Who Fought in the Colosseum? Asking who fought in the Colosseum might seem like a stupid question. Gladiators, of course! But while they were the arena’s most famous participants, they were actually just one of many unfortunate fighters to take on ancient Rome’s bloodiest challenge. So, what else happened atRead More →

Guide to the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican The Vatican Museums house some of the finest Renaissance masterpieces, including the Gallery of Maps and Bramante’s Belvedere Courtyard. Most people come for a glimpse of the world-famous Sistine Chapel, but in doing so, they unknowingly walk right past another equally magnificentRead More →

Guide to the Borghese Gallery Art During the 15th century, Rome saw the rising journey of the Borghese family. Thanks to smart political and economic choices, this dynasty was able to establish its importance in a very short amount of time. In order to underline their power and fame, theRead More →

Guide to Pitti Palace If you’re planning a trip to Florence, you absolutely have to include the magnificent Palazzo Pitti, the astonishing landmark located in the Florentine square of the same name, Piazza Pitti. This palace still preserves its ancient beauty and it can be today considered a melting potRead More →

Traditional Roman Cuisine Of course, you may have already heard about carbonara, amatriciana, fried artichokes and lasagna, and you might even have tasted them at least once. But other than the usual recipes, Roman cuisine offers a long list of recipes less known but always delicious. These dishes have aRead More →

Colosseum Naval Battles The Romans are famous for their love of entertainment—the bloodier the better, in their opinion. You probably already know that the Colosseum was used as an arena for gladiator fights, but that was actually just one of its many uses. The Romans also managed to turn theRead More →

History of Piazza Navona Of course, you might have already heard about the surprising beauty of Piazza Navona, a square visited every year by many tourists from all around the globe. Thanks to its charm, this square leave people constantly astonished and its peculiar history is something worth knowing. Let’sRead More →