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Roman Districts: Piazza del Popolo

Rome has many districts, all of which have their own personality and attractions.  The number of districts and neighborhoods in Rome differs depending on who is counting.  The Piazza del Popolo makes up part of the district known as the ‘Tridente”, along with the Spanish Steps, an Details

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Roman Neighborhoods: Trastevere

Go “Across the Tiber” to find one of the most ancient and distinctive neighborhoods in Rome.  The Trastevere is separated from central Rome by the Tiber River, and is one of the most authentic parts of the city.  A short distance from Campo de Fiori in Rome’s city center, you Details

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Cornaro Chapel ~ Ecstasy of St Teresa

Art Every Woman Must See Cornaro Chapel and The Ecstasy of St Teresa are located in the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.  This chapel was commissioned in 1647 by Cardinal Federigo Cornaro as a funerary chapel for his illustrious Venetian family and Bernini completed the Cornaro Chap Details

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Blessed Ludovica Albertoni

Art Every Woman Must See Beata (Blessed) Ludovica Albertoni is the last full life figure designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.  The sculpture is found in the Altieri Chapel (sometimes called Cappella Paluzzi Albertoni) within the Church of San Francesco a Ripa.  The Altieri was designed to commemor Details

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June 9, 2011 11:22 pm
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Valentine’s Day ~ A Lovers Escape to Rome

Valentine’s Day …a lovers escape to Rome; it all began in Rome in the year 269 AD, when the Emperor, Claudius II, an unpopular and cruel man, wanted a large army.  Claudius expected men to join his army voluntarily, but the men did not want to fight in the war nor leave their wives a Details

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The Trevi Fountain

Art Every Woman Must See The Trevi Fountain is the most famous and arguably the most beautiful fountain in all of Rome. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city, standing 85 feet high and 65 feet wide. The fountain is located at the meeting of three roads (tre vie). Built at the end

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