48 Interesting Facts About The Colosseum

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You simply can’t visit Rome and not go to the Colosseum. The Eternal City’s most iconic building is a marvelous sight, whichever way you look at it. While you may know that you can indeed admire the Colosseum from many places in Rome, how much do you actually know about it? Continue reading, and I … Read more

A Curated Guide To Visiting St Peter’s Basilica

visiting St Peter's Basilica

Visiting St Peter’s Basilica is simply a must when in Rome. St Peter’s Basilica is basically the center of the Catholic Church worldwide, and one of the holiest religious sites in Rome. Situated in the Vatican City, it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status, a wealth of art and sculpture, and layers of history to … Read more

What You Must Know About June 29th In Rome

June 29th in Rome

What’s so special about June 29th in Rome? Well, it’s on this day every year that Rome celebrates the feast day of its patron saints: Peter and Paul. It’s a great time to be visiting Rome as the city puts on a celebration to remember. If you happen to be in Rome on June 29th, … Read more

Where To See The Paintings Of Raphael In Rome

Raphael in Rome

There are many places where you can admire the paintings of Raphael in Rome. While Raphael (Raffaello, in Italian) was actually not from Rome, he certainly played a significant role in the artistic shaping of the Eternal City. You will be able to see Raffaello’s artistic expressions in some of the most beautiful churches in … Read more

Where To Admire The Works Of Caravaggio In Rome

Caravaggio in Rome

There are many places where you can admire the work of Caravaggio in Rome. This troubled artist was actually not from Rome – in fact, he was from the area of Milan, and while he traveled to many places to escape justice throughout his life, he certainly contributed to shaping the artistic side of Rome. … Read more

Where To See The Works Of Michelangelo In Rome

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There are many places where you can admire the work of Michelangelo in Rome. While not from Rome himself, he certainly helped shape Rome (much in the way Bernini did about a century later), gifting the city of some of his most famous masterpieces. Michelangelo’s sculptures adorn the most beautiful churches in Rome; his works … Read more

16 Great Movies About Rome

Movies about Rome

Watching movies about Rome can be a great way of getting inspired to visit the city; certain particular areas in it; eating specific foods. It can also be a way to learn more about the history (albeit not always historically accurate) and culture of the city; the current vibe and way of life. Rome certainly … Read more

33 Fun Facts About Vatican City

Things To Do In Vatican City

The smallest country in the world, Vatican City is located in the heart of Rome (how random is that) and has a tiny population. Compact as it is, the Vatican City has a lot to offer to visitors, and it has a unique history too. Curious to learn more about this small state? Continue reading, … Read more

What You Must Know About The Birthday Of Rome

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A city having a birthday? That’s right. Rome has so much history, and has been in existence for over two thousand years, so it’s no wonder the city likes to celebrate its own birthday. While the founding of Rome is drenched in myth, a specific date has been decided on to usher in the festivities … Read more

12 Games In Ancient Rome

GAMES IN ANCIENT ROME

For the majority of its inhabitants, daily life in ancient Rome was a mixture of work or business (negotium, in latin), with a more or less large amount of free time (otium – which literally means relaxing, but more generally leisure). Romans had a love for sports – typically practiced in the Campus Martius; they … Read more