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Rome marathon 2018

Rome marathon 2018

Rome marathon 2018 Rome’s annual marathon takes place on Sunday 8 April The 24th edition of the 42-km Maratona di Roma, which begins and ends at the Colosseum, takes place at 08.40 on Sunday 8 April. The time limit for crossing the finish line is seven hours, and anyone who...

Trajan’s Villa: an hidden treasure under a manhole in Rome

Trajan’s Villa: an hidden treasure under a manhole in Rome One more hidden treasures has been discovered in Rome. Under the temple of Diana, at the Aventine hill, the historical centre, was found the ruins of the villa of Trajan, his private home before he became emperor. To...

Rome: St. Peter, fear in the basilica: the plaster of the side aisle is detached.

Rome: St. Peter, fear in the basilica: the plaster of the side aisle is detached. Some parts of the plaster of the side aisle of St. Peter’s Basilica fell to the ground, at the feet of tourists visiting the Vatican. Moments of fear in the afternoon of Thursday, when some...
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Rome and the Via Crucis

Rome and the Via Crucis Rome and the Via Crucis Without a doubt, the most important Easter event in Italy is the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) in Rome on Good Friday. This Via Crucis takes place in one of the Eternal City’s most evocative settings, running the short...
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Low cost flights to US from Rome

Low cost flights to US from Rome Norwegian offers cheap flights from Rome to US later this year. Low-cost airline Norwegian is to offer cheap flights from Rome’s Fiumicino airport to three US destinations, beginning later this year. Norwegian, the third largest low-cost...
Rome remembers Emperor Trajan

Rome remembers Emperor Trajan

Rome remembers Emperor Trajan Emperor Trajan is celebrated on the 1,900th anniversary of his death with a multimedia exhibition at Trajan’s Markets in Rome. To begin at the end. Passing the black curtain of the gold portal that forms the entrance of the exhibition Traiano....

Easter 2018: Rome church services in English

Easter 2018: Rome church services in English English-language religious services in Rome during Easter Week. VATICAN CEREMONIES 29 March. Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass, Vatican Basilica, 09.30. 30 March. Good Friday. Papal Mass, Vatican Basilica 17.00, Way of the Cross, Colosseum...
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Easter in Florence and the Explosion of the Cart

Easter in Florence and the Explosion of the Cart The Explosion of the Cart is one of the most important traditional events in Florence, starring the so called brindellone, a 9 meters high cart covered in fireworks. If you haven’t decided yet what to do during the Easter...
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New Pompeii excavations a revelation

New Pompeii excavations a revelation 270 years after discovery of first ruins Major new finds have been unveiled for Friday’s 270th anniversary of the discovery of the first remains of the ancient city of Pompeii buried by ash and rock following the eruption of Vesuvius in...

Doisneau, Turner shine at weekend

Doisneau, Turner shine at weekend Homage to Japanese ‘Floating World’ in Bologna   This weekend’s exhibition openings feature photography by the iconic French photographer Robert Doisneau in Pisa, a tribute to Japanese ukiyo-e, or ‘floating...
The Gladiator concert at the Circus Maximus

The Gladiator concert at the Circus Maximus

The Gladiator concert at the Circus Maximus On 8 and 9 June, in the wonderful setting of the Circus Maximus, it will take place a unique show in Rome: a formation of 200 musicians and choristers of the Italian Orchestra of the Cinema, directed by Maestro Justin Freer with the...
Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel “Giudizio Universale. Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel “, debuted on March 15 at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome. It is a show to discover the Sistine Chapel with the”...
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NINFA GARDENS REOPENING

NINFA GARDENS REOPENING The Garden of Ninfa will open to the public. The spectacular Natural Monument is ready to show itself in all its beauty to visitors who will can admire nature and spectacular landscapes. The Garden of Ninfa, as usual, will be open to the public only on...
ROME SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION UNCOVERS RUINS OF AN ANCIENT MILITARY HOME

ROME SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION UNCOVERS RUINS OF AN ANCIENT MILITARY HOME

ROME SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION UNCOVERS RUINS OF AN ANCIENT MILITARY HOME Rome’s Metro C line construction uncovered a sprawling 2nd-century residence of a military commanderadjacent to a previously excavated ancient Roman military barracks. The domus, found 12 meters below the...
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Do these images prove that early Christianity had FEMALE priests?

Do these images prove that early Christianity had FEMALE priests? Vatican unveils frescoes hinting that women held power in the early Church The 230-240 AD frescoes were found in the Catacombs of Priscilla of Rome One fresco shows a group of women celebrating banquet of the...