may not have heard from the start of Rome's foundation, a fire-breathing cannibal, to ruins still visible today

21st Oct 2016

The story of the Tiber Island

The story of the Tiber Island

In the middle of the Tiber, in between Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, lies an island most may not even realize, but this island has a history dating back to as old as Rome itself

3rd Oct 2016

Why choose a Rome Cruise Excursion?

Why choose a Rome Cruise Excursion?

With over 3,000 years of history, a wealth of museums, churches and archaeological sites, Rome can be daunting for first-time visitors, coming from a shore excursion.

19th Dec 2016

The innovation of Brunelleschi’s Dome

The innovation of Brunelleschi’s Dome

The Duomo is the most iconic of Florence’s skyline. Learn of Brunelleschi's design, innovation, architectural mastermind, and the long task of finalizing this 100+ year long proje ...

14th Sep 2016

5 must-see paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

5 must-see paintings in the Uffizi Gallery

Learn about the impressive masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Da Vinci's Annunciation, just to name a few.

6th Sep 2016

10 things about the Sistine Chapel

10 things about the Sistine Chapel

Discover 10 interesting facts and myth busters regarding the Sistine Chapel, from how Michelangelo painted the ceiling, his feelings towards work, and the first depiction of God

29th Aug 2016

5 fantastic fountains in Rome

5 fantastic fountains in Rome

Rome is full of fountains, you will find spectacular ones in any random piazza. As temperatures soar during the summer, a dip in the fountain seems tempting, but try to resist

23rd Aug 2016