San Luigi dei Francesi – A French Church in Rome

San Luigi des Francesi by Ricardo André Frantz

San Luigi dei Francesi is the National Church of France in Rome: Not far from Piazza Navona in Rome is San Luigi dei Francesi or Saint Louis des Francais in French (The Church of St. Louis of the French). There are five French churches in the Eternal City and San Luigi dei Francesi is the […]

Protestant Cemetery – Burial Place of Keats and Shelley

Graves of John Keats and Joseph Severn

The Protestant Cemetery in Rome is Commonly Known as the Englishmen’s Cemetery: The Protestant Cemetery in Rome is officially known as the Cimitero Acattolico or “Non-Catholic Cemetery”.  More commonly referred to as the Cimitero degli Inglesi (Englishmen’s Cemetery), it is the final resting place of two famous English poets, John Keats and Percy Shelley. The […]

Pyramid of Cestius – An Egyptian-style Tomb in Rome

Pyramid of Cestius, Rome

Pyramid of Cestius is one of the Best-Preserved Ancient Buildings in Rome: An unusual sight in the south of Rome is the Pyramid of Caius Cestius (Piramide di Caio Cestio in Italian), one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome. This Egyptian-style tomb can be found near the Porta San Paolo, a castle-like southern gate […]

Villa Borghese – A Retreat in the Centre of Rome

Villa Borghese, Piazza di Siena by Howard Hudson

Villa Borghese is the Second Largest Public Park in Rome: Rome, like every metropolitan city, is a bustling, buzzing hive of activity. Visitors come to Rome to shop, dine, visit its ancient treasures and generally to enjoy la dolce vita. While much of Rome’s attractions is a source of excitement for tourists, there comes a […]

All Saints Church – An Anglican Church in Rome

All Saints Anglican Church, Rome

All Saints Church in Rome is a Popular Classical Music Venue: About 100 metres from the Spanish Steps, at Via del Babuino, 153, is All Saints, an Anglican church in Rome. Being so close to the very busy Spanish Steps and with so many shops and other competing attractions in the area, it is easy […]

The Pantheon – A Roman Temple To All The Gods

The Pantheon, Rome © Travel Signposts

The Pantheon Still Has The World’s Largest Non-reinforced Concrete Dome: Few ancient buildings have survived the ravages of time so well as the Pantheon in Rome. Up to this day, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest non-reinforced concrete dome. And nearly two thousand years after its birth the Pantheon is as stable today […]

Piazza Navona – The Most Beautiful Baroque Rome Piazza

Piazza Navona, Rome

Piazza Navona Is One of Rome’s Most Beautiful Baroque Piazzas: Although many visitors come to Rome to enjoy its many churches, museums, restaurants, theatres and other indoor attractions, Rome is very much an outdoor city.  Many of its piazzi are full of local life and colour and in these squares can also be found some […]

The Roman Forum or Forum Romanum

Roman Forum © Travel Signposts

Roman Forum Is One of the Foremost Archaeological Sites In the World: Located in a valley between Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum or Forum Romanum in Latin (Foro Romano in Italian) is one of the foremost archaeological sites in the world. Long before the first millennium the Forum was already the centre […]

The Colosseum – A Rome Icon of Colossal Proportion

Colosseum or Coliseum © Travel Signposts

The Colosseum or Coliseum Was A Roman Amphitheatre Where Gladiators Dared Tread: The Colosseum or Coliseum or Il Colosseo as the Romans refer to it, began life as the Flavian Amphitheatre, an enormous elliptical stadium capable of seating 50,000 spectators within its six acre domain. Millions of people come to visit the world’s most famous […]

Leaning Tower of Pisa – An Accidental Star of Pisa

Tower of Pisa © Travel Signposts

Visitors Can Climb The Leaning Tower of Pisa For an Aerial View of Pisa and its Surrounds: After over a decade of being strapped in steel cables and inaccessible to tourists, the Leaning Tower of Pisa or La Torre di Pisa (officially called the Torre Pendente di Pisa) is open once again. Nearly $30 million […]