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Easter in Rome 2013

The Columba – traditional Roman Easter dessert With spring in the air and a new Pope in the Vatican, Rome is certainly a great and exciting place to visit this Easter…and that’s before we even start on the chocolate! Attending Mass … Continue reading

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Habemus Papam Franciscum: All your Pope Francis questions answered!

When white smoke emerged from the Vatican chimneys to signal the selection of a new Pope, loud cheers went out, church bells all around Italy sang out a joyous tune and there was palpable excitement on the streets. Those who … Continue reading

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Conclave at the Vatican

In light of the recent shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican has announced today that it has already begun closing off areas of the Vatican for the upcoming Conclave. Here is the communication received by the Vatican:

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Roaming Rome: Villa Borghese

Just beyond the bustling city centre of Rome, just up beyond the Spanish Steps, is Rome’s largest public park, the Villa Borghese. Take a walk through on the weekend and you’re likely to be mingling amongst locals out enjoying their … Continue reading

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La Luna sul Colosseo – The moon over the Coliseum

One’s first glimpse of the amazing, ancient, historic and imposing Coliseum, is almost impossible not to remain emblazoned in your mind for ever. That first time wandering about Rome, turning around a corner and spying a sight that takes breaths … Continue reading

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Looking good for her age – Italy celebrates 150 years!

17th March is the date in which Italy officially became a united nation.   After centuries of existing as separate states (and oft-times not even on such great terms), Italy was united in 1861, with 2011 thus marking the 150th … Continue reading

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