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Gastronomical delights of Rome

When you really wish to get to know a city, seeing it is only a small part of the experience. To fully understand a culture one of the most important aspects is its food. Only by tasting your way around a city can you really appreciate the place and the people who live there. Not […]

High Renaissance: Michelangelo and Raphael in Rome

At the beginning of the XVI century, Rome became the most important center of the High Renaissance culture thanks to the initiative and patronage of two strong and pragmatic popes, Julius II Della Rovere (pontificate: 1503 – 1513) and Leo X Medici (pontificate: 1513 – 1521), both great art and architecture patrons and supporters.   […]