Italy’s First Nativity: Greccio Since the Year 1223
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Italy’s First Nativity: Greccio Since the Year 1223

Yes, you read the title correctly: Italy's first nativity is celebrating its 799th birthday this year. This iconic tradition that is at the heart of Christianity and still an integral part of the Christmas ritual is found in the village of Greccio in central Italy. The Beginning: ...

Greccio, RI, Lazio
St. Peter’s Square in Rome: The Queen of All Piazzas
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St. Peter’s Square in Rome: The Queen of All Piazzas

St. Peter's Square in the Vatican is undoubtedly the most monumental in the world. Bernini's masterpiece is a worthy setting and a solemn entrance to the greatest temple of Christianity. Let's find out more about the history, art, and myths associated with the piazza.  St. Peter's Square: ...

St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, Rome, Lazio
The Colosseum in Rome: A 2,000-Year-Old Icon
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The Colosseum in Rome: A 2,000-Year-Old Icon

Many people may not realize that multiple Roman colosseums still exist not just in Italy but throughout the former Roman Empire. However, among Italians, when you hear someone say "The Colosseum", let there be no mistake, there really is only one. We're of course referring ...

The Colosseum, Rome, Lazio
Rome’s Top Destinations: Trevi Fountain
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Rome’s Top Destinations: Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain in Italy's capital city of Rome is the most famous fountain in the entire world. On average, it sees between 7 and 10 million visitors per year! Of course, since Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960), it has been immortalized time and time ...

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Lazio