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

Monte Testaccio or Monte dei Cocci

Monte Testaccio or Monte dei Cocci It has been the site of rides and riders, has seen hundreds of lovers frolicking over the centuries, and from its top Garibaldi has defended the Roman Republic; and the most incredible thing is … Read MoreRead More

Colosseum

Colosseum An awesome, spine-tingling sight, the Colosseum is the most thrilling of Rome’s ancient monuments. It was here that gladiators met in mortal combat and condemned prisoners fought off wild beasts in front of baying, bloodthirsty crowds. … Read More

The fountain of lovers

The fountain of lovers Trevi Fountain is the most famous in Rome. But few people know that on the right side outside the fountain there is a rectangular basin with two small tubes, much less known but much more romantic: … Read MoreRead 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

Daytrip from Rome: Villa Lante in Bagnaia

Daytrip: Villa Lante in Bagnaia In the province of Viterbo in the town of Bagnaia there is Villa Lante, one of the most famous Italian Mannerist gardens dating back to the 16th century. It consists of two symmetrical houses and … Read MoreRead More