Villa Farnesina – Famous for its Renaissance Artwork

Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina is a Renaissance Villa that is Famous for its Renaissance Artwork: Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori is an area that is known for its Renaissance architecture. In Renaissance Rome, many of the city’s powerful families built their palazzi and huge villas here as it was near the route of papal possessions. One non-Roman who […]

St. Paul’s Within the Walls – An American Church in Rome

St Paul's Within the Walls - Rome

St. Paul’s Within the Walls is an American Church in Rome: For a predominantly Catholic country, Rome has some interesting churches of other denominations – Chiesa di San Paolo entro le Mura (St Paul’s Within the Walls) is one of them. Chiesa di San Paolo entro le Mura is an American Episcopal Church. Built in […]

The Splendid Fountains of Rome

Fontana del Tritone © Travel Signposts

The Fountains of Rome are Works of Art with an Ancient and Glorious History: Rome, it is said, is an open-air museum and the fountains of Rome are very much a part of the Eternal City’s ancient and glorious history.  Whereas other cities may have  fountains that are barely beyond being functional, the fountains of […]

La Bocca Della Verità – The Mouth of Truth

Bocca Della Verita

La Bocca della Verità or the Mouth of Truth is Rome’s Famous Lie Detector: To test if a friend, spouse or partner is telling the truth, pay a visit to La Bocca Della Verità, the Mouth of Truth. A medieval belief is that the mouth would snap shut over the hand of anyone who dares […]

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 […]