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Rome's urban gems

From iconic basilicas to gardens with a past, Italy’s capital city has provided a stunning backdrop for thousands of years’ worth of history.
30 January 2013


The classic wonders of Rome

Discover the hidden histories of the Eternal City’s extraordinary monuments, from millennia-old ruins to glorious cathedrals and Renaissance masterpieces.
Read more… 30 January 2013


Navigating the waterways of Bruges

Historic canals and traditional seafood maintain the Belgian city’s unwavering ties to the water.
28 January 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to historic Istanbul

From Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces, Istanbul's well-preserved heritage is still very present on a visit to Turkey’s largest city.
Read more… 25 January 2013


Chariot racing in the ancient Roman city Jerash

The ruins of Petra may be Jordan’s most famous attraction, but for sheer theatricality, nothing compares to what goes on inside Jerash’s restored hippodrome.
Read more… 24 January 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to medieval Cologne

A walk around this German town will reveal buildings and artwork from the Middle Ages, not to mention scores of traditional beer halls.
Read more… 23 January 2013


In the kitchen with Viennese history

Through tours, workshops and cooking classes, the story of the city’s culinary heritage is being told outside of restaurant walls.
Read more… 22 January 2013


The Passport blog

Israel’s controversial King Herod exhibition

Starting 13 February, the exhibition on the King of Judea in Jerusalem’s Israel Museum proves that even archaeology is a flashpoint in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Read more… 18 January 2013


The Passport blog

Where to stay for Obama’s inauguration

Six historic Washington DC hotels that combine political history with the US President’s inaugural address on 21 January.
Read more… 18 January 2013


Greece's 'stairway to heaven'

Balancing on top of giant rock formations, the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora in Thessaly tower above their surroundings.
Read more… 17 January 2013


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