Tag archive for ‘Rome’
Constantine Capitoline Museums Rome Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Capitoline Museums

If it’s ancient statues you want, this is the place to be, but don’t ignore the works on the piazza outside the museum either… Words & image by Jon Palmer Recognised as the world’s first public museum More...

Lake Nemi Lazio Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Homes in: Lazio

Mighty Rome sits in its middle, but the rest of Lazio is a remarkably rural region where pretty hills and sleepy lakesides meet handsome old villages and friendly little towns. Buyers of country homes will find More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Rome travel guide

If you’re seeking places to stay and eat during your Rome travels, read on for our top picks for accommodation and restaurants   Where to stay The lounge at Hotel A.Roma   A. Roma Hotel While Rome More...

Fiat 500 tour Rome
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Rome in a Fiat 500

Italy has given us many great cars, but there is one that is more iconic than any other. Mark Nicholls experienced a tour around Rome as a passenger in a classic Fiat 500… The streets emit a cacophony of toots More...

Santi Luca e Martina, Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Saturn at the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Forum

The Forum is where Roman history begins, but when it begins is a question that has recently had to be asked again… The Forum, Rome by iStock According to the story, Rome was founded on 21 April 753 BC, which means More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Italia! issue 161 is on sale now

In this issue we whizz around Rome in a classic Fiat 500 – join us to experience the Eternal City on a unique (and super-stylish!) guided tour. We also explore the spectacular Il Redentore festival in Venice, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Insiders Rome: le Terme di Caracalla

Though they are named for the Emperor Caracalla, it was probably his father, Severus, who laid the plans for these huge baths… Most tourists come here by public transport, though the walk from the Forum takes More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Insiders Rome: the Villa Borghese

Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1577-1633) was a patron of Bernini and Caravaggio. The Baroque legacy at his Villa is a wonder to behold… People are often surprised to learn that, at least as far as major European More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Insiders Rome: the Spanish steps

The official name is the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti but we know them as the Spanish Steps, for the embassy once located here… After our visit to the Vatican Museums last month, we thought it unlikely that More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Insiders Rome: The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are by far the most visited art galleries in Italy. And so they should be. There are more than 20,000 items on display at any one time – and sometimes it feels as if there are just as many More...