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The entrance to Cinecittà, nine kilometers outside the city center along Via Tuscolana, remains the original one, characterized (and dated) by the rounded architectural lines typical of the twenty year Fascist period. Beyond this entrance lies a mythical place, a … Continue reading
There is a place in Rome that has always inspired a distinct fascination – or better yet, has emanated a special aura. The allure of the Domus Aurea is strange because it is really just a bunch of bare walls, … Continue reading
In ancient Rome, as in the Hellenistic culture, homosexuality was considered normal practice for the men. More: the freeborn male citizen were often bisexual, meaning that they could have openly – and often had – sexual relations with both men … Continue reading
THE CHURCH OF SANTA CECILIA IN TRASTEVERE – ROME The magnificent basilica of Santa Cecilia is located on the homonymous square of the Trastevere district and lies on the ancient home of the Roman martyr Cecilia and her husband Valeriano. … Continue reading
In Rome there are 10 basilica and 58 churches dedicated to the worship of the Virgin Mary, more than in any other city in the world. Perhaps the most famous, because the oldest, is the basilica of Santa Maria in … Continue reading
This is the story of a famous and extraordinary Swedish Girl in Rome … no it’s not the one in the picture on the left side of your screen … no, it’s not Greta Garbo, as we don’t have any … Continue reading
Michelangelo had returned to Rome, aged 59, at the request of Clement VII who had asked him to decorate the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. He had not wanted to accept this commission, since he was desperately anxious to … Continue reading
One of the key visuals of the Sistine Chapel (click here for a virtual tour of the Chapel) in Rome is the hand of God, and nobody would argue if we call Michelangelo, maybe the greatest artist of all times, … Continue reading
“Rome has been restored to herself” wrote the Spanish poet Martial when the “far-seen amphitheater” was nearing completion. “What was formerly a tyrant’s delight is now the delight of people”. The tyrant’s colossal column, the figure on the summit replaced … Continue reading
Trastevere – the perfect stepping stone for discovering Rome’s treasures. Across the Tiber from Rome’s most famous attractions lies the neighbourhood of Trastevere. James Whiting discovers another Roman jewel not to be missed. Located in the nook of the west … Continue reading