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Rome Vacation: Off the Beaten Path [Photos & Videos]

Rome Vacation: Off the Beaten Path [Photos & Videos]

  When enjoying a Rome vacation, this historic city offers many popular and well known attractions, but how about taking a trip a little off the beaten path. There are some strange and unusual spots to visit, known mostly to the locals, and as the old saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans […]

Italy Coastguard Rescues Drifting Migrant Ship

Italy Coastguard Rescues Drifting Migrant Ship

On Friday, the Ezadeen, a merchant ship carrying 450 migrants, was rescued by Italy’s coastguard after the ship was found drifting crewless just off the mainland, reports the BBC. The coastguard was alerted to the ship’s predicament when one of the Ezadeen’s passengers sent out a distress call on the ship’s radio, reporting that the […]

Christmas Traditions Observed Throughout the World

Christmas Traditions Observed Throughout the World

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 in much of the Western world. However, Christmas traditions observed throughout the world can vary greatly. For most Christians around the world, it is the day recognized as Christ’s birthday, however, this date is debatable. Many believe it was selected by Roman church officials to coincide with existing solstice […]

Preventing and Protecting Graffiti on Historical Sites

Preventing and Protecting Graffiti on Historical Sites

Authorities in Rome have levied a hefty fine on a Russian tourist who carved his initial into a brick in the Colosseum. Last year a Chinese teen-aged tourist carved graffiti into a 3,500 year-old temple in Luxor, Egypt. Acts like these are considered to be vandalism and draw a hue and cry from historians and […]

Sistine Chapel Unveils New Lights With Intelligent Design

Sistine Chapel Unveils New Lights With Intelligent Design

The Sistine Chapel has unveiled a technologically advanced LED lighting project as part of a conservation effort consisting of design intelligence. Over 500 years ago when the Sistine Chapel was first adorned with Michelangelo’s frescoes, the chapel did not yet, have the 600 million visitors per year it now hosts. According to the The Daily […]

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