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Girls, Get Naked and Sleep next Sunday Night!—The Eve of St. Agnes

Madeleine undressing (Eve of St. Agnes), John Everett Millais, 1863

St. Agnes is the patron saint of girls, and legend has it that virgins may see their future husbands in their dreams during the night of St. Agnes’s Eve on January 20. For the ritual to work, the young girl was to go to bed without supper, and undress completely before climbing into bed naked. Lying on her back, with ... Read More »

Sistine Chapel at 500

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It’s one of the holiest sites in the Catholic church—and one of the most sacred spots in the history of art. It’s the Sistine Chapel, and it was inagurated 500 years ago on October 31, 1512 by Pope Julius II. All those centuries ago, the pope led mass under Michelangelo’s still-wet masterpiece. Today, 20,000 people a day admire the artist’s ... 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 »

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