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Abbeys in Lazio: Valvisciolo and Fossanova

Abbeys in Lazio: Valvisciolo and Fossanova

It was already a few years since I started thinking about a tour of the abbeys of Lazio because I wanted to know better the region where I grew up (and I’m currently living). I decided to start from the bottom part of the area, spending a day visiting the abbey of Valvisciolo and the…Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s Basilica: information for a visit

St. Peter’s Basilica: information for a visit

A visit to the St. Peter’s Basilica is an (almost) fixed stop for those who come to visit Rome, how to visit it at least once in life is virtually obligatory for those who live in Rome. I, after several years from the first time, I chose to come back at the end of December…Continue Reading

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Galleria Borghese in Rome: my advice for a visit

Galleria Borghese in Rome: my advice for a visit

The Galleria Borghese is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful museums in Rome and for many years I wanted to come back to see it because it is one of those museums that I saw as a child and that I absolutely did not remember.
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Colosseum and Palatine: survival tips for your visit

Colosseum and Palatine: survival tips for your visit

I visited the Colosseum and the Roman Forums when I was little and, I admit, my memories were rather vague: before going on vacation, therefore, I decided to return to visit the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. These are two of the places that most tell the history of ancient Rome, and that should be…Continue Reading

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Benedictine Monastery of the Sacro Speco – Subiaco

Benedictine Monastery of the Sacro Speco – Subiaco

In mid-June 2019 I managed to visit the splendid monastery of San Benedetto, also called the Sanctuary of the Sacro Speco. It is located on Mount Taleo, built “directly” in the rock of the mountain and supported by nine arches, which make its exterior architecture even more spectacular than you can imagine.
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Fiumicino: the Ports of Claudius and Trajan

Fiumicino: the Ports of Claudius and Trajan

At Fiumicino, on the borders of the Leonardo da Vinci airport, there is the Archaeological Park of the Ports of Claudius and Trajan. I wanted to visit it for some time, given the historical importance, and I took the occasion of my first day at sea (for this summer of 2018) to go there. The…Continue Reading