Rome, Italy The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Italy’s capital city and a must-see site on any visit to Rome. It is also is the oldest domed building. The dome itself, the top of which is an oculus (an open hole), is to this day still the largest dome of unreinforced […]
Like many an aging beauty, one of Rome’s most fabulous must-see sites, the Trevi Fountain, is having a little work done. Nothing major, of course, just a few discreet interventions. There is going to be some work on removing blemishes from the marble façade and clearing up of a couple of dark spots by way of […]
Obama is set to meet Pope Francis in Rome, Italy tomorrow, 27th March. In Italy, Obama will also be meeting Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano, having already met Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the recent Nuclear Security Summit in The Netherlands. But all work and no play can make even Obama a dull boy. So […]
Rome may not have been built in a day, but can you see the main highlights of Rome in a day? If you only have a short amount of time in Rome, what are the absolute must-see sites to visit in Italy’s majestic capital? We asked our great tour guides in Rome what they would […]
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.
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 away – the wondrous monument spied perhaps at the end of a charming narrow cobbled […]
Rome has recently announced a new tax for people who stay in Roman hotels. The funds are promised to be utilised in providing and improving services, security, infrastructure transport and other aspects helpful for visitors the Italy’s great capital. For anyone who has ever traversed the tiny, rough-hewn (yet delightfully historic) stones of Roman piazzas […]
Florence is often called a ‘living museum’ for all the fascinating, historical, stunning elements that lie within. Whether you’re lucky enough to call Florence home, or just equally fortunate to be visiting Florence, it is easy to take for granted the incredible history behind the most basic of things. It’s difficult enough just trying not […]