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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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Off the Beaten Path: Villa dei Quintili

Rome is famous for the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain but the city has many other sights including one off the beaten path: Villa dei Quintili. Villa dei Quintili  was a massive ancient Roman mansion built in the 2nd  century along the

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Graffiti in Rome

One of the things people notice upon arriving is the amount of graffiti in Rome.  It’s all over – not just in bad neighborhoods. Some people view it as a display of self expression, other as merely an act of

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Rome History: Palazzo Bonaparte in Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia marks the physical center of Rome as well as being a square buzzing with activity and history. On the north end, where Piazza Venezia meets Via del Corso, is the building where Napoleon I’s mother Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte

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Sundays on Via dei Fori Imperiali

Sundays on Via dei Fori Imperiali are the ideal day to stroll along the ruins of Ancient Rome. Families enjoy the street performers, artists and musicians that frequent the area, as well as view the Imperial Forums. During the week

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History in Rome: Remembrance Cobblestones

On April 25 Italy will celebrate Liberation Day, a day to remember the country’s liberation from Nazi occupation and fascist rule at the end of World War II. President of the republic, Giorgio Napolitano, will lay a wreath on the

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