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Shakespeare’s Italy

William Shakespeare set a third of his plays in Italy. Take a tour of Verona, Padua and Venice -- three fair cities in which he laid his scenes.
Read more… 10 May 2012


Vintage Vatican City

Located in the middle of Rome, this sovereign state is home to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. Look back at one of the most historic and holy places in the world.
11 November 2011


Following Napoleon’s trail on Elba

Though Napoleon Bonaparte escaped less than a year after being “banished” to this Tuscan island, he left such a lasting mark that its inhabitants still pray for his soul.
Read more… 14 September 2011


Vintage European beaches

Europeans on holiday know how to have a blast by the surf. Take a break with these photos of beaches back in the old days.
29 July 2011


Top five ancient wonders in Rome

A lifetime is not long enough to see all Rome has to offer. Start at the beginning of history, with ruins, frescos and churches that have stood the test of time.
Read more… 06 July 2011


The dark side of Rome

Rome has some eccentric hot spots–from macabre rooms lined with bones to the massive burial grounds along Appian Way.
Read more… 03 August 2010


Going underground at the Colosseum

Rome has many great spectacles below street leve and the latest are the underground chambers and passageways at the Colosseum, due to open to the public from late August 2010.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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