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THE STATUE OF ST. PETER

Commissioned by Pope St. Leo the Great, it is said […]

THE SACRED SNAKE

According to legend in 293 BC, whilst Rome was struck […]

THE CANNONBALL OF THE MIRACLE

In the chapel of St Bartholomew on the Island, there […]

TEMPIETTO AT SAN PIETRO IN MONTORIO

More sculpture than building, this architecturally significant temple was built […]

PORTICO OF OCTAVIA

Noted as the centre of the Jewish quarter of Rome, […]

SAINT CATHERINE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

There are over 900 churches in the city of Rome, […]

ROME’S REFRESHING GRATTACHECCA

The Italian version of the snow cone is a cold […]

THE “NOVECENTO” OBELISK

Crafted by Arnaldo Pomodoro in 2004, this 21-meter-high obelisk is […]

THE MERIDIAN LINE

The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels is home […]

CLOACA MAXIMA

The “Greatest Sewer” of Ancient Rome is one of the […]

THE ZUCCARI PALACE

Located at the crossroads of Via Sistina and Via Gregoriana, […]

THE PROTESTANT CEMETERY

Hidden behind the pyramid of Caius Cestius, in the Roman […]

THE MITHRAEUM AT CIRCUS MAXIMUS

Discovered in 1931 as part of Rome’s fascist-era building projects, […]

THE VATICAN NECROPOLIS

Hidden beneath the famous St. Peter’s Basilica is a veritable […]

THE MOUTH OF TRUTH

Dating back to the 1st century AD, this tall stone […]

THE LITTLE LONDON

With the 1909 master plan, Rome aspired to become a […]

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