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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

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

Palatino

We know we’ve lived somewhere for too long when we stop seeing what’s around us. It must take a long time for that to happen in Rome, if it ever … Continue reading

October 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cycling on the Via Appia

By the end of September, the beach season is practically over, but the weather is still very mild. It is the perfect time to explore the ancient Via Appia, known … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · Leave a comment
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