Blogs and Travel Tips

Accurate insider guide to Rome art, history, cultural heritage and local travel tips.


Port Antica Ostia Rome

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

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola also known as Il Fontanone - Rome

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 Torre Argentina square in Rome

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

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

Visit Florence

Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence to step back in time, into the Renaissance city of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. During an extraordinary era of creativity, artists and architects

22nd 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