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The Elephant and the Obelisk


The marble elephant was sculpted in Italy between 1665 and 1667. It carries an Egyptian obelisk, made of pink granite, that is over two thousand years older. What brought the elephant and obelisk together?

The Elephant and the Obelisk2021-09-22T16:52:43+01:00

The Tiberina Island


The boat-shaped island is perched in the middle of the River Tiber, close to the heart of Rome. It takes only a minute to walk from east to west but this island boasts two hospitals, two churches, three bridges and countless stories.

The Tiberina Island2021-09-22T16:52:38+01:00

The Route to Rome


It is the autumn of 1943. Imagine picking your way in the dark, down uneven stone steps to the cove. This is the first part of your journey from Ischia, through German-held territory, to occupied Rome.

The Route to Rome2021-09-22T16:52:33+01:00
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