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Book your Guide

You have chosen a place to visit and a tour that best suits your interests and preferences, but how nice would it be to be able to select your very own per...

Covid-19 security protocol

Below, the security protocols that Eyes of Rome will adopt to guarantee the safety of our guests:   Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors by the guide and the participan...

COVID-19 una catastrofe o un opportunità?

The following article is written in italian as it addresses our italian Partner Hotels only. L’emergenza Coronavirus ha messo a dura prova il settore turistico senza ombra di dubb...
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Traveling in Italy

HOW TO MOVE THROUGH THE BELPAESE Whether you come from afar or a neighboring country, you can move pretty easily throughout the whole italian territory, thanks to airports, railways, highways, and harbors connecting the main destinations of our country. Below you can find an insight of the italian ...
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Rome: city of Saints and Sinners

MUST SEE: THE COLOSSEUM Definitely one of the world's most famous monuments, beside being the landmark of Rome: the Colosseum is the major highlight of any visit to the Eternal City! The Amphiteatrum Flavium became one of the Seven Wonders of the New World in 2007, alongside some of the most sp...
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COVID-19 una catastrofe o un opportunità?

The following article is written in italian as it addresses our italian Partner Hotels only. L’emergenza Coronavirus ha messo a dura prova il settore turistico senza ombra di dubbio ma la storia ci insegna che dietro una crisi c’è una ripartenza di solito con ampio slancio, quindi è meglio preparar...
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Covid-19 security protocol

Below, the security protocols that Eyes of Rome will adopt to guarantee the safety of our guests:   Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors by the guide and the participants for the entire duration of the activity. Hands must be washed frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol- ...
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The Untold Stories of the Popes

Upon his election, Pope Leo XII announced, "You are electing a dead man!" Although a man of poor health, he was an active pope for a few years until his death in 1829. Upon entering St. Peter's Basilica, the first monument on your right (on the way from the Chapel of the Pieta’ to the Chapel of St ...
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The Roman Rioni

You've heard of the 7 hills of Rome, but what about the 22 Rioni? The seals of the Roman Rioni, or "districts", can be traced back to Servius Tullius, the legendary 6th king of Rome (6th c. BC). Servius initially divided Rome into 4 districts, but as the population in the ancient city grew, the b ...
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Principles of Heraldry

While many coats of arms have the same symbols, they are all slightly different shapes and compositions, making each one unique. A.S. Roma Coat of Arms, 1927 Heraldry first appeared in the Middle Ages, but it did not become predominant until 1400-1500s. A way to express one's identity through symbol ...
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The Well of the Martyrs

The church of Santa Prassede is dedicated to St. Prassede the sister of St. Pudenziana and daughter of Pudens, in whose house St. Peter reportedly stayed while in Rome. In Rome, it's very easy to find sacred relics, objects, or even human remains which are very important, for several reasons, to t ...
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The Mythology of your Star Sign

The English word zodiac derives from zōdiacus, the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek zōidiakòs kýklos, meaning "circle of little animals". The Signs of the Zodiac Learn the mythology behind your star sign Have you ever wondered where the various animals of the Zodiac and their contellations came f ...