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Ancient Horse-Tamers: The Dioscuri on the Quirinal Hill

Standing in pride of place at the height of Rome's Quirinal Hill are a pair of massive ancient horse-tamers. But what are they doing there? Find out why Castor and Pollux are amongst Rome's most famous statues!

Wed 23 Jun 2021

Art The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza: Ancient Mosaics between Pagan and Christian Rome

The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza: Ancient Mosaics between Pagan and Christian Rome

One of the finest examples of early Christian art and architecture in Rome, the stunning 4th-century mausoleum of Santa Costanza offers a vivid insight into the Eternal City’s gradual transition from pagan antiquity to Christian capital. Discover why Santa Costanza is one of our favourite churches in Rome!

Thu 17 Jun 2021

Art Renaissance Stirrings in Medieval Rome: Pietro Cavallini’s Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Renaissance Stirrings in Medieval Rome: Pietro Cavallini’s Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Learn all about the extraordinary mosaics created by proto-Renaissance master Pietro Cavallini for the apse of Rome's Santa Maria in Trastevere, and discover why Trastevere is one neighbourhood you need to visit.

Thu 03 Jun 2021

The Best Tuscany

Explore Tuscany beyond Florence - a region of rolling green hills, cypresses, vineyards, and atmospheric medieval towns. On our Tuscany Tours we take you to two of the most beautiful and characteristic towns in Tuscany, Siena and San Gimignano. Siena is renowned for its spectacular medieval architecture - the magnificent Duomo and the Torre del Mangia - and ancient traditions that continue today. The picturesque San Gimignano - a town encircled by medieval towers - offers an intriguing glimpse of medieval society and prosperity, as well as some of the most atmospheric streets of any Italian town.

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