Bocca della Verità: the legend of the Marble Sewer Cover

There are sights in Rome not so huge or imposing. There are also hidden treasures and curios things. One of them and maybe the most known is a marble giant mask sets in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, not so far from the Circo Massimo.…

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The mosaic of Santa Balbina: from the past to the present

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There are things in Rome that are so hidden which is very difficult to know their history. Moreover there are masterpieces that could seem common inside a church or a huge and luxurious palace. Finally, there are also some mosaics belonged to a very ancient period which was discovered less…

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The St’Helen Chapel: where gold and mysticism stay together

There are many places in Rome rich of mystical and religious atmosphere, where mainly a Christian man could find the right location where pray and get in touch with the real sense of the religion. But the Chapel of St’Helen, the Costantino’s Mother, represents a special place for its relics…

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An “arch” in Rome with a “damnatio memoriae”

The “Arco degli Argentari” is a structure with architrave (so it isn’t a real arch), which stands just next to the portico of the Church of San Giorgio al Velabro. The area is plenty of remains which manage to bring our minds in very ancient times, when Rome was just…

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Pasquino: the statue which loves talk very much…

When you stay in Piazza Navona you should go to the narrow street along the great palace which hosts the Brazilian Embassy. Go down that street until the final part of the huge building, and turn your eyes to the left: just above a basament you will find a not…

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The Capitoline She-Wolf

Entering in the Capitoline Museum you could get in touch with the Real History of Rome, with its remains and proofs of the most important city of the Ancient Times. Of course, the museum hosts many archeological works of art, but there is just one which could describe all the…

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The Borromini’s lantern: the fire of the Knowledge

The Borromini’s lantern

Imagine to walk peacefully throught the fine streets in the city centre of Rome. Now, imagine to have to the right an open door. Passing the entrance, you will stay just in the centre of a courtyard, surrounded by columns. But what is majestic and truly beautiful is a white…

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A prehistoric elephant in Rome

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Rome hosts many places from museums to archeological areas in which we can observe its huge history, from the first King to the last emperor, or from the building of the first church to the great construction sites like St Peter’s Basilica. Moreover, we can find in Rome many hidden…

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The tomb of one of the richest men in Rome: Agostino Chigi

Getting into the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, set in the north area of the famous Piazza del Popolo, means take a glance to a large history of the roman art. In fact you will find Caravaggio, Carracci, Raphael, tombs dating from the XVI to the XVII century and…

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San Bernardo alle Terme: a little Pantheon in Rome

San Bernardo alle Terme

The Pantheon is one of the symbol of the ancient Rome, despite of its transformation in a Basilica, since the beginning of the VII century. This wonderful and impressive monument has inspired many artists over the centuries, due to its beauty and its huge dome. This is the reason why…

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