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Medieval art in Rome seems suffocated by the predominance of ancient works and the sumptuousness of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
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An aged-old ceremony is annually celebrated in the Basilica of Sant’Agnese (Via Nomentana 349) on the feast of this saint.
In central Rome, just a stone’s throw from the old city centre, we find one of the most characteristic of the city’s quartieri or boroughs.
Via Giulia and the Florentine Quarter
Near the Colosseum, between via Labicana and via di San Giovanni in Laterano, it is possible to see the remains of the Ludus Magnus, the largest gladiator[...]
The view onto the dome of St. Peter’s from Via Niccolò Piccolomini is an experience not to be missed.
From here, in fact, the dome may be seen … from quite a unique perspective.
Luxury and glamour in Rome during the economic boom
In a history book talking about cold drinks – which have been around since ancient times - the Grattachecca is a very Roman treat that would an entire chapter to itself. Let’s start with its name,[...]
The tales of the Tarpean Rock and Capitoline Geese are both imbued in history and myth.
The “Sagra” (Festival) of the Tellina is annually held, usually in September, by the residents of the Borghetto dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s District).
When the heat of the city becomes oppressive, nothing is more welcome than a sip of cool water. Rome offers top quality water on the street.
“Huc Tiber ascendit”, the Tiber rose to this point: taking a walk through Rome’s historical districts, it is easy to come across a large number of old plaq[...]
The charming street shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary and their many stories
Discovering the 7 most unusual and curious fountains in the Capital
In the Rome of the Popes, starting from the 16th century, people began showing dissent towards established power and ruling classes through anonymous satirical verses.
A film by Mario Martone, "Il giovane favoloso", focused on the life of Giacomo Leopardi, is in production at the cinema.
Several churches in Rome are embellished with decoration known as the “Cosmatesque Style”, after the families of brilliant marble craftsmen, who in the 12th and 13th centuries used[...]
If you should at some time find yourself in Piazza dell’Immacolata in the district of San Lorenzo, pay a visit (if you are lucky enough to find it open) to the Church of Santa Maria Immacolata and[...]
Walking through the streets of Rome, you can come across a very particular sampietrino (cobblestone): a shiny brass plaque covers the block of t[...]
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