Ruin Lust: Guide to Nero’s Golden House, Domus Aurea

Here’s my guide to visiting Nero’s Domus Aurea, or Golden House, in Rome. If you’re a history or archaeology buff like me, you’ll be smitten with this secret underground palace. I think it’s a must visit attraction in Rome. But, because it’s only been reopen on a limited basis since 2007, the Golden House is … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Borghese Gallery in Rome

Here’s my guide to visiting the Borghese Gallery in Rome Italy. The magnificent museum is one of my favorite museums in Europe. It’s one of the world’s most perfect small museums. The museum houses a jaw dropping art collection in a luxurious garden villa. If you’re an art and architecture lover, the Borghese is a … Read more

Visiting Mamertine Prison, An Eerie Pilgrimage Site In Rome

Here’s my guide to visiting Mamertine Prison, a place inextricably liked to pagan Rome’s quest for empire. The prison is located in an evocative corner of Rome, at the foot of Capitoline Hill and opposite the Arch of Septimius Severus. It’s underneath the humble Church of San Giuseppi dei Falegnami. While prisons weren’t a common … Read more

Guide To The Monuments Of The Roman Forum: The Epicenter Of Ancient Rome

Here’s my guide to 18 must see monuments, attractions, and ruins in the Roman Forum in Rome, with tips for visiting. The Roman Forum is an absolute must visit attraction in Rome, and should be on your Rome itinerary. Now filled with crumbling ruins, the Roman Forum was once the most magnificent public plaza of the … Read more

30 Must Visit Ancient Roman Ruins And Archaeological Sites In Rome

Here’s my guide to 30 must see Roman ruins, archaeological sites, and historic landmarks in Rome Italy. If you’re a history buff, these ruins are must visit attractions in Rome. Rome is a magnificent and chaotic tangle of ancient sites. It’s essentially a sprawling ioturdoor museum. As you stroll through the city, you’re transported to … Read more

Guide To the Palazzo Barberini, One Of Rome’s Most Underrated Museums

Here’s my guide to visiting the Palazzo Barberini, one of Rome’s most underrated museums. Palazzo Barberini is an art lover’s art gallery. It holds some of Europe’s greatest masterpieces. The Palazzo Barberini is worth a visit for the sole purpose of seeing even one of them. The museum is housed in a luxurious 17th century … Read more