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November 2015

August 2015

Roman Forum light show

  When you visit Rome, make sure you walk by the Roman Forum at night: the new lighting system designed by Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro and his daughter Francesca was inaugurated to celebrate 2000 since the death of the Emperor Augustus in 14AD! It was a double celebration, as the lights went on, on the 21st of April, 2014, to [...]

July 2015

Movies set in Rome

We’re molto spoilt for choice with epic movies filmed in Rome. Here is our pic of our top favs. Enjoy with popcorn and red Italian wine.Roman Holiday It is the first American movie that is entirely shot in Rome, Italy. A true, good and stylish romantic comedy, contrary to popular belief, is hard to make. 50s, without a doubt was the golden age [...]

January 2014

Ruins from the Flavian Dynasty in Rome

Remains from Domitian’s Palace on Palatine Hill Part of Rome’s charm and appeal is the juxtaposition of the modern with the ancient as traces of nearly all eras of the Eternal City’s past can be found throughout. Just like the Julio-Claudian Dynasty, there are ruins remaining from the Flavian Dynasty, the Roman Empire’s second reigning dynasty. Here are some of [...]

Roman Emperors: The Flavian Dynasty

The Colosseum was known as the Flavian Amphitheatre Following the fall of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty, Rome underwent its first Civil War since the defeat of Mark Antony in 30 BC; this time was known as the Year of Four Emperors as the year 69 AD saw, well, four emperors starting with Galba (June 68 – January 69) then Otho [...]