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Lessons of History: Looking to Ancient Rome for Hope During Coronavirus Crisis.

Lessons of History: Looking to Ancient Rome for Hope During Coronavirus Crisis. COVID-19 has swept across the world, forcing us to universally change the way we are living. Aspects of modern life like travel and socialising have become muted. We are a generation used to being able to easily access anything we want, whether that…

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June 2, 2020

Quarantine in Rome & Food Baskets

Local Heroes: Roman Shopkeepers Offer Free Food to the Vulnerable In a remarkable show of solidarity, Roman shopkeepers have been hanging baskets of food from their windows so that the city’s most vulnerable people won’t go hungry during the coronavirus crisis. Few countries have been hit harder than Italy by the coronavirus. Nevertheless, their strength…

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April 24, 2020

Mini Post – Aventine Hill Keyhole

Potentially Rome’s most named-dropped hidden gem. The keyhole on the Aventine Hill gives one of the most magical views in the city: St Peters Basilica perfectly perfectly surrounded by a stunning hedgerow. The most difficult task is getting that perfect shot, be sure to play around with your camera settings to capture one like this!…

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April 5, 2020

Mini Post – Rome in Numbers

Today let’s discuss numbers. Here are some interesting numbers relating to the Eternal City: 238 – the number of beautiful and unique fountains in Rome 900 – that’s roughly how many functioning churches there are in Rome today $1.5 Million – how much money was thrown in the Trevi Fountain in 2016. And all this…

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April 5, 2020

Mini Post – The Art of Aperitivo

Buy a drink and get free food. What’s not to like? It might sound too good to be true, but in fact, this is extremely common in Rome. Many bars will have a free buffet laid out in the evenings for anyone who buys a drink. This is known as an Aperitivo and is an…

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April 5, 2020

Rome with Kids

HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME IN ROME WITH YOUR KIDS At first glance, Rome might not seem like the most kid-friendly city but with our help, you’ll find a bunch of diverse activities, experiences, and tours capable of keeping children (and their parents) entertained for hours. Here’s our pick of the best things to do…

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March 10, 2020

Italy, 5 Destinations not to be missed.

Welcome to Italy, home to some of Europe’s greatest treasures from masterpieces of art to crumbling ruins such as Pompeii or the Colosseum. No trip to Europe is complete without a trip to the culturally rich Italy. Prepare for a journey of colours amazing smells and picturesque landscapes. Here is 5 of many destinations in…

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July 29, 2019

The architectural battle of Borromini and Bernini

Rome is no doubt worldly recognised for its architectural heritage, a heritage which dates back to the battle between Italy’s greatest architectural geniuses, Bernini and Borromini. Both of whom have had a long-lasting effect on the city’s great Baroque heritage. Bernini, throughout the 1600’s had a renowned popularity, which not only saw him favoured by…

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July 25, 2019

A stroll around Trastevere

A STROLL AROUND TRASTEVERE. Trastevere is a picturesque medieval area located on the left bank of the Tiber. The area escaped the grand developments of the nineteenth century which changed the face of central Rome and therefore is a charming place to wander, eat, drink and relax. The name derives from the Latin words: “Trans…

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June 2, 2019

THE CAPUCHIN CRYPT: THE BONE CHURCH OF ROME.

If you find yourself wandering around the Via Veneto area you must pay a visit to the Capuchin Crypt and the Church Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. If you find yourself wandering around the Via Veneto area you must pay a visit to the Capuchin Crypt and the Church Santa Maria della Concezione dei…

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May 8, 2019

THE TEN MOST ROMANTIC SPOTS TO PROPOSE IN ROME

Forget Paris, Rome has to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, with romance built into its very soul and written into the very name of the city, it can be no coincidence that Roma spelt backwards is amor (love). There’s something extremely warm and sensual about Rome, it must be the…

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April 25, 2019

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