An Ideal Walking Tour of Rome Part 3

In the third and final post on walking through Rome, ACIS travel supervisor and local Roman guide Carlotta Boldrini picks up where Part 2 left off and shares an evening with ...

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An Ideal Walking Tour of Rome: Part 2

In our new three part series, Roman local tour guide Carlotta Boldrini shares her expertise on touring Rome – by foot! Carlotta is a former ACIS Tour Manager and the current ...

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An Ideal Walking Tour of Rome Part 1: Rome at Night

 In our new three part series, Roman local tour guide Carlotta Boldrini shares her expertise on touring Rome – by foot! Carlotta is a former ACIS Tour Manager and the current ...

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5 Myths and Misconceptions about Ancient Rome

There are few ancient civilizations that captivate our imaginations more than ancient Rome. Perhaps it’s because we can visit modern Rome and observe artifacts of the ancient culture like the ...

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Tales of Three Cities—Books and Movies about London, Paris and Rome

Nothing gets us more excited about travel than reading a good book or watching a film where a destination is brought vividly to life. In many great works of literature ...

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With the Monsignor in Vatican City

I feel like I have spent an awful lot of time around the Vatican recently. There was Easter and there was the beatification two weeks after when half of the ...

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Shakespeare illustration by Gayle Kabaker

6 Places Around the World to Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Mr. William Shakespeare, Bard of Avon! While his actual date of birth is not known (only his baptism was recorded on April 26, 1564), it has been ...

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Italia Nord, Italia Sud, and the Trains that Unite Them

Italy is a strange and wonderful country. It is at once hopelessly inefficient, exasperating, and unfathomable. Its regions are fiercely independent and culturally alien to each other. I had lunch ...

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History in the Making: Springtime in Rome with the ‘Papabile’

Of many places in the world, I always find myself returning to the view that the city of Rome is amongst the most fascinating. My first real-life views of the ...

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