Category Hidden Gems

29 Oct

Where To See Caravaggio’s Paintings In Rome

Born Michelangelo Merisi in 1571 in the small town of Caravaggio near Milan, Caravaggio is one of Italy’s most important and influential painters. Caravaggio arrived in Rome in his early 20s, in extreme poverty, but was soon noticed by rich patrons and commissioned to paint works for the city’s churches and chapels. Characterized by a […]

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17 Oct

Unique Souvenirs You Can Only Pick Up In Rome

Souvenirs in Rome are easy to come by. Get within close proximity of any major tourist attraction and you’ll see stalls flogging Colosseum key rings, Italia tea towels, and bags of novelty pasta. You know, the kind of stuff nobody actually wants. Thankfully, there are also artisans, craftsmen, and independent boutiques offering unique gifts and […]

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12 Jul

Hidden Gems: Passetto del Biscione

There is always something to do, to see, to discover in Rome. There are places, hidden gems in Rome, that preserve a rare beauty, which tell stories related to the history of the city and that often remain mostly unknown. An example is the Passetto del Biscione, a sort of mini gallery just a few […]

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