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Walking in the Pope’s footsteps: photos from the Vatican gardens

Ever wondered where the Pope takes his daily meditative stroll? Well, yesterday Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) officially inaugurated the Vatican gardens bus tour. The yellow methane and electric-driven minibuses will be running hour-long guided tours for the public around the … Continue reading

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Galleria Alessandro VII Chigi gets a makeover at the Quirinale

The Hall of Alexander VII Chigi: a 75m-long triumph of art and architecture inside the Quirinal Palace in Rome, official residence of the president of the Italian Republic. This September (2011) it will be opening to the public following a … Continue reading

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Casa Internazionale delle Donne: a haven from harsh realities

Once every three days, a woman in Italy is killed by her partner or close relative. Many women don’t admit – not even to themselves – that they are the victims of domestic violence. Some don’t believe they deserve a … Continue reading

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Why Bikesharing in Rome ain’t much of a passeggiata

The traffic in Rome is obnoxious. We all know this. It obeys no rules known to civilised drivers, goes either too fast along the river or too slow on the Grande Raccordo Anulare in rush hour. I could go on, … Continue reading

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Does Danilo’s Carbonara live up to its lofty reputation?

When a good friend of mine, an advocate of Slow Food Roma and also a writer for Il Sole 24 Ore, recommended Trattoria da Danilo I knew that it would be well worth the trek over to piazza Vittorio, Rome’s … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the creepy side in Verano Cemetery

What could be better on a crisp spring day in Rome than to take a walk on the creepy side, in Verano Cemetery? But don’t go alone; I really wouldn’t recommend it. At first it seems pleasant like an ornamental … Continue reading

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Taking a peek inside Rome’s baroque banking palaces

Yesterday some of Rome’s banks opened their doors and let the public in to see their exquisite offices, some of which are in stunning baroque palaces. Continue reading

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