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NASA History in Rome: The Birthplace of Michael Collins

Visiting Rome is always a history lesson. But many people -- even Romans -- don't know that Rome played a…

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Centuries of History and 300,000 Wheels of Cheese Destroyed in Deadly Italy Earthquake

The latest reports about the earthquake that hit Emilia-Romagna this weekend state that at least seven people were killed, 50…

7 years ago

Anniversaries in Italian History: Dates Every Curious Traveler to Italy Should Know

Walking down a street in Rome or Genova or Trieste, you may notice that the street sign is named after…

7 years ago

7 Fountains in Rome That You Definitely Should Not Cool Off In

Rome's grand, historic fountains look awfully inviting after a hot day of sightseeing. But you absolutely, positively should not try…

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November in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events

November (Novembre) is the height of the low tourist season in Italy. One of the main reasons for this is…

2 months ago

Sightseeing in Milan: 3 Places to Go Beyond the Duomo

The Duomo is magnificent. But do you know what else to do in Milan? Here are three ideas for first…

3 months ago

Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day. So How Long Did It Take?

Rome has been written about so many times that we've all seen variations on the cliché phrase "Rome wasn't built…

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UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world. (more…)

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Michelangelo in Rome: His Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and Beyond

Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all…

5 months ago

Bulgari to Fund Torre Argentina Restoration in Rome

The Torre Argentina archeological area lies at the heart of Rome, both historically and geographically, but it has always been…

5 months ago

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