A short history and travel story on the Roman church Santa Maria sopra Minerva--a great Rome attraction and place to visit in Rome.
There are so many places to visit in Rome that spending time in a piazza may seem like a luxury you can't afford, but I encourage you to visit at least one on your next trip. Rome has some of the grandest public squares in the world. Many boast fabulous fountains (by artists such as… Continue reading Best Piazzas in Rome
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
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