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How to visit the Colosseum

How to visit the Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheater, is the largest amphitheater in the world and was built in the Flavian era, begun under the Emperor Vespasian in 71/72 AD and inaugurated by Titus in 80 AD. The Colosseum is located in the center of Rome, in an area previously occupied by the Domus Aurea Neroniana, within which there was an artificial lake.

Vatican Museums Free

Vatican Museums: when the entrance is free

If you have always wondered when the entrance for the Vatican Museums is free, you will find in this article all the information you need for your visit.

The Circus Maximus in Rome

The Circus Maximus in Rome, the ancient roman stadium

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. The stadium is located between the Aventine and Palatine hills and it was largest stadium in ancient Roman Empire. It first took its distinctive shape under Julius Ceasar. Chariot races were one of the Roman's most popular forms of entertainment.

Galleria Borghese a Roma

Borghese Gallery in Rome, what to see and how to book

Borghese Gallery tickets

Borghese Gallery is located inside one of the most famous villas in Rome, Villa Borghese.
Today Borghese Gallery is one of the most fascinating museums in Italy and attracts millions of visitors every year.

Palazzo Altemps in Rome

Palazzo Altemps in Rome and the National Roman Museum

Palazzo Altemps in Rome, a treasure chest in the heart of the Eternal City.
Palazzo Altemps in Rome is a Renaissance palace, located in the center of Rome, a few steps from Piazza Navona and the fascinating Pantheon.

The Raphael's Rooms

The Raphael's Rooms in the Vatican Museums

The Raphael’s rooms (Stanze di Raffaello) are four rooms along the museum path of Vatican Museums. The four rooms were painted by the famous Renaissance artist, Raphael, and his pupils. Along with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, they represent the most important frescoes of the High Renaissance.

Biglietti per i Giardini Vaticani

Tickets for the Vatican Gardens

The Vatican Gardens represents the green heart of the Vatican City. They are inside the Vatican walls in Rome and there are different types of entrances and guided tours to visit them. Let’s see how to visit them and what can be visited.

The Roman National Museum

The Roman National Museum, what to see and useful tips

The National Museum of Rome is composed of 4 difefrent sites that house some of the oldest and most spectacular masterpieces in forms of sculptures, paintings and other artifacts. The National Museum of Rome was founded in 1889 and inaugurated in 1890. First collection was transfered from the archealogical collections of the Museum Kircherio. Today, the National Museum includes four different, smaller musuems, Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Attemps, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Baths of Diocletian.

The Trajan’s Markets in Rome

The Trajan’s Markets and Trajan the Roman Emperor

Trajan, a significant Roman ruler, reigned from 98 to 117 AD. His government in Rome is symbolized by special actions to improve the standards of living of Roman citizens. However, his actual presence was on the battlefield, in fact Trajan is mostly remembered as a conqueror. His attitude for war and expansion was balanced with the increasing number of public projects such as road systems, baths and markets.

The Pantheon in Rome

The Pantheon in Rome: history, curiosities and how to visit it

The Pantheon in Rome is with any doubt one of the most fascinating historical places of Rome. The Pantheon is in fact destination of thousands of tourists that come to Rome to see this mysterious building.

Caravaggio's works in Rome

Caravaggio's works in Rome

Michelangelo Merisi spent several years of his short life in Rome, where the wealthy aristocratic and cardinal families of the Vatican commissioned him many of his most important works. 26 out of 78 works by Caravaggio find their place in the capital.

The Trevi Fountain in Rome

The Trevi Fountain, a must see when in Rome

The Trevi Fountain is one of the most recognizable monuments and tourist site in Rome. This fountain draw thousands of visitors every day with its history, architecture, magnificent sculpture and the serene atmosphere created by the water.

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