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Rome in April // The Essentials

By | April 8, 2019

April is the most beautiful time of year to visit Rome. The whole month is rich of events and the climate is perfect for walking around among the beauties and wonders of the eternal city. Of course,  lots of people will be around, but with a good timetable and  an early wake up call, you […]

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Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

By | March 4, 2019

Here you have a list of museums and monuments in Rome with  free entry during the museum week from 5 to 10 March 2019. This is the list of museums you can visit in Rome and in the province. Of course you will find the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, but also the marvelous Villa […]

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A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

By | December 3, 2018

The Christmas countdown has begun:  just 3 weeks left ! The good news is that finally , after 3 years, the classical   Christmas Market of  Piazza Navona  has reopened  December 2nd, and will last until January 6th. You can’t miss it. It represents the Christmas spirit in Rome and you will find handmade  gadgets ,  […]

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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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Vatican by Train in Rome

By | August 2, 2016

Rome – Vatican by Train: Visitors who book the Vatican by Train in Rome will have access to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and to the botanical and architectural wonders of the Pontifical Residence. Vatican Full Day Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens, gardens of the Pontifical Villas – Villa Barberini and train travel to […]

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SUNDAY 24th MAY: TAKING A PEEK INTO ROMAN HISTORY…

By | May 23, 2015

Those in Rome this weekend will have the chance to enjoy a rare event called “Open Courtyard Rome”, promoted by the Italian Association of Historical Houses (ADSI – Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane): historical private palaces normally closed to public (unless converted into some museums) will be open to visitors and disclose their most hidden courtyards […]

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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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JULIUS CAESAR WILL DIE TOMORROW (TWICE AGAIN)

By | March 14, 2015

Have you ever wondered how did Julius Caesar die precisely? Well, if you can’t curb curiosity, you should take the chance to satisfy it by attending the accurate reenectment that will take place tomorrow at Largo di Torre Argentina. Why the need of such a dramatic performance? Because tomorrow it’s March 15, known to history as those obscure […]

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ROMAN CARNIVAL, BAROQUE CARNIVAL

By | February 10, 2015

Carnival celebrations will reach their peak between this week and the next one, Fat Thursday being on February 12 and Shrove Tuesday on February 17. Rome Carnival’s typical style is Baroque: everything is meant to take the Eternal City four hundred years back, from masquerades to horse parades and even fireworks, which have been specifically […]

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