Rome’s “metro museum” on the ruins

Rome authorities are set to build the world’s first ‘archaeological underground station’ around an ancient Roman barracks which came to light during works to build a new underground station. The remains of a second century imperial barracks were found nine metres below street level in November, when construction began on Amba Aradam-Ipponio station on the […]

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Rose petals at the Pantheon on June 4th

Rose petals throwing through the oculus in Pantheon, which can be seen on our Rome In A Day Private Tour and Historic Centre Private Tour.

Tens of thousands of rose petals flutter through Pantheon oculus on 4 June. The spectacular tradition of rose petals fluttering down through the oculus can be enjoyed on Sunday 4 June following 10.30 Mass for the feast of Pentecost. The ancient ceremony involves tens of thousands of rose petals being dropped 43 metres into the interior of the Pantheon, […]

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Top 10 fun facts about Rome

View of Rome, Piazza Venezia (Venice Square). Private Rome Tour

All roads lead to Rome. The center of the world, as was globally considered from the Roman Empire’s time until the middle ages, is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations for good reason. The Eternal City certainly has its fair share of secrets and surprises. These mostly unknown facts about Rome may be news to […]

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Roman Aqueduct Found During Metro C Works

Roman Aqueduct discovered during archaeological dig while constructing Rome Metro C Line in 2016.

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

Easter In Rome

English-language religious services in Rome during Easter Week. VATICAN CEREMONIES 13 April. Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass, Vatican Basilica, 09.30. 14 April. Good Friday. Papal Mass, Vatican Basilica 17.00, Way of the Cross, Colosseum 21.15. 15 April. Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil, Vatican Basilica 20.30. 16 April. Easter Sunday Mass, St Peter’s Square 10.15. Urbi et Orbi […]

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Carciofi Alla Romana – Roman Artichokes. Delicious Recipe!

Roman Artichoke - Carciofi alla Romana

If you have walked through any of Rome’s markets recently you can’t have missed the piles of gleaming, purple-green artichokes which seem to be around every corner. A staple of Roman cuisine, carciofi romaneschi (Roman artichokes) hit their peak in the spring when they are at their absolute tastiest (and cheapest). The locally-grown mammole variety […]

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