A Guide To The Quirinal Hill, Rome

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One of Rome’s famed Seven Hills, the Quirinal Hill (Colle Quirinale, in Italian) is both the northernmost and tallest of these. It’s situated adjacent to the Esquiline and Viminal Hills. It stands at 61 meters (just over 200 feet) tall, and historically its slopes were steep and therefore made the summit hard to access. The … Read more

The Best Roma Pass Options And How To Make The Most Of It

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Getting the Roma Pass when visiting Rome is a great idea to save a bit of money on attractions. It will give you access to some of the most famous cultural sites in Rome. It will allow you to skip the long lines at famous tourist attractions; and it will provide you some useful tools … Read more

A Local’s Guide To Viterbo, Italy

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Viterbo is an ideal spot for a day trip from Rome. It’s in easy reach of the Italian capital, being just 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. So once you’ve perhaps had enough of the hustle and bustle of Rome, Viterbo makes for the perfect antidote. This city and its medieval streets and architecture is packed … Read more

A Guide To Visiting San Pietro In Vincoli, Rome

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Rome is packed with beautiful churches. Each of them has interesting features – an intriguing history, unique architectural features, beautiful art pieces (statues, paintings, frescoes and more), and some even have archeological sites that testify of the many stratifications and phases of the history of Rome. One of my favorite churches is San Pietro in … Read more

A Guide To The Basilica Di Santa Maria In Trastevere, Rome

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The Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of my favorite churches in Rome. While the entire area of Trastevere is becoming increasingly more popular among tourists and is now a major nightlife hub in the Eternal City, the church remains a safe haven, away from the largest tourist crowds that are typical in … Read more

A Guide To Rome Mithraeum Temples

Rome Mithraeum

There are many interesting sites to visit in Rome. Obviously, if it is your first time in the city and you are in town for just a few days, you’ll want to concentrate on the most famous landmarks. But if you have a knack for archeology, or if you would like to get away from … Read more