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Day trips from Rome: the Monastery of S. Benedict

From time to time we love to go on tour ourselves to explore the beautiful Roman surroundings. This time our Rome is Easy tour guides, Nicole and Giulia, have decided to explore the Monastery of S. Benedict in Subiaco.

 

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Rome Excursions Par II: Etruscan Necropolis of Cerveteri

Our Rome excursion to the Etruscan Necropolis of Cerveteri was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever had with Rome is Easy tour guides, and for many, different reasons. First, this time I was lucky enough to have, not just one, but three tour guides accompany me to discover this ancient Italian civilization that settled in Norther Lazio.

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Day Trips from Rome: The Ghost Town of Canale Monterano

Eager to explore new sites, our tour guides Serena, Valeria and Nicole have decided to go to the Ghost Town of Canale Monterano and embark on this day trip from Rome.

I didn’t know what to expect this time, since I’ve never heard of this place before, and since Canale Monterano isn’t a usual tourist attraction either.
To avoid the traffic we left early in the morning by car and we headed to the Natural Park of Monterano, not far from Bracciano’s lake.

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Rome Underground Tour Part I: beneath San Clemente

Not everyone knows that the City of Rome is actually built on different layers: underneath the churches, the monuments and the main attractions visible to everyone there’s an austere underground world that is accessible to visitors.
To get a first glimpse of it, Rome is Easy has designed the Rome Underground Tour: this tour begins with the exploration of the San Clemente Basilica, a little gem not far from the Colosseum.

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Jewish Ghetto in Rome

walking tour the Jewish Ghetto Rome romeiseasyIn this article we talk about the Jewish Ghetto in Rome, one of the most charming and picturesque areas in the Eternal City, that is really worth a walking tour, especially if you are traveling to Rome for your second time or you are staying for few days.

It's commonly known that Rome is one of the cities with the greatest number of ancient monuments in the world. Many of these monuments have a Jewish origin: indeed, the jewish community have lived in Rome for a century before Christ, thus leaving traces of its culture in almost every quarter of the city.

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5 things you must do in Rome

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Rome is certainly one of the the most charming city in the world, as well as one of the most visited. However, behind its spectacular and monumental attractions such as the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum and the Trevi fountain, there are the hidden spots and places where locals love to go and spend their time.

We summed up in this articlethe 5 things you must do in Rome if you like to discover this city beyond the surface.

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A Little London in the heart of the Flaminio Quarter

roma streetA Little London in the heart of the Flaminio Quarter

Rome continues to surprise us all and is alway revealing us something new, like a Little London just in the heart of the city center!
This was one of the most amazing urban experiment attempted in the early 1900, when the city planner and the Mayor of Rome at the time were trying to turn Rome into modern and dynamic European metropolis.

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The sad life of Beatrice Cenci...

beatriceThe sad life of Beatrice Cenci...

Rome 1599, she was 22. She was young, beautiful, rich and noble. On September 11th she was beheaded.

Her father Francesco Cenci was violent and aggressive, her mother died when she was 7. When she was 18 together with her stepmother, she was imprisoned by her father in a field house in the Roman countryside. He was overcharged by the debts and he could not afford Beatrice's dowry, that's why he exiled and imprisoned his daughter.

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water in Rome

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Fountains in Rome

You will be happy to know that Rome has more public water fountains than any other city in the world and drinking the water is delicious and safe.

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Grottapinta in Campo de' Fiori: theater-shaped!

grottapintaGrottapinta in Campo de’ Fiori: a palace which is theater-shaped!

Watching it on a satellite picture the palace has a semicircular shape... why?? In this area 2000 years ago there were the bleachers of the Pompeus Theater, built at the time of Julius Ceaser.

 

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The Prophet Isaiah

prophet isaiahSant'Agostino in Campo Marzio

Walking around Rome you can easily discover that the masterpieces in churches, courtyards and even in the little alleys just behind the corner, where you don't even expect them!

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