Tips & Articles

18
February
2019

What famous films have made Rome spots famous?

There are countless films throughout history that have capitalised on the beauty of their film sites. Using a location as a living movie set to create theatrical moments and realistic story lines. Rome is one of the most well-known tourists’ spots in the entire world, being both famous for its history and culture, as well as its link with famous films. Bursting with charming cobbled streets, picturesque buildings, and beautiful vines decorating the buildings, Rome is a perfect setting for a charming and romantic movie. Here are just some of the most well-known films that have put Rome and its […]

   
  
11
February
2019

Why visit the Borghese Gallery?

Located in the heart of Rome stands one of the most iconic and well-stocked museums within the city; the Borghese Gallery. Home to an array of spectacular paintings and sculptures by famous artists such as Raphael, Bernini, and Caravaggio. The History of the Gallery The name Borghese comes from the Borghese family who owned the gallery when it started. They originally used it as a country villa built in the 1600s, named Villa Borghese Pinciana. The family were a high-profile family who moved to Rome in the 16th century. With their wealth and fame substantially growing after Camillo Borghese was […]

   
  
31
January
2019

The Life of a Gladiator

One of the most iconic characters in Ancient Rome was the Gladiators. Seen as strong, ferocious men who ruled the amphitheatre games. But apart from their violent work, what else do we know about these ancient beings? Becoming a Gladiator Majority of the time gladiators were criminals, prisoners of war and more commonly slaves. Being either sold or conquered for the purpose of training them into fierce fighters. But as the games became more and more famed, free men began signing contracts with gladiator schools from the lure of glory and prize money. Ranging from being desperate men out of […]

   
  
24
January
2019

The Best Underrated Museums to See in Rome

Many travellers visit Rome for an exceptional display of Art and History. With famous museums showcasing iconic pieces which are renowned worldwide. But due to the surplus of pieces, a lot of the city’s museums fall under the radar. However, it is easy enough to escape the crowds for a day and unearth the secret pleasures hidden around the city‘s corners. Here are our top picks of the most underrated museums within Rome that are worth the visit. Ara Pacis Augustae Be spared from the heavy foot traffic for a morning and visit the Ara Pacis Augustae, also known as […]

   
  
14
January
2019

Who Founded Rome?

Rome has an extraordinary history. With crumbling ruins and epic artefacts within the city’s walls, it’s hard to learn everything about Rome in one go! The foundation of Rome is still not absolutely known as it was thousands of years ago on the 21st of April 753 BCE. But there has been numerous myths and legends on the city’s birth. The Myth of Romulus and Remus Legend says that twin brother demi-gods Romulus and Remus, founded the city of Rome. Their mother was a Vestal Virgin and their father was Mars, the god of War. The king of the area […]

   
  
24
December
2018

How was Cleopatra connected with the Roman Empire?

Cleopatra is one of the most well-known figures in history, but her connection to the Roman Empire is still a bit hazy to some. She was seen as a cunning, charming and captivating individual. Cleopatra’s Reign By the age of 14, Cleopatra became the joint regent and deputy of her father, the king. Following her father’s passing, Cleopatra then was next to take the throne at the tender age of 18 in 51 B.C. Due to traditional customs, Cleopatra was to marry her brother, Ptolemy XIII, who was then only ten years old and the joint ruler with Cleopatra. However, […]

   
  
24
December
2018

Who was the first emperor of Rome?

Augustus was the very first emperor of Rome. Considered one of the greatest emperors to rule over the Roman Empire. He transformed the city from a republic to a successful empire by combining military might, renewal of construction, and innovative lawmaking. Augustus’ Early Beginnings Augustus’s original name was Gaius Octavius, and was born in 63 B.C. He was known as a sickly boy, as illness followed him throughout his life. He was born to the niece of Julius Caesar, a great Roman military leader in that time. Augustus was trained for the world of politics, and by sixteen was ready […]

   
  
20
December
2018

What are the best things to do in Civitavecchia?

Whether you are staying there, or just visiting for the day, Civitavecchia offers tourists an exceptional display of historic and modern cultures. Only a short drive from the centre of Rome, you will feel like you are stepping back in time to the historic world of Ancient Rome. Civitavecchia’s port The main attraction of the Civitavecchia, this port is the gateway to this incredible town and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The harbour was built in 100 A. D after the Etruscans were taken over by the Romans. Emperor Trajan commissioned the poor, naming it Centum Cellae. Nowadays, there are an array […]

   
  
20
December
2018

Who was Emperor Domitian?

Domitian was the Roman Emperor during year 81 to 96 CE. He was known for being one of the worst Roman emperors in history. With his narcissism and suspicion controlling his thoughts and decisions, making his actions cruel and unjust. Becoming Emperor Domitian was the son of Titus Flavius Vespasianus, commonly known as the general who restored stability and normality to the public after the chaos of Nero’s fall. After Vespasian’s death, Domitian’s older brother, also known as Vespasian, became ruler, being the first emperor to get the throne after their biological father. Unfortunately, Domitian did not have his father’s […]

   
  
6
December
2018

The Role of Women in Ancient Rome

There has been a struggle involving women’s discrimination throughout history, with a majority of past and present cultures involving some form of sexism embedded in their core ideals. Rome was no different, as archaeologists have unearthed significant evidence that depicts how women were subjugated to different rights, titles, duties, and restrictions compared to their male counterparts. Women in Mythology Compared to Greek Mythology (and the ancient Greeks in general,) women were much more respected in Mythology. Greek Mythology marked a woman as a secondary creature that came after man. Whereas Roman Mythology did not even depict the gender of the […]

   
  
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