Category Hidden Gems

26 Nov

Rome for Cat Lovers: Where To Find Cats In The Eternal City

Rome’s reputation as a city of cat-lovers is relatively well known. Exactly just how much Romans love cats, however, might come as a surprise to many: the four-legged felines have been officially declared part of the city’s ‘bio-cultural’ heritage and even given protection in law! A number of cat colonies, both official and unofficial, can […]

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 in Rome arrives 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 […]

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 […]

23 Sep

A "Little London" in the heart of Rome

Little London in Rome means a series of  colorful houses built in the typical “English style”. A London corner in the heart of Rome, just three tram stops from the central Piazza del Popolo: it’s a surprise, isnt’it? This small private road, bordered by two gates (which can be accessed from Via Flaminia, at number 287 […]

16 Jan

The Protestant Cemetery in Rome, one of the most impressive in the world

The Protestant  or Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, called “The Testaccio” or “The british”, is also known as  “The Cemetery of poets and artists“. In Italian it’s “Cimitero acattolico di Roma” and it is considered by lots of people to be one of the most beautiful in the world. It is located just beside the famous “Piramide”, the ancient […]