Where to go to avoid the crowds in Florence and Rome

May 4th, 2018 | Dr Nick Gordon

Italy is home to nearly 4000 museums and galleries, 240 archaeological areas and 48 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Yet three sites – the Colosseum, the archaeological site of Pompeii and the Uffizi galleries – account for more than 10% of all annual site visits. That’s about 12 million visits per...

Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Rome

Jun 19th, 2017 | Robert Veel

The city of Rome is one of the most enduring achievements of Western Civilisation. The vast range of historic sites, stretching from Etruscan pre-history to the 21st century, creates an unrivalled sense of historical continuity between ancient and modern society. The works of art and architecture to be found within...

A History of Italian Culture: The Layers of Rome

Sep 6th, 2016 | Dr Kathleen Olive

Rome is often compared to a palimpsest, a text made up of older, “invisible” texts scraped off durable parchment so that it could be reused. Thanks to modern research techniques, the older writings underneath can now be deciphered, brought back to the surface – and this is often what has...

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