History of Rome

Travel Tips  – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Rome’s public transport net consists of three underground lines (A, B and B1, C), buses, trams and urban trains. TICKETS The same type of ticket is used for all transports: BIT: € 1,50 valid for 100 minutes from the very first validation. Please note: no more than one…
JE SUIS L’AUTRE. GIACOMETTI, PICASSO AND OTHERS.

JE SUIS L’AUTRE. GIACOMETTI, PICASSO AND OTHERS.

PRIMITIVISM IN THE SCULPTURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY   Just at a few minutes walking distance from Hotel Des Artistes at the National Roman Museum of Baths of Diocletian, 80 great works  are exposed. They include  sculptures  by  great  masters of the twentieth century and masterpieces of ethnic art. The…
How to Skip the line tickets in  Rome

How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

Some hints…. If you stay in Rome just a few days and you don’t have time to waste in endless tickets lines, you may know there is a faster way to enter the Roman Majors sites as the VATICAN MUSEUMS and  COLOSSEUM VATICAN MUSEUMS: In order to skip the line…

Autumn in Rome

The most colourful season to visit Rome is certainly Autumn.The weather is pleasantly mild until November and the landscape is magical. That’s the perfect period for long walks and bike tours around the picturesques streets of the Eternal city, in the parks, along the banks of the Tiber So don’t…
August In Rome: what’s going on

August In Rome: what’s going on

The eternal city is where you want to be even in summer! Enjoy the  wonderful monuments , the historical architecture, the incredible museums in a less crowded city. The real fun starts especially when the sun goes down. Till September 3, the annual edition of “lungo il tevere” will electrify…
MOST SECRET ROMAN COURTYARDS OPEN JUST FOR A WEEKEND!

MOST SECRET ROMAN COURTYARDS OPEN JUST FOR A WEEKEND!

Rome will disclose some of her secret treasures this weekend: on May 23rd and 24th the “Open Courtyards Rome” event will allow anyone to visit courtyards which are normally closed to public as being part of private properties, although historical. The event is organized once a year by the Italian…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROME!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROME!

The old, charming lady is turning 2768 next week: following the tradition, indeed, April 21st marks the anniversary of the foundation of the Eternal City by Romulus in 753 BC. After Roman age, when the city foundation was regularly celebrated with a ceremony called Palilia, its occurring in modern time dates…
QUIRINAL PALACE: THE LARGEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD OPENS TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY

QUIRINAL PALACE: THE LARGEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD OPENS TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY

The largest building in the world will be soon open to public every day: this is one of the first disposals by the newly elected President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella with reference to his institutional abode, i.e. the Quirinal Palace in the heart of Rome. Dating back to…
BAROQUE FIREWOKS AND PARADES AT ROMAN CARNIVAL

BAROQUE FIREWOKS AND PARADES AT ROMAN CARNIVAL

Carnival in Rome gives the chance for a trip back to Renaissance and Baroque age. Celebrations of this yearly event in the Eternal City take visitors into colors, customs and atmospheres which were in vogue five hundred years ago: masquerades, horse parades and even fireworks have been set up in…
THE POPE’S SWISS GUARD: FIVE CENTURY OLD TRADITION

THE POPE’S SWISS GUARD: FIVE CENTURY OLD TRADITION

Swiss Guard’s birthday was celebrated just few days ago in the Vatican City: 22 January traditionally marks the official recruitment of this corp by the Holy Seat in order to guarantee the Pope’s safety. A fascinating story is at the origin of these guards’ proverbial loyalty to the chief of…