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Villa Farnese guide

Villa Farnese in Caprarola: History, Facts & Guided Tours

The Villa Farnese looks pretty interesting from the air. It’s shaped like a pentagon with a 5 sided courtyard in the middle. It sits imposingly over the town of Caprarola, which is located just over 50 kilometers from Rome. It is known for its renaissance style architecture and striking appearance. If you are looking for [...]

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How to get to Vatican City from Colosseum guide

How to Get to Vatican City from Colosseum (Complete Guide)

If you are on limited time in Rome - for example, you are visiting on a cruise stopover or just on a road trip through Italy - you have a lot to pack in! In this guide, we will show you how to get to Vatican City from Colosseum. Two of the most visited sights [...]

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Piazza Venezia in Rome

Piazza Venezia Rome: History, Statues & Things to Do

The Piazza Venezia is one of the most famous local meeting points and traffic crossroads in the city of Rome. The famous shopping street Via del Corso and the architecturally rich Via dei Fori Imperiali both run off the intersection. The Piazza Venezia buildings themselves are also important sights and landmarks. Let’s explore them together [...]

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Arch of Septimius Severus

Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome: Facts & Visiting Tips

Today, you're going to learn what makes Arch of Septimius Severus so special. In one of our last guides we told you all about the Arch of Titus - a first century monument that looks much like the Arch de Triomphe in Paris. Now, we will check out another one - the Roman Arch of [...]

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Temple of Concord in Roman Forum

Temple of Concord In Rome: History Fact & Visiting Tips

Dedicated to the Roman goddess Concordia - more about her later - the Temple of Concord remains are worth a stop on any tour of the Roman Forum. Founded in the 4th century BC, there were several constructions over time of this impressive building. This interesting batch of monuments can be found in the Roman [...]

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Julius Caesar grave in Rome

The Julius Caesar Grave in Rome: All You Want to Know

Want to visit Julius Caesar grave while in Rome? In this post, we are going to show you how. This powerful general ruled as a dictator over Rome for only 5 years before being assassinated. But his legacy was strong - he was a pivotal factor in the fall of the Roman Republic, which led [...]

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Theatre of Marcellus in Rome

Theatre of Marcellus: The History Behind Teatro di Marcello

The Theatre of Marcellus - as it is known in Italian - is a site that can be visited in Rome. The brainchild of Julius Caesar, it was completed and inaugurated by Augustus in 12BC who named it after his nephew Marcellus. Marcellus was the rightful successor of Augustus, but he had died unexpectedly a [...]

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Basilica Ulpia Rome

Basilica Ulpia in Rome: History Facts & Tips for Visiting

The Basilica Ulpia was - despite its name - not a religious building. It was a center of business and commerce, to which many of the political functions also moved. Previously, they had been headquartered in the Roman Forum. The Basilica Ulpia Rome remained in use until the new Basilica of Maxentius was built in [...]

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Forum of Augustus in Rome

Forum of Augustus: Everything About Fascinating Ancient Forum

The ancient Roman Forum of Augustus was one of Rome’s imperial fora. Mostly built on parts of Augustus’ own land, the forum housed the Temple of Mars Ultor and various statues. It was also a place that held legal proceedings, especially as the Roman Forum became more and more crowded. Notable for its vast collection [...]

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The Temple of Saturn in Roman Forum

The Temple of Saturn In Rome: History Facts & Why Was the Temple Built

Consecrated in 498 BC, the construction of the Temple of Saturn is believed to be one of the oldest of such sacred structures in Rome. It is rumoured to have been built on an even older existing altar to Saturn that existed on the same spot. In order to honour the god Saturn - who [...]

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