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From Rome with Love – Ponte Sant’Angelo

If you’re looking to cross the Tiber River in historic style as you head from Rome towards the Vatican City*, look no further than Ponte Sant’Angelo.

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The fine art of coffee

As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous … Continue reading

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Roaming Rome: sights & signs of this great city!

Whether it be getting gloriously lost amongst the cobbled streets, stopping for a glass of wine, shopping, visiting the must-see sights, going to the Vatican, or just taking in the atmosphere, walking around Rome is delightful. We wanted you to … Continue reading

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Good Morning in Florence

The morning sun glows off the façades of the Florentine buildings, rendering brilliant the typical pale citrus tones of their façades. The street sweepers have just passed by on their morning trail, leaving an almost after-the-rain freshness about the air. … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa’s Bones – the search continues…

Subject of songs (lots & lots of songs!) and several films, the alluring smile of the Mona Lisa has captivated people’s hearts, minds and immagination since Leonardo da Vinci put paint to poplar panel in the 1500s. Whilst the Musèe … Continue reading

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Momentous day for Rome’s most magnificent monument!

  After months of talks, the restoration of the Coliseum in Rome is set to begin tomorrow – 31st July, 2012. And just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, the Coliseum won’t be restored so quickly either. Each of … Continue reading

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UNESCO International Jazz Day event in Rome, Italy

On April 27th, the UNESCO First Annual International Jazz Day kicks off its series of events being held around the world. The official launch is being held at the UNESCO Headquaters in Paris and will feature jazz legend and UNESCO … Continue reading

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Vatican Museum on Time Magazine’s list of The Most Influential Places in History

  And we have no argument with that!* Time magazine states, ‘The museums house Raphael’s The School of Athens, Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness and the Belvedere Torso as well as Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. More … Continue reading

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Happy 2765th Birthday to Rome, Italy

Although she doesn’t look a day over 2000, today is in fact the 2765th birthday of Rome, Italy. Rome’s birthday was calculated by Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus who, in the 1st century BC worked out that the … Continue reading

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Vatican Visits – You say tomato, I say Pomodoro

When we exit from the amazing Vatican corridors to enter out into the Cortile della Pigna (Courtyard of the Pine), the sunlight stings our eyes at first, the sunshine so delicious we instinctively turn our faces to bask in its … Continue reading

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