With so many ancient structures in need of constant upkeep, Italy is no stranger to scaffolding. Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica, in particular, is known for constantly being under repair.Read More »For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, the Facade of St. Mark’s Basilica is Scaffold-Free
The Pantheon, one of the last major landmarks in Rome with free entry, will soon begin to charge admission.
Truth is, it was bound to happen.
Church officials at Santa Maria in Cosmedin, site of Rome’s “Mouth of Truth” (Bocca della Verita), have decided to charge visitors €2 for the pleasure of taking one (just one!) photo with the ancient sewer cover.Read More »You Now Have to Pay to See Rome’s “Mouth of Truth”
The Spanish Steps have finally re-opened after a lengthy refurbishment project funded by Bulgari. But will the steps be fenced off at night to keep “barbarian tourists” from trashing them?Read More »Rome’s Spanish Steps Have Re-Opened Following €1.5m Refurbishment