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The Mouth of Truth: The story behind one of Rome’s most recognizable symbols.

The origin and purpose for this marmoreal sculpture is not sure. It could have been a roof coverage permitting rain to trickle inside the nearby temple of Hercules Victor or a sacrificial alter of livestock in which the open orifices allowed blood to spill inside…

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The enchanted Island of Ponza : how to get there from Rome

Here’s our quick and easy advice on how to get to Ponza from Rome. Keep in mind that a visit to Ponza is a full day experience. Needless to say also is pack a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, sandals, sunglasses, snacks, water and a hat.

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Giordano Bruno's statue at Campo de' Fiori. One of the first victims of the Illuminism, one of the most famous crimes of Rome. Join our criminal tour of Rome to learn more.

Crimes of Rome

Every big city has to deal with various felonies and misdemeanors on a daily basis. Rome is no exception. As a tourist visiting the eternal city having a bad plate of pasta or a thawed pizza should be a crime! Seriously we advise you to keep an eye out for pickpockets and street scammers. Rome wasn’t created in a day, actual it took 2770 years and its past is full of power struggles, betrayals and back stabbings.

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Roman artichokes, a typical roman food.

Artichokes “Matticella” – The Roman farmer’s choice

You’ve probably already heard about Roman artichokes and Jewish-style artichokes, but have you heard about “Matticella” artichokes?
As spring season approaches with its warm and sunny days, Rome’s countryside blooms into a kaleidoscope of colors.

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The forgotten Carnival of Rome

Venice has the world famous masks and fancy costumes, Viareggio has the allegorical parades. Rome once had “La corsa dei Berberi” or Barbary horse race.
Since the mid 15th century via del Corso, now the popular shopping district of Rome, was designated as the area to have horse races during the celebration of Carnival

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An image of Lupercalia, ritual celebrations of Faunus Lupercus

From Lupercalia to Saint Valentine

February 14th is a day dedicated to lovers all around the world but where did it originate from? A historical excursus from Lupercalia to St. Valentine.

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A special view of Colosseum. Enjoy our special tours in Rome

Colosseum: origins of the name

Why is the Colosseum called… Colosseum?
The Flavian Amphitheatre was inaugurated in 80 AD by the Emperor Titus. The present day nickname dates back to the Middle Ages and has been so widely used that it has completely replaced the original name.

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Pantheon and Rome’s Birthday

The Pantheon is undoubtedly an enigmatic monument. Who was the architect responsiable for it’s construction? No one knows for sure. Was it “Apollidoro from Damascus” or was it the Emperor himself Hadrian? One thing is for sure the Emperor didn’t spare any expenses.

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