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Rome’s best swimming pool

Finding a swimming pool in Rome is no easy task. There are a few but they tend to be part of rather outdated yet expensive private sports clubs. One of … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

20th century martyrs near the via Appia

The via Appia is well known for its catacombs, or underground burial chambers, where the first Christian martyrs were buried. St Sebastian’s catacomb is one of the most famous and … Continue reading

January 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Futuristic Rome in the EUR district

Like many people, I have a fascination for the futuristic EUR district on the outskirt of Rome and its landmark, the famous Palazzo della Civiltà, also known as the Square … Continue reading

January 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

Emperor Augustus’s testament at the Ara Pacis

At the end of his busy life, the first Roman emperor Augustus (63BC -14AD)  wrote a testament in which he described all his achievements as a ruler. The famous text … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

In Monti behind the Colosseum

One of my favourite neighbourhoods in Rome is Rione Monti, located between the via Nazionale (which runs from piazza Repubblica to the Quirinale) and via Cavour (connecting Termini train station … Continue reading

November 16, 2010 · Leave a comment
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