Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the St. Valentine’s Skull

Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Saint Valentine’s Skull Many will remember this place for the famous Bocca della Verità which is located in the portico. … Read More

The Aventine and the Orange Garden

The Aventine and the Orange Garden The Orange Garden is the scene of one of the most beautiful scenes, certainly the most fairytale, of Paolo Sorrentino’s movie The Great Beauty. … Read More

The Sanctuary of the Cats of Torre Argentina

The Sanctuary of the Cats of Torre Argentina Among the special places to visit in Rome we also find the largest colony of cats in the city. It is located in Largo Argentina where in 1927 the historical ruins in … Read MoreRead More

Angelica Library: the most beautiful library in Italy

The Angelica Library History The Angelica Library, near Piazza Navona, in Piazza Sant’Agostino, next to the Basilica of Sant’Agostino in Campo Marzio was the first public library in Italy and the second in Europe after Oxford. In the scenic library … Read MoreRead More

Rome Botanical Garden

Rome Botanical Garden Not everyone knows the existence of this little corner of paradise in our capital. Located in the heart of Trastevere, is a concentrate of distant lands: in a few steps you will pass through Japan, Brazil and … Read MoreRead More

The Basilica of Maxentius

The Basilica of Maxentius The Basilica of Maxentius is the emblem of the Great Beauty. Illuminated at night is beautiful. The basilica of Maxentius, more appropriately than Constantine, is the last and largest civil basilica of the monumental center of … Read MoreRead More

Ancient Pharmacy of Santa Maria della Scala

Ancient Pharmacy of Santa Maria della Scala The oldest pharmacy in Rome still in operation is the Spezieria (apothecary) of the Carmelite friars of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere. … Read More

Nasoni, Rome’s unique drinking fountains

Nasoni, Rome’s unique drinking fountains Few things come free in Rome but tourists and locals can always count on ice-cold drinking water from the 2,500 drinking fountains, the Nasoni, scattered about the city. So if you are dying for a … Read More