Category: Classic sights

Statue of Bacchus in the Vatican Museums

I am a satyr and I like grapes

This porphyry statue of a satyr in the service of god of wine Bacchus is enhanced with marble eyes that give him a crazed glint as he stares greedily at a bunch of grapes.  Originally portrayed by the Greeks as

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La Pietà by Jaime Estrada


La Pietà – “Pity” – can take you by surprise with the raw emotions it conveys. The grief of a mother cradling her adult son’s violently broken body is a language that outstrips its religious origins, and speaks to the

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No more traffic past the Colosseum

Finally – Pax Romana at the Forum! Roaring round the Colosseum in heavy traffic has been a classic image of Rome since Audrey Hepburn first climbed onto a Vespa, but Via dei Fori Imperiali, the road that passes through the

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Where are the best views of Rome?

Rightly famed for its beautiful vistas and viewpoints, we present the best places to gaze over and photograph the roofs and domes of Rome going back two thousand years. Including some angles that nobody else would think of.

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Historical Walking Tour Of Rome

This instructive tour will help you understand the most important historical periods of Rome and take you to visit the most iconic sites in the company of an expert. Learn about the evolution of Roman art and architecture, its religion, society, and politics, from ancient origins to its current challenges.

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Pantheon roof and oculus - skip the lines - Rome Vacation Tips

How to skip the lines at the Pantheon

If you only see one thing during your visit to Rome, make it the Pantheon. It’s the most stunning of all Rome’s monuments. Here’s your insider info on the ticketing situation, opening hours, and lining up.

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Stunning timelapse of Rome

There have been a lot of beautiful films of Rome. There have been a lot of beautiful time-lapse films of Rome. But nothing we’ve seen has ever been quite like this. Expand the video to full screen HD for best

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Pantheon at night. Rome Vacation Tips.

Early bird Pantheon tour

The Pantheon is not big, but it is stunningly impressive. This short and inexpensive early morning group tour will help you to interpret the amazing sights you can see within and outside.

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