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10 travel features tagged “History”

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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


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


Beyond the Headlines

Exploring the history of catacombs

Beneath the city streets that travellers walk on each day, dark labyrinths of underground tunnels transport travellers to a time when millions of people were buried underground.
Read more… 26 October 2012


The Passport blog

Drawing on experience: Rome

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


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


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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