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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

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

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

The House of Augustus and the House of Livia

Discover the home ruins of Octavian, later to be known as Augustus the first Emperor of Rome, and Livia, mother of Tiberius, who was also to become an emperor in Rome's future

17th Mar 2016

5 highlights of the Pinacoteca in the Vatican Museums

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

Going underground at the Colosseum

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

Artemisia Gentileschi: the story behind the beheading

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