Tag archive for ‘Rome’
Ostia Antica, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Past Italia: Ostia Antica

The Mithraic Mysteries was once the predominant religious practice in Rome, and some archeological remains of this pre-Christian religion still survive… Photo by Getty Images Before Constantine converted to Christianity More...

Piazza del Campidoglio with statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, Italy.
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Past Italia: Marcus Aurelius on horseback

The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius stands centre stage in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio… Photo by Getty Images One of the few stipulations that the Pope made when he commissioned Michelangelo to redesign More...

snow in Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Past Italia: Snowfall in Rome

It snowed in Rome last February, and in 2012, though historically it’s actually quite a rare event… Photo by Getty Images This photograph was taken on Monday 26th February 2018, after the ‘Beast from the More...

Train
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Making Tracks, Part 2: to Rome

Twenty years ago Rachael Martin arrived in Italy, exploring the country by rail and dreaming of rooms with a view. Twenty years, one Italian husband and two kids later, she still has the memories of those first More...

Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Exploring Italy’s Past

Paul Beston, an experienced guide from Peter Sommer Travels, explains how an appreciation of the layers of Italy’s history adds an extra dimension to any Italian holiday Photos by iStock   Piazza Duomo, More...

Trastevere Rome
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Four hidden highlights of Rome

Real Rome Tours runs guided tours of Italy’s capital, and they have some fantastic expert tips for hidden Roman gems that you can visit in just one day… Rome is simply iconic – full of amazing sights, More...

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Trevi Fountain

You can go and see the Trevi Fountain for free, it’s just there, but it will cost you money if you ever want to see it again… Words and image by Jon Palmer There are actually lots of things you can do for free More...

Pantheon, Rome, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Insider’s Rome: The Pantheon

Proposals to charge entry to the Pantheon remain controversial, after plans were announced to start charging visitors from May this year… Words by Jon Palmer. Image by iStock Up until now, entry to the Pantheon More...

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...