A short history and travel story on the Roman church Santa Maria sopra Minerva--a great Rome attraction and place to visit in Rome.
Rome’s cultural ministry has recently added a pass where one can visit previously restricted archaeological sites at the Roman Forum and Palatine HIll. It’s called the SUPER Pass…and having gone earlier this year, I think it’s pretty great. The SUPER Pass gives you access to eight restricted areas that you can't access with just the… Continue reading Things to Do in Rome: the SUPER Pass
My favorite building in the entire world is the Pantheon. The Pantheon is, in my humble opinion, one of the best Rome tourist attractions. In the Eternal City, visiting the Pantheon is the first thing we do and the last. I have to see my beloved brown stone rotunda one last time before getting in… Continue reading Rome Tourist Attractions: The Pantheon
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
In Rome, the ancient city and the modern one live side by side. And at many Roman historical sites, technology is bringing the past alive in new and exciting ways. One way in which Rome attractions are stepping up their 21st century game is by recreating history and reconstructing ruins through light shows with laser… Continue reading Rome Attractions: How to See the ‘Forum of Caesar’ Light Show