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Exhibitions in Rome

July exhibitions in Rome

After you’ve been on one of our Rome tours, make the most of your visit and check out these exhibitions. The permanent displays at the Vatican Museums and the Capitoline Museums ...

6th Jul 2016

10 unusual places to visit in Rome

10 unusual places to visit in Rome

Rome is full of surprises. Even exploring a neighbourhood you think you know well, you’re bound to stumble across an unusual church or museum, or a monument you’ve never seen ...

16th Jun 2016

The Madonnine of Rome: Devotional Images of the Virgin Mary

The Madonnine of Rome: Devotional Images of the Virgin Mary

We wander around distracted, always taking the same streets and seeing the same things we’ve seen a million times before. With jasmine flowers resting at her feet, it is a “Mado ...

2nd Jun 2016

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

The Roman Forum stands in the shadow of the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, a sprawling labyrinth of arches, columns and temples. Even without a context, it’s an impressive sight ...

15th Apr 2016

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” – Goethe

7th Apr 2016

The Ghosts of Rome

The Ghosts of Rome

Rainy, foggy London seems more likely to be full of ghosts than sunny Rome. Despite its ancient history and countless violent deaths, Rome simply seems too Mediterranean to be haunt ...

29th Mar 2016

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

Octavian, the man who would become the emperor Augustus, chose the location of his future home carefully. The house is well preserved, including some wonderful frescoes, and not by ...

17th Mar 2016