Tag Archives: Aeneas

Umbria’s Cascata delle Marmore waterfall – a great day out for all the family

The Ancient Romans were brilliant engineers. You only have to look at the Coliseum in Rome or drive along one of their dead-straight roads, many of which are still in use today, to see it. But did you know they also … Continue reading

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Happy 2768th Birthday Rome, 21st April!

Murder, myth and mystery surround the founding of the Italian city of Rome. According to one story, the founder was a Trojan hero, while another tells of 2 brothers fighting it out for the prize. Whatever the truth, Rome traditionally … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March!

Caesar : Who is it in the press (crowd) that calls on me? I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music, Cry ‘Caesar!’ – Speak! Caesar is turn’d to hear. Soothsayer : Beware the Ides of March. Caesar : … Continue reading

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