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February 2015

Barberini Bees Rome

   Bumble bees are carved into marble and wood, woven into curtains, and dominating just about every square in Rome. The bee is the crest of the powerful Barberini family. The Barberini family were originally a family of minor nobility from the Tuscan town of Barberino Val d’Elsa, who made their money as wool and textile merchants. Their influence peaked [...]

January 2015

Best Mini Squares in Rome

What are the best ‘mini squares’ of Rome? Whilst the bigger more famous, Bernini made squares will be in your Rome guide books, the mini square,whilst they may not be as touristy, do offer magnificent ‘madonelle’, churches and wine bars to tempt you with.  A mix of off the beaten track and on the main drag, blink and you’ll miss [...]