How to plan your day visiting the Borghese Park

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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Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome

Palazzo del Quirinale Roma: Why This Palace Is So Special?

The Palazzo del Quirinale is the only presidential residence actually located in Rome. One of three such buildings -another is found about 25 minutes from the city, with a third being located in Naples. The Quirinale Palace gets its name from the hill upon which it is located - the Quirinale Hill, which is Rome’s [...]

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Porta Pia in Rome

Porta Pia Rome Italy: History, Maps & Best Time to Visit

The gorgeous Porta Pia gate is located within the Aurelian Walls, and marks the beginning of the Via Nomentana. Located on the northern edge of the ancient part of the city, the design of the gate is striking, and it also serves a functional purpose. But there is more - Not only is the gate [...]

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Piazza di Spagna steps

Piazza di Spagna in Rome: Square That Fascinates Every Tourist

The Piazza di Spagna Rome is one of the most well-known squares in the Eternal City - and that’s no mean feat. Whilst it may not hold the top spot - that goes perhaps to the Piazza Navona or the not-officially-in-Rome St Peter’s Square, the Piazza di Spagna has its own special attractions. Let’s uncover [...]

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Apollo of Veii Statue

Apollo at Veii Statue: Meaning, Location & Tickets

Traditional Etruscan statues were usually made in materials such as terracotta, and the Apollo of Veii composition was no different. This life-size statue is believed to have originally been part of a bigger depiction of Heracles and Apollo. It was mounted about twelve metres above ground at the Minerva Sanctuary in Portonaccio, which lies around [...]

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visit borghese gardens

Visit Borghese Gardens: Organize Your Day to Avoid Getting Lost

Planning to visit Villa Borghese Gardens? Great! You're at the right place. The Rome Villa Borghese Gardens is more than just a public park. It’s filled with attractions dotted over 80 hectares on Rome’s Pincian Hill. The most-visited attraction is the Borghese Gallery, but there are many more museums and even cinemas and a zoo [...]

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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome

All about La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome

La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is a spectacular collection of modern art in Rome. It came into existence in 1883, just after the creation of the Italian state. It was originally housed in the Palace of Exhibitions. The exhibitions focus on art from the 19th century onwards. The Short history of Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Moderna [...]

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Apollo and Daphne story

Apollo and Daphne: All about the Story & Sculpture

The Apollo and Daphne myth dates back to Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for the stunning baroque marble Apollo and Daphne Bernini sculpture. The story can be found in the Apollo and Daphne Ovid verses in Book 1 of the famous Metamorphosis. Despite its ancient origins, the myth is very much one that [...]

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Villa Torlonia in Rome

Villa Torlonia Museum: All about Mussolini House in Rome

The beautiful Villa Torlonia and its annex the Casina Delle Civette is a lesser known but no less impressive Rome attraction. Located a short walk from the Villa Borghese, the lush grounds alone are a reason to visit. The Villa gets its name from the Torlonia family - a wealthy family who had made their [...]

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Macro Rome Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome: All about Macro Rome

If you’re in Rome for any extended period of time, you might decide you want a break from ancient Roman art. There are a couple of options in Rome for modern art, including the MAXXI Rome, and the subject of this article - the MACRO Rome The Museum of Modern Art in Rome is - [...]

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