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ROME'S 13 ANCIENT OBELISKS

No city in the world boasts such a multitude of […]

DONNA OLIMPIA, THE QUEEN OF THE ROMAN SALONS

Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj (26 May 1591 – 27 September 1657), […]

THE COLOSSEUM, GATE OF HELL

In the Middle Ages the Colosseum was considered one of […]

THE MIDDAY CANNON

One of the must do things in Rome is to […]

FLASHES OF JULIUS CAESAR

Julius Caesar had a natural flair for oratory, but his […]

WATER TO THE ROPES!

The obelisk in St. Peter’s square has more than 3.000 […]

AUGUSTUS, THE HANDSOME AND SICKLY GENIUS

Among the Roman emperors, Augustus is remembered for his remarkable […]

THE REVENGE OF GUIDO RENI

The dramatic altarpiece of St. Michael Archangel – on permanent […]

THE PASSATELLA, AN ANCIENT ROMAN GAME

A game enjoyed by ancient Roman plebeians, patricians and intellectuals […]

THE GREAT BELL

The Great Bell of St. Peter’s Basilica (il Campanone) is the ninth-largest […]

THE VIRGIN WATER

Returning from a war in Cantabria (Spain), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa stopped […]

ROME'S HISTORICAL TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION

In 1377 Rome had an estimated population of less than […]

THE MASKS OF ROME

Created in the early 15th century for a Carnival proclaimed […]

EASTER BREAKFAST IN ROME

No less than Christmas time, Easter brings to Roman tables […]

THE SALTARELLO

The saltarello is the fourth basic movement of the Italian […]

THE COLOURS OF ROME

The emblem of Rome shows the initials S.P.Q.R. (Senatus Populus […]

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