January 2018

The Pantheon: Top Ten Things You Need to Know

Top Ten things to know about the Pantheon Modern day architects still take inspiration from this mega wow building.. and here’s what you need to know. 1. The word Pantheon is Greek and means all of all the Gods, as the Pantheon was built as a temple to the 12 ancient Roman Gods. 2. It is the best preserved ancient Roman monument. 3. [...]

3 brilliant exhibitions on in Rome this Spring

There are so many brilliant exhibitions on in Rome in 2018, where to begin. Here are 3 great choices to be excited about.. 1. Einstein exhibition at the MAXXI Einstein and Gravity: The Universe after EinsteinOn now until April 29th 2018 Albert Einstein’s article that gave rise to modern cosmology which transformed the models of the cosmos and the universe in the mind of [...]

The Roman Baths in 3D

 Did you know that the Baths of Caracalla was the first Italian archaeological site available in 3D. Walk through the Roman world as it once was, thanks to the latest digital technology, which is fast becoming the exciting new way to see the past! Educational and unique, this is a dynamic way for the entire family to make the most of their [...]

August 2017

The best 3 churches in Rome

Wandering around Rome, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with a multitude of museums and about a million must see churches. Which is why we have done the work for you, by picking the 3 best Baroque churches. Lets begin with Saint Peters Basilica. Saint Peters BasilicaThe worlds largest basilica housing Bernini’s 1634 bronze Baldacino masterpiece, was designed to overwhelm the viewer [...]

The Roman calendar

Enjoying the month of August? Did you know that Augustus added the month of August to the calendar? There were once ten months of the year. That’s right. The Roman calendar was 10 months, which is 304 days. They ignored the remaining 61 days, which fell in the middle of winter. The months began with March and were named Martius, [...]

July 2017

The Keats Shelley House in Rome

Just beside the Spanish Steps, the Baroque monument that’s on the top of your to do list, is the Keats Shelley Museum. Blink and you will miss it, but it’s definitely worth a visit as one of Rome’s many hidden historic gems. Most tourists don’t realise that the English Romantic Poet John Keats died of tuberculosis in Rome aged 25 [...]

May 2017

April 2017

The Colosseum: An Icon

“The Colosseum: An Icon” A fab new exhibition ‘The Colosseum: An Icon’ opened this week at the Colosseum, on the first floor of the Amphitheatre and runs through to January 2018. Ideal of you are looking for untold stories associated with the monument. Six million tourists a year visit the Colosseum, to marvel at its architectural genius and imagine the gladiators [...]

Nero’s Domus Aurea: The Golden House

Nero’s Golden House: Less is definitely not more when it comes to the Roman domus. A new virtual tour of the Emperor Nero’s Gardens, and access to his golden house has opened in Rome, where tourists are given virtual reality headsets to listen to projected films which guide them with a 3D vision of life as it was during the [...]