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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 […]

THE PYRAMID OF CESTIUS

Built around 12 BC as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, […]

ANCIENT ROME EDUCATION

At the height of the Empire, the Roman educational system […]

FULGUR CONDITUM

In ancient Italic religion lightning was considered sacred, as the […]

THE COIN-TOSS LEGEND

Designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed in 1735, […]

THE META SUDANS

A large monumental conical fountain in ancient Rome, it was […]

THE MOUNT OF SHARDS

An artificial mount composed of around 53 million broken amphorae, […]

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