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How to Visit the Villa Borghese Zoo in Rome : Ethic and Tickets

The Villa Borghese zoo in Rome is a beautiful place to visit if you have a spare day. It was actually first opened in 1911 and then left to fall into ruin. Only recently has it been renovated and renamed a ‘biopark’. You’ll see all sorts of animals, including big cats, penguins and more. It [...]

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Borghese Gallery tickets : How to Book Your Visit and skip the line ?

In this article, we've made buying Borghese gallery tickets easy for you! If you’re an art enthusiast, the Borghese gallery should definitely make it onto your list of things to see in Rome. It’s one of the best art galleries in the world when it comes to Roman, Renaissance and Baroque art. But if you [...]

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David with the Head of Goliath (Interesting Facts & Tickets)

This scary looking painting - entitled David with the Head of Goliath - is a famous work of art by the legend Caravaggio. If you are thinking about visiting this artwork on a trip to the Borghese Gallery, then read this guide beforehand so you can get the most out of your time! The Short [...]

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Capuchin Crypt in Rome

Capuchin Crypt in Rome (History Facts, Visiting Tips & Tickets)

You’ve almost certainly never seen anything like Rome's Capuchin Crypt. It’s a historic, world-famous, and downright eerie “Church of Bones” – unlike any other attraction in the country. If you’re curious about this place, we’ve got the inside scoop on this one-of-a-kind wonder, ensuring you get the absolute most out of your visit. What Is [...]

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Quartiere Coppedè in Rome

Quartiere Coppedè In Rome: Buildings, Places & Visiting Tips

The Quartiere Coppedè Rome Italy is an off the tourist trail attraction in the Trieste district of the city. This pleasant and underrated attraction - which at first glance may seem like a bunch of random buildings - is actually an architecturally planned collection of 45 units designed by the architect Gino Coppedè. The Short [...]

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David by Bernini Artist Analysis, Meaning & History Facts

David by Bernini is a classic, life-size sculpture of the hero David from the story of David and Goliath. Depicted using his famous sling, it is housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome and offers a different interpretation of the character than other historical statues. About the Artist Bernini Gian Lorenzo Bernini was born in [...]

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Borghese Gallery Artworks: Caravaggio, Bernini’s Artworks & More

The Borghese Gallery certainly packs a punch! There is so much to see under one roof. To help get your bearings, here are some Borghese Gallery artworks you definitely must lay eyes on during your visit. That means, if you have to skip the rest, you have at least covered the top gems that this [...]

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Young Woman with Unicorn: History Facts, Author & Meaning Behind

Created very early in the 16th century - around 1505 – Raphael’s Young Woman With Unicorn has a pretty interesting backstory. At first glance, however, the only interesting thing about it may be that the woman in the painting is holding a cute little unicorn. But did you know that the unicorn was “magically” revealed [...]

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Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome

Mausoleum of Augustus Rome: Significance, History Facts & Tours

This beautifully restored (2019) tomb was commissioned by the Emperor of Rome at the time - Augustus - in 29BC. A sprawling site and imposing building located on the banks of the Tiber, the Mausoleum of Augustus is a little-known treasure in Rome, and it is well worth a visit! Especially now that it has [...]

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The Rape of Proserpina: All About Bernini’s Masterpiece

The famous Rape of Proserpina statue was created by a young Bernini – at the age of just 23! It depicts Proserpina – a Roman goddess often associated with freedom – being kidnapped and carried off the underworld in the arms of Pluto. The sculpture is one of many great works on display at the [...]

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