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some of Rome's most peculiar
monuments, spots and facts

now featuring:
  • MINERVA'S CHICK
  • THE TALKING STATUES OF ROME
  • THE FLOODS OF THE RIVER TIBER
  • 'NO DUMPING' BANS
  • THE PASSETTO
  • THE TIBER ISLAND
  • ROME'S GHETTO
  • MID-DAY IN ROME
  • WHEN MASTRO TITTA CROSSED THE BRIDGE
  • A NAUGHTY FOUNTAIN
  • ROME'S CARNIVAL
  • THE MAGIC DOOR
  • ROME'S ROSE GARDEN
  • THE BUSTS IN THE PINCIAN HILL GARDENS
  • THE PROPERTY PLAQUES









  • almost every stone in Rome
    has an old story to tell

    now featuring:
  • POPE CLEMENT AND SISINNIUS
  • BERNINI vs. BORROMINI
  • A GUN-SHOT AT VILLA MEDICI
  • THE MYSTERIOUS FONS OLEI
  • THE PRODIGIOUS MADONNELLE
  • A DEMON WITH A POPE'S FACE
  • SIXTUS V, THE TOUGH POPE
  • ROME'S GHOSTS









  • pages dedicated
    to single subjects

    now featuring:
  • OBELISKS
  • AQUEDUCTS
  • FOUNTAINS
    ANCIENT FOUNTAINS
    SMALL FOUNTAINS
    MAIN FOUNTAINS









  • off the beaten tracks: a guide with maps,
    suitable for both virtual and real trips

    now featuring:
  • THE CITY WALLS
    THE SERVIAN WALLS
    AURELIAN'S WALLS
    THE WALLS OF THE POPES









  • history, features and anecdotes
    of Rome's oldest districts
    now featuring:
  • R. I - MONTI
  • R. II - TREVI
  • R. III - COLONNA
  • R. IV - CAMPO MARZIO
  • R. V - PONTE
  • R. VI - PARIONE
  • R. VII - REGOLA
  • R. VIII - SANT'EUSTACHIO
  • R. IX - PIGNA
  • R. X - CAMPITELLI
  • R. XI - SANT'ANGELO
  • R. XII - RIPA
  • R. XIII - TRASTEVERE
  • R. XIV - BORGO








  • small virtual gallery of
    what in Rome no longer exists
    now featuring:
  • THE ARCH OF PORTUGAL
  • THE SEPTIZONIUM
  • THE BATHS OF CONSTANTINE
  • BROKEN BRIDGE
  • THE META ROMULI
  • E. ROESLER FRANZ AND BYGONE ROME
    VIA GIULIO ROMANO
    BORGO ANGELICO
    SAN PAOLO GATE
    THE TIBER ISLAND AND CAESTIUS BRIDGE
    VIA DEL PORTICO D'OTTAVIA
    FRANGIPANE TOWER
    THE TIBER ISLAND AND CESTIUS BRIDGE
    MARGANA TOWER
    THE TIBER BY MARMORATA








  • a mix of other
    Roman topics

    now featuring:
  • HOW OLD IS IT?
  • ANCIENT ROME'S CALENDARS
  • ROMAN LANDMARKS ON THE EUROPEAN COINAGE
  • SCUDI, TESTONI, PAOLI
  • THE VIRTUAL ROMA QUIZ
  • GREETINGS FROM SACRAMENTO








  • Rome's language: the spoken dialect
    of the city and its own poetry
    now featuring:
  • THE ANCESTORS OF ROME'S DIALECT - I
  • THE ANCESTORS OF ROME'S DIALECT - II
  • THE ANCESTORS OF ROME'S DIALECT - III
  • GIUSEPPE BERNERI
  • GIUSEPPE GIOACHINO BELLI
  • CESARE PASCARELLA
  • GIGGI ZANAZZO
  • TRILUSSA
  • ALDO FABRIZI
  • TEACH YOURSELF ROMAN








  • this section is a tribute to
    Rome's film making and movie stars
    now featuring:
  • ALBERTO SORDI
    FILMOGRAPHY
    ALBERTO ON
    ALBERTO TURNS 80
    THE NEW GALLERIA ALBERTO SORDI



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