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When was Rome founded?

Legend holds, Rome was founded by Romulus the 21st of April 753 B.C.. Let's learn something about the foundation of the Eternal City and know more about the events that celebrate the anniversary.



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Julius Caesar: facts and assassination

The Ides (15th) of March 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was assassinated, stabbed 23 times by several conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius. Here's some interesting and less known facts about the life and the death of one of the greatest men of the antiquity.



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Campo de Fiori and the execution of Giordano Bruno

Campo de' Fiori in Rome is one of the most lively squares of the city centre. Street market in the morning, meeting place at night, the square of one of the places of executions of Rome, where the 17th of February 1600 the free thinker Giordano Bruno was burnt alive.



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Valentine’s Day in Rome

How celebrate Valentine's Day in Rome? The Eternal City offers some of the most romantic locations in the entire world, so it won't be hard to find a proper way to spend the night with your beloved. However, before taking a candlelight dinner and walk down the romantic alleys of the city centre, let's discover the history of Valentine's Day in Rome and the legends linked to this celebration.



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Reasons to travel to Rome: Beaches

A day trip to the beaches near Rome is absolutely worth it. Either you prefer the sand beaches on the Tyrrhenian seaside or the green slope of the Castelli Romani lakes, it's a good idea to take a break from the sweltering heat of the city center and discover some less known town around the Italian capital.



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Reasons to travel to Rome: History

When it comes to tourism, Italy, lets say, has it all: history, culture, cuisine, fashion, art, wild nature and beaches. So, what is your reason for traveling to Rome?
In these series of Turtle Tour Blog articles, you will find out our picks of each one of them in the city of Rome!
Here is our pick of HISTORY!



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Plan for a perfect day in Rome!

Since Rome is one of the most tourist visited city in the world, it is easy for a tourist to get lost between all the offers. We suggest to have a perfect day for you and your travel companions!
For us, a perfect day in Rome includes:
1) FUN
2) FOOD
3) HISTORY
4) SIGHTSEEING
5) BREATH-TAKING MOMENTS
So, have a look of our idea!



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What to do in Rome for short stay?

As the saying goes: all roads lead to Rome! But when in Rome, which paths to choose? Especially, when in Rome for a short stay!? We have an idea! Follow the path of movie Roman Holidays on Segway, and discover the Eternal City in only on day



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What is the Mouth of Truth in Rome?

The Mouth of Truth is a marble mask famous worldwide. Located in Rome, it probably depicted the face of a God of Sea, but changed its usage in the Middle Ages, becoming a lie detector. It is still popular nowadays among tourists and Roman families, who come here to test their kids sincerity



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Where to find contemporary art and architecture in Rome?

The MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, is a peculiar mix of contemporary art and architecture and one of the modern wonders of Rome's. It was designed as a multidisciplinary space by the famous architect Zaha Hadid and acclaimed as "her finest built work to date", a true masterpiece located outside the city centre.



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