The first Rome Holy Year

By: mrblogrome, 9:09 AM GMT on October 20, 2007

When in Rome or during a Rome shore excursion and when visiting Rome with your sons or family, your driver Rome tour guide should tell you showing you Saint Peter Basilica that the first Holy Year of the history of Rome and the Christian religion was planned and organized in 1300, the 22th of January, by Pope Bonifacius VIII. The real text of this celebration is now incastonated in a stone of the hall of Saint Peter Basilica. According to the tradition, the Holy Yea...

Rome and its "talking statues"

By: mrblogrome, 7:04 PM GMT on September 22, 2007

Between the most interesting curiosities of Rome the "talking statues" have such an important place. Even without producing any sound, they anyway speak through some short satyric "little poems" wrote on panels that people hang on their necks, expressing the voice of popular unhappiness and this since more or less four centuries by the mean of very ironical gags either in rhyme or in prose.Between those statues the more famous is without any doubt Pasquino (from whi...

A Rome tour guide defends his city: do the same with your e-mail

By: mrblogrome, 3:09 PM GMT on September 10, 2007

It happened sixteen centuries ago and in that epoch Internet didn't had existed: Rome, a so important and rich city which didn't have the adeguated defenses for the enormous extension of the territories she wanted to dominate; Rome that wanted to rule the world, but without thinking at the right number of troops to put at her borders to contrate outland invasions and sacks: not having enough men in arms to protect the Italian borders, the first attackers, at the end...

Rome et sa Nuit Blanche, musées gratuits pour toute la nuit

By: mrblogrome, 5:02 PM GMT on September 08, 2007

Ce soir Rome et son atmosphère nocturne sont de retour comme l'année dernière avec de nombreux évènements qui seront performants à partir de ce soir à 22 heures jusqu'à 5 heures de demain matin : musées ouverts jusqu'à 3 heures du matin comme les Musées du Vatican ou les Musées Capitolins sans oublier la Galerie Borghese sont des évènements qui se passent une fois seulement dans l'année, pendant la nuit de la Notte Bianca (nuit blanche) justement.Un e...

Updated: 9:58 AM GMT on October 20, 2007

La mort de Luciano Pavarotti , un pilier de l'opéra musicale

By: mrblogrome, 5:38 PM GMT on September 06, 2007

La notice du décès de "Big Luciano" a immédiatement rebondi à Rome et partout dans le monde, en rappelant à toute la population mondiale la splendeur canore du Maestro à travers des vidéos de shows du grand artiste.Aujour d'hui, le 6 Septembre 2007, le célèbre chanteur d'opéra Italien Luciano Pavarotti est mort ce matin à 5 heures à la suite d'une tumeur au pancréas. Il s'est éteint chez lui, dans sa ville natale de Modena, à l'age de 71 ans au milieu...

Updated: 9:37 AM GMT on October 20, 2007

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