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Suggestive ruins, deserted paths and stones eroded by time: in the surroundings of Rome there are many little villages and "ghost" cities abandoned for centuries, and today dominated by silence and[...]
Rome has attracted many famous foreing artists
Medieval art in Rome seems suffocated by the predominance of ancient works and the sumptuousness of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Discovering the ghosts and restless souls that haunt the historic center of Rome
A stone's throw from Piazza Navona and Campo de 'Fiori, in the heart of Parione district, is the Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, traditionally known as Chiesa Nuova[...]
It is a simple white woolen band but it has a high symbolic value as a liturgical vestment: it represents the lamb that the shepherd carries on his shoulders, and as such the “past[...]
In central Rome, just a stone’s throw from the old city centre, we find one of the most characteristic of the city’s districts or boroughs.
Via Giulia and the Florentine Quarter
The view onto the dome of St. Peter’s from Via Niccolò Piccolomini is an experience not to be missed.
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.
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[...]
Walking through the streets of Rome, you can come across a very particular sampietrino (cobblestone): a shiny brass plaque covers the block of t[...]
The idea of the garden city was born in England. Following the increase of the population in urban centers, the quality of life, especially for the working classes, was dramatically decreased.[...]
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