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Secret passages of Rome

Secret passages of Rome

Ever since I was a child, I have always loved the thought of discovering a secret passage that may be hidden behind a bookcase or through a fireplace that leads to a secret room or ...

8th Sep 2015

Some Underground Places in Rome

Some Underground Places in Rome

When people think of Rome, images of folks sitting in piazzas enjoying coffee, as Vespas scoot past the Colosseum often come to mind, however have you ever imagined what lies beneat ...

24th Sep 2015

Hundreds of Little Fountains in Rome

Hundreds of Little Fountains in Rome

Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t love to turn on the tap and have free flowing wine? Although this seems quite far-fetched and inconceivable, just a few years ago in the Italian ...

17th Sep 2015

Scipione Borghese and its Gallery

Scipione Borghese and its Gallery

If the Borghese Museum looks more like a summer mansion for the impossibly chic and wealthy than it does a museum—it is because it is. Or it was, at least. The House of Borghese ...

14th Aug 2015

Ancient Pompeii: Italy’s calling card

Ancient Pompeii: Italy’s calling card

Pompeii is both the antithesis and the epitome of Italy’s calling card, her charm, her raison d’être in the foreigner’s image repertoire.

28th Jul 2015

Crypta Neapolitana and the legend of Virgil’s Tomb

Crypta Neapolitana and the legend of Virgil’s Tomb

Thirty-something years before the era of Christ, noted poet, tour guide and part-time sorcerer Virgil fashioned a tunnel through the side of a small mountain.

16th Jul 2015

The countless fountains of Rome

The countless fountains of Rome

Come to Rome during the summer and you will never complain about the absence of cold, running water. One of the many perks about being in Rome is getting fresh water everywhere.

8th Jul 2015