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April 27: Two Living Popes Make Two Popes Saints in Rome!

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Once in a million year, we could say. If someone had ever told a catholic that two popes would become saints on a day when two more popes were still alive, well this person would have been considered totally crazy. But here we are!   On April 27 John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope […]

Andy Warhol in Rome: 150 works from the USA Illustrate His Whole Career

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Shot Marylin, piss painting….Who would deny Andy Warhol’s fantasy and innovations? Seeing this exhibition at Palazzo Cipolla, you’ll soak into his life and context, his success and troubles, the start of his career with colorful shoes and the (high) end with the Last Supper scenes. Two years ago Rome hosted another exhibition about Warhol, but […]

April 2014 in Rome: There’s More Than Easter, Pope Canonizations and City Birthday!

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What a crazy time April will be! You can bet on it. Especially the second half of the month will see millions of people flocking to the Eternal City. Easter falls on April 20, the following day Rome celebrates its birthday and on the 27th Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will become saint. […]

March 2014: The Best events of the month in Rome

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March is still a Carnival month this year. Tuesday the 4th marks the end of Carnival, with a follow-up on the 9th in Poggio Mirteto, near Rome. But March in Rome offers much more than that, here are our picks!   MUSIC Let’s start with the music scene, particularly interesting this month.   The British […]

February 2014 in Rome: Valentine’s Day, Six Nations, Carnival and Much More!

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Being the coldest month of the year, we really hope that February will stop the never-ending rain to bring us snow! It may be hard to believe, but Rome in white is even more beautiful.   2014 has a late Carnival Season, and unfortunately will not feature any official city-wide celebrations this year [updated post […]

Tourism Up 5% last year in Rome on Religion, Culture. Good Outlook for 2014

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The Christmas holidays have just finished but the tourism industry already calculated that the number of visitors in Rome rose by about 4%, compared with the same period last year. And for the whole of 2013 things went even better than that with a 5,3% increase (total: 12.6 mln annual visitors) from 2012 and longer […]

Christmas Holidays Openings in Rome: Landmarks & Major Exhibits

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Rome doesn’t shut down for Christmas nor during the holidays! During the Christmas holidays museums, archeological areas, monuments and exhibitions may have slightly different opening days and hours. But there is always something open in Rome! For instance, the 100 cribs exhibition is always open through January 6 from 9:30am to 8pm. Here is what […]

Rome Celebrates Its Most Imperial Monument As The Trajan Column Turns 1900

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Erected in the year 113 AD, the Column dedicated to the Dacian Wars (101-106 AD) won by Trajan marks the apex of the emperor’s rule. The most famous Roman freestanding column was supposed to tower above any other being. It was meant to reach the sky in order to honour the optimus princeps and his […]

What’s Up in Rome in December (other than Christmas-related events). Our picks!

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There are many good reasons to visit Rome in December even if you don’t particularly like Christmas. We have to be honest: it’s cold, the days are short, the traffic is heavier than usual and shopping is not very convenient nor pleasant this time of the year. But if you have your winter holidays in […]

Reality Check – Rome Film Festival: Much More than Just Movies

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This past week, Rome was host to the International Film Festival. Held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the festival was said to house the largest red carpet in the world. People of all ages joined together to celebrate and embrace the true beauty of theatre and art, gathering to commemorate and appreciate the majesty […]

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