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Who was the real Cleopatra?

A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualise the reign of history's most famous queen.
Read more… 28 October 2013


Florence’s Medici Chapel, a triumph of art over politics

Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.
24 May 2013


Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.
Read more… 22 March 2013


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


Fantastic historical dive sites

World War II shipwrecks, ancient ruins, statues and frescoes create an underwater art gallery you need to be a scuba diver to enjoy.
15 August 2012


The Passport blog

Drawing on experience: Rome

Have book and pen, will travel.
Read more… 10 August 2012


The splendour of Sicilian antiquity

In the fertile lands of this Italian island a legacy of diverse cultures, locally-harvested food, religious celebration and myth lives on.
31 July 2012


The world’s most-visited ancient ruins

From Egypt to China, ruins inspire us to contemplate the passing of time. But the most-visited draw millions of travellers annually, putting some in danger of being loved too much.
18 July 2012


The romantic heart of Shakespeare's plays

The Bard’s Italy is a tour of piazzas, canals and Gothic architecture -- inspiration for the settings of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.
10 May 2012


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