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THE WATER CLOCK

This dramatic, four-faced water clock designed in 1873 by Father […]

LA BARCACCIA

Right in the middle of Piazza di Spagna, at the […]

HADRIAN’S BEARD

Publius Aelius Hadrianus (117-138 CE) was the first Roman emperor […]

ARCH OF GALLIENUS

Known as the Esquiline Gate, this triumphal arch was built […]

THE PANTHEON’S DOME

Standing more than forty-three meters high, the Pantheon’s Dome is […]

ROME’S STUMBLING STONES

Also known as the “Memory Stones”, these bronze pebbles embedded […]

THE TEMPLE OF VESTA

Famous for its circular footprint, this monument was one of […]

THE PALATINE HILL

For the Romans the Palatine had always represented the city’s […]

THE MARBLE FOOT

Just a minute’s walk from the bustling Piazza Venezia, Via […]

MICHELANGELO’S ONLY SIGNATURE

The celebrated Pietà, commissioned to Michelangelo by Cardinal Bilhères, is […]

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, […]

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