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Jewish Ghetto in Rome

By | November 26, 2018

The ghetto was projected to lock up and control the Jews minority  in 1555  by Pope Paul IV on 14th of July The papal bull  imposed economic and freedom restrictions to the jews . This oppression continued for 315 years until its abolition in 1870 (reunification of Italy). At present, the Ghetto has become an […]

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TOP ATTRACTION IN ROME * National Etruscan Museum *

By | November 14, 2018

The Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in an unmissable  place to visit in Rome. The museum exposes  pre-Roman Italian works of antiquity, especially from the Etruscan world in a superb palace built for Pope Julius III between 1550 and 1555. Trust me ! You will be totally captured by the great collection that offers a […]

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Journeys through Ancient Rome // Extended to November 13.

By | November 5, 2018

The successful projects that has attracted more than 100 thousand spectators will be extended till next November 13 . Two projects tell the story of the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar starting from stones with the use of technology. The journey is accompanied by the voice of the italian journalist Piero Angela […]

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PANTHEON, PENTECOSTE & THE RED ROSE PETALS RAIN

By | May 21, 2015

On Sunday May 24th, 2015, a two thousand years old ritual will take place inside one of the most famous monuments in Rome, the Pantheon, also known as Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri. On the occasion of Pentecoste, indeed, hundreds of red rose petals will be poured inside the Church through the huge hole […]

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GIFTS FROM THE EARTH IN ROME: 80 “NEW” METERS AURELIAN WALLS!

By | April 12, 2015

Rome is a never ending source of history. Just few days ago, for instance, no less than 80 meters Aurelian Walls were uncovered a little bit below the current ground level in a very central area of the city, i.e. St. John Lateran’s Archbasilica (San Giovanni metro stop). Not that any archaeologists were effectively searching for […]

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ROMAN TRIBUTE TO EGYPT: THE PYRAMID OF CESTIUS

By | January 27, 2015

Off the beaten tracks of classical tourist paths stands one of the most ancient and intriguing monuments in Rome: the Pyramid of Cestius. Its shape immediately reminds us of more exotic cultures such as the Ancient Egypt… actually we are not wrong: this particular funerary monument was expressely commissioned by a Roman dignitary (Caius Cestius) […]

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AUGUSTUS: 2000 YEARS OLD GLORY

By | January 25, 2015

His body might have died, not his fame, if two millennia after he passed away his city keeps on celebrating him. We are referring to Augustus, Julius Caesars’ great nephew, the first to be named Emperor, expired at the age of 76 after immeasurable success. At his time the death of great personalities used to […]

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