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Artist of the month: Bernini

Artist of the month: Bernini

Bernini was one of the greatest artists and architects of the Baroque. It’s impossible to walk through Rome without crossing his work, but most notable for his work at the Vatican

28th Jun 2016

Exhibitions in Rome

July exhibitions in Rome

After you’ve been on one of our Rome tours, make the most of your stay by visiting the Vatican, Capitoline Museums, and some excellent temporary exhibitions at museums and galleri ...

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, 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

A Madonnina may only seem like a little statue, but it could be a source of light during dark days, solace during bleak times, and hope when all things seem lost

2nd Jun 2016

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

5 fascinating sights in the Roman Forum

A Roman Forum Tour is the perfect way to explore the ancient city, taking you not only through the Forum, but also through the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the House of Augustus

15th Apr 2016

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

The Ghosts of Rome

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