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Insula dell’Ara Coeli – Secret Rome

Insula dell’Ara Coeli – Secret Rome

The Roman Insula of the Ara Coeli takes us back to imperial Rome

We could define it as an ante litteram condominium, one of the very few that have come down to us. The remains of other insulae were found near San Paolo Alla Regola and near Palazzo Valentini, but this is the only one to…Continue Reading

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Rome: a visit to Palazzo Corsini

Rome: a visit to Palazzo Corsini

Lately, I have “let myself get carried away” by the desire to discover my city better

I, therefore, decided to dedicate at least one day a week to visiting a museum or historical place, sometimes even taking part in guided tours. Among the many places in my list, there is also Palazzo Corsini, which I wasContinue Reading

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Underground Rome: the Bunkers of Villa Torlonia

Underground Rome: the Bunkers of Villa Torlonia

In Rome, many places of the city’s past history are hidden, often little known

In October 2019 I went to visit, thanks to a guided tour, the bunkers of Villa Torlonia, after having already visited the bunker of Villa Ada and the bunker of Monte Soratte. Why do we speak of the Villa Torlonia bunker in…Continue Reading

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Where to eat in Rome

Where to eat in Rome

A few months ago, I realized that I had never written an article about where to eat in Rome here on the blog. It is also true that, in the last year, between dinners with friends, some dinners with colleagues and the impartial advice of my colleague Chiara (La Gastromaniaca) I have been able to…Continue Reading

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Rome: the Ludovisi Boncompagni museum

Rome: the Ludovisi Boncompagni museum

Let’s go back to talking about the museums to visit in Rome. Some of the smaller museums, many of which are also little known, have free admission, and today I want to tell you about one of these: the Ludovisi Boncompagni museum for the Decorative Arts, the Costume and Fashion of the 19th and 20th…Continue Reading

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Rome: 5 museums that should be visited

Rome: 5 museums that should be visited

Choosing even one museum to recommend in Rome has always been a difficult task for me. I would always answer “everyone”, but I know it is obviously impossible to see them all for lack of time and for different interests for each of us. So I started thinking about what my favourite museums in Rome…Continue Reading