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Rome and Marilyn: a diva’s secret world

In Rome a show not to be missed. At the Palazzo degli Esami are exhibited precious clothes, jewels and objects which once belonged to Marilyn. For those who are passionate about cinema or vintage or who are fans of the most famous platinum blonde in the world, or for all those who are interested in…

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The story of Cinecittà, the ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’

Cinecittà is less than 10 km away from the Capital’s historical center.   One can get there by taking the A line on the Metro, or by car by taking the exit on the “Grande Raccordo Anulare” (the big annular junction) towards Tuscolana.   An endless area covered in studios of all kinds, where cinema,…

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From the Mouth of Truth to The Great Beauty

If one is in the mood for some romance, in Rome there is plenty you can choose from. One could start from Piazza Bocca della Verità, near the Lungotevere Aventino and more exactly from the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. To start in a symbolic way, one could enter it and, profanely, one could…

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Lord Byron in Rome and ‘his’ tea

Lord George Gordon Byron arrived in Rome on April 29, 1817, after having left Venice and followed the itinerary of the Grand Tour. During the latter, he visited Florence and Siena while heading with his picturesque “court” toward Central Italy, where was then the State of the Church.   The poet was determined to discover…

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