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Churches to see in Rome: Basilica of Santa Prassede

Churches to see in Rome: Basilica of Santa Prassede. A couple blocks from the grand Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is the small, unassuming Basilica of Santa Prassede. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but those that take

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Extraordinary Underground Archaeological Site: Case Romane

Rome’s most popular attraction is the Colosseum.  But most visitors aren’t aware that in its shadow is an extraordinary underground archaeological site: Case Romane. The Case Romane (Roman Homes) are a maze of rooms and layers featuring pagan and Christian

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Overlooked Ruins at Forum Boarium

Most visitors to Rome head to Via dei Fori Imperiali to get their fix of ruins. But there are overlooked ruins at Forum Boarium that are worth your time. Forum Boarium was a busy marketplace due to its proximity to

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Churches & Religion: Pentecost Mass at the Pantheon

A special Pentecost Mass at the Pantheon was celebrated on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The Pentecost is a feast in remembrance of the Holy Spirit’s descent upon the Virgin Mary and the Apostles of Jesus. After mass at the Santa

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