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The Ides of March: Where exactly was Caesar killed in Rome?

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On March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar—the most famous Roman at home and abroad—was assassinated by a group of mutineer consuls in the Senate house, the Curia Pompeii. In a startling quirk of fate, his body slumped against a statue of Pompey the Great, his former political ally turned archrival, who fought the failed bid to stop Caesar from becoming ... Read More »

The Talented Mr. Ripley in Rome

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In the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley, Matt Damon plays Tom Ripley, a man who heads to Italy to force rich American playboy Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) to return to his family. Along the way, his infatuation with Greenleaf and his girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), takes a dark turn—all among the backdrop of 1950s Rome. From the ancient ... Read More »

To Rome with Love: Now + Then

Over the years, director Woody Allen has captured some of the the world’s most iconic cities on film. The most recent to get the auteur’s treatment is “To Rome with Love.” With the movie in mind, we looked to Rome’s past to see the history behind the locations in the film. Hayley and Michelangelo at Fontana di Trevi Fontana di ... Read More »

Photo Friday: Rome Part 3

Today’s behind-the-book tour offers a taste of Rome past and present as we explore the timeless treasures of the Vatican, the fort of Castel Sant’Angelo, and bustling Trastevere, as well as 20th century marvels like the legendary film studio Cinecittà. Hop along for the ride and visit our Flickr for more.         Read More »

Dispatch from Rome: Part 2

Our latest, Chronicles of Old Rome, is about to hit stores, and we’re celebrating by sharing a look behind the scenes. Check out some of our favorite outtakes from our Italian adventure and stop by our Flickr for even more.           Read More »

Dispatch from Rome

The Museyon team travels the globe on the lookout for culture. With so much to see, not everything can make it to the books. Here are some behind-the-scenes outtakes from our upcoming Chronicles of Old Rome. See if you can spot the famous landmarks, then visit our Flickr album for more.         Read More »

Rome: Museyon Style

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  Rome: They don’t call it the Eternal City for nothing. From the ancient empire to the modern day, it has enthralled the imagination. On the silver screen it’s been captured in some cinema’s most iconic films: ‘Roman Holiday’, ‘La Dolce Vita’, and, most recently, in Woody Allen’s brand new ‘To Rome with Love’.   Discover la dolce vita for ... Read More »

After 400 Years, Caravaggio Is Once Again Emperor of Rome

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  When he died somewhere on the Tuscan coast in 1610, 38-year-old painter and provocateurMichelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had already brushed the heights of contemporary artistic fame, struggled through rejection by Roman patrons, fled the law after committing murder, and perhaps found his way back into the aristocracy’s good graces. Somewhere between this talented troublemaker’s first and second acts, death ... Read More »

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