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Rome Attractions—Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva

A short history and travel story on the Roman church Santa Maria sopra Minerva--a great Rome attraction and place to visit in Rome.

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Beware the Ides of March! Visiting Largo di Torre Argentina

A blog about Torre di Largo Argentina, a square with cool archeological remains, in Rome, Italy.

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Rome Attractions: Nero’s Golden Palace

Roman history is filled with colorful characters, but few are so universally disliked as Nero. He is portrayed as cruel and debauched—a morally depraved man whose ego was more important than the citizens of Rome. The empire was appalled when he had his own mother put to death. If a man could be this brutal… Continue reading Rome Attractions: Nero’s Golden Palace

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Best Attractions in Rome—the Appian Way

The Appian Way (via Appia) is an ancient roadway that highlighted the greatness of Rome. Today, it is one of the best attractions in Rome. Strategically important, it intimidated foes and friends alike since it meant that Roman legionnaires could mobilize and move out quickly. The Appian Way was one of Rome’s earliest roads—the first… Continue reading Best Attractions in Rome—the Appian Way

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Rome Attractions–Palatine Hill

Decaying ruins, wildflowers, umbrella pine trees…elements of the romantic beauty of Palatine Hill. The hill that gave us the term palace is one of the most beautiful places in all of Roma. A combo ticket grants you entry to this Rome attraction, as well as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. I recommend entering just… Continue reading Rome Attractions–Palatine Hill