Tag Archive | "Rome"

Italy and the Grand Tour: Travelling like an 18th Century Nobleman

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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When you take a gap year before or after university, you may spend it backpacking, volunteering, or working abroad. In the 18th century, however, members of the young noblesse took a gap year of their own and called it the Grand Tour. This Grand Tour was not spent partying in grubby Bolivian hostels, however, but […]

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Rome’s Seven Little Secrets

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Rome. Italy’s capital city. The Coliseum, the Forum, the Seven Hills, Saint Peter’s Basilica…This is all very good, but Rome has many little treasures to share with you, just out of the tourist’s route. Here are seven of them: The Non-catholic Cemetery Romans call it Cimitero degli Inglesi (Englishmen’s cemetery), but it’s not for English […]

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Student Travel in Rome

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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History, Wine and Aperitivi Situated in the south of Italy, the capital city of Rome is a fascinating mix of history and Italian dolce vita that inevitably captures the hearts and imaginations of all who visit. Although the high numbers of tourists who flock to the city each year have pushed prices to a premium, […]

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