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House of Augustus - Rome Tours

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

Learn about the home ruins of Octavian, known as Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, and Livia, mother of Tiberius, who become the next emperor of Rome.

17th Mar 2016

Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums - Vatican Tours

5 highlights of the Pinacoteca in the Vatican Museums

The Pinacoteca of the Vatican Museums is home to an astonishing collection of painting with artworks of Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Perugino, Fra' Angelico and ohter great artists.

10th Mar 2016

Colosseum Underground - Colosseum Tour

Going underground at the Colosseum

How many times do you go through the Gate of Death in the Colosseum? For many gladiators, only once. Walking through on the arena floor and looking up is an awe-inspiring experience

29th Feb 2016

Vestal Virgins Rome - Rome Tour

Artemisia Gentileschi: the story behind the beheading

Discover Artemisia Gentileschi's striking interpretation of Judith Slaying Holofernes in the Uffizi Gallery and learn of her struggles and triumphs

25th Feb 2016

Arch of Septimius Severus - Rome Tour

North Africans in Ancient Rome

As the Roman Empire grew, so did the number of outsiders settling in Rome. Discover how an African movement would change the course of Rome, politics, and the Catholic Church

15th Feb 2016

Roman Forum - Rome Tour

Emperor Nero: Tyrant or misconstrued?

A look at modern theories on how Emperor Nero is considered the most infamous emperor of ancient Rome

12th Feb 2016

Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Privilege and punishment: the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Devoting your life as a Vestal Virgin to the State and retaining your chastity was an honour, awarded with great privileges, but one mistake could lead to being buried alive.

9th Feb 2016