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Arches of an ancient Roman aqueduct, made of blocks of tufa. A path runs along the property in a green park in the outskirts of Rome.— Photo by Polifoto

Underground Rome: exploring the best sites beneath the Eternal City

Rome’s history dates back nearly 3000 years. And, amazingly, some of its oldest heritage is either still in use like the Pantheon, still standing...
View to Historic Center City of Perugia in Italy— Photo by ggkuna

Discover the real Perugia: so much more than just chocolate and jazz

Perugia is famous for two things: jazz and chocolate. In July its music festival turns the city into an enormous jazz club, drawing musicians and...
Contrada Wave parade marches in Siena, Italy. There are 17 contrade (districts) representing various traditional professions or groups of Siena history.— Photo by tupungato

Siena’s Secret Contradas

Strolling around the hilltop city of Siena is a glorious experience. The walled citadel perches atop three hills overlooking the Tuscan plains. Its...