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Roman Aqueduct Found During Metro C Works

A 2,300-year-old aqueduct uncovered by workers on Rome’s new Metro line has been hailed as “a sensational discovery of enormous importance” by the city’s Superintendency for Archaeology. Archaeologists first stumbled across the impressive ruin at the end of 2016, though it was not publicly announced. Last week the team presented the results of analysis of

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Easter Church Services in English in Rome

English-language religious services in Rome during Easter Week. VATICAN CEREMONIES 28 March. Holy Thursday – Holy Chrism Mass, St Peter’s Basilica, 09.30. 29 March. Good Friday – ‘Celebration of the Passion of the Lord’, Papal Mass, St Peter’s Basilica, 17.00. 29 March. Good Friday – Way of the Cross at the Colosseum presided over by

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You can now stroll in Emperor Nero’s Garden with a Virtual Reality Tour

It’s a breathtaking view and you can almost smell the lavender: visitors to Rome can now stroll through Emperor Nero’s Golden House and sumptuous gardens thanks to a new virtual tour. Only a section remains of the vast landscaped palace which once stood in the middle of the ancient city, its walls decorated with gold-leaf,

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