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Seven extra hills in Rome you don't know about - a guide by From Home to Rome

The “other” seven hills of Rome

Everyone knows that, according to tradition, ancient Rome was built around and on seven legendary hills: the Aventine Hill (Aventino, in Italian), the Palatine Hill (Palatino), the Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio), the Caelian Hill (Celio), the Quirinal Hill (Quirinale), the Viminal Hill (Viminale), and the Esquiline Hill (Esquilino). The truth is, however, more complex than that, […]

What is the Jubilee and how it will impact your holidays in Rome in 2025

What is a Jubilee, and why is it impacting Rome?

Visitors over the past few weeks may have noticed an upsurge in construction works in the city center, along with billboards celebrating “Roma per il giubileo”, Rome for the Jubilee. What is the Jubilee, and why is it important to know? Jubilee: what’s in a word First off, let’s talk basics: we are probably used […]

The demolition of the ancient roman neighborhoods: Spina di Borgo in Rome

Spina di Borgo, the lost neighborhood of Rome

Power plays, revolutions, wars, and just the need for modernization. All of these are factors in the changing shape of Rome: what you now can appreciate in its current layering (Imperial-meets-Medieval-meets-Renaissance-meets-Rationalism… and so on and so forth) once looked very different, and hard decisions had to be made that brought about the destruction, plain and […]

The Vatican secret archeological site and how to visit: a guide by From Home to Rome

Hidden Vatican: the “Scavi” and how to visit them

As you plan your travel to Rome, you’ll have surely considered devoting part of your trip to the exploration of the Vatican area: St. Peter’s Basilica, with the Vatican Museums and – of course – the Sistine Chapel. This is on every tourist’s “must do”, after all, and there’s little deviation from the rule. At […]

Roman stretch of the Via Francigena pilgrim route From Home to Rome

Where to walk the Via Francigena route in Rome

In recent years, historic trails and footpaths all over Italy have found an increased popularity with tourists looking to connect to the area they are visiting in a more authentic way: we can see why as, after all, this is an activity that can be performed without tourist guides (and the like) and even by […]

Roma Pass & Omnia Card: Are they worth it?

Combined sightseeing cards are increasingly popular worldwide, and Rome is no stranger to the trend: the city offers a few of them, with the two most famous being the Roma Pass and Omnia Card, reecognising that Rome hosts two capital cities for two different sovereign states. The breakdown: Why are there two different Rome passes? […]


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