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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 protocols

Below, security protocols and practices for COVID-19 that Eyes of Rome will adopt to guarantee the safety of our guests:   Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for traveler...

Eyes of Rome nominated as a Top Travel Company 2021

Our nomination on Lifney Travel Magazine In these difficult times for the tourism industry, being nomineted by Lifney Travel Magazine as a Top Travel Company among many big names,...
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Domitian on Haircare

There’s no doubt about it: in antiquity a full head of hair was prized by the Romans.    Both Julius Caesar and Emperor Caligula famously suffered from baldness (capillo raro). Caesar was so conscientious of his thinning hair that he was overjoyed when wearing a laurel crown because...
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Summer Snow

Snow in Rome is a rare sight that happens about every 20 years. But, once it snowed in the middle of summer!     "I saw the snow! I saw the snow! Tonight it was so hot and I could not get any sleep!I went out to breathe some fresh air and I saw a frozen miracle!"  said one of ...
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The origins of St. Valentine’s day

During Roman times, there were 3 days, corresponding to our February 13th, 14th, & 15th, when it was time to celebrate Faunus, better known in Rome as Lupercus.   He was the God who protected the forests, the countryside and the flocks of sheep and goats, especially from wolf attacks. We...
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Curiosities of the Massimo Family

The noble House of Massimo is historically one of the great aristocratic families of Rome, renowned for its influence on the politics, the church and the artistic heritage of the city. The picture above is one of the many curiosities of Rome, located very close to Piazza Navona. You're looking at ...
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Discovering the Fountain of the Four Rivers

The fountain of the Four Rivers by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini is one of the most spectacular fountains in the world. HISTORY In order to celebrate the Jubilee of the year 1650 and to celebrate the papal family, Pope Innocent X Pamphjli decided to adorn the wonderful Piazza Navona, whi ...
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Mystery in an Ancient Mosaic

The presence of the pineapple has baffled historians for centuries as it wasn’t brought to Europe until the time of Christopher Columbus.   Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, close to Termini train station in Rome, houses one of the world's most important collections of Classical art.   On ...
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Feasting Roman Style

At a Roman feast, lavish foods like roasted peacock and ostriches were essential components of the cuisine of the upper class. Eating habits in Ancient Rome were significantly different from the eating habits of current Romans. These differences can be attributed to differences in lifestyle and dai ...
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How the Romans tricked the gods

In Ancient Rome there was a special order of high priests called Fetiales in charge of the relationships between Rome and its neighbors. These priests had another important task. They also linked the Romans to their divinities. In fact, the relationships, friendly or belligerent, between people ha ...
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Vatican Graffiti

Imagine the surprise and astonishment people must have felt upon entering the apartment of Pope Julius II, with its marvelous frescoes by Raphael and his school. Graffiti dated 1729 in the Heliodoro Room Raphael was the most admired among the artists- especially during the XVII and XVIII centuries. ...
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