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6 November 2014

The Treasures of Berlin’s Pergamon Museum

Though the eponymous Pergamon Altar has now closed until 2019, there’s still plenty of treasures to explore in this world-class museum.

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25 October 2014

Four Greek Myths to Know Before Visiting Athens

Our top four Greek myths and the sites that tie in to them in Athens.

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Erechtheion, from the south; via Wiki Commons

19 August 2014

Celebrating Augustus, Rome’s First Emperor

On the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death, we discuss his legacy in Rome with archeologist Giulia Facchin.

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28 July 2014

Practical Facts: How to Visit Pompeii

Our docents give the best tips and tricks for how to explore the incredible site of Pompeii, just a short trip from Naples.

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Amphitheater, Pompeii

11 July 2014

Docent Spotlight: Vassilios Dalamagas

This month we spotlight Athens’ docent and historian Vassilios Dalamagas, who shares his love of his city and Greek history with us.

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Athens docent and historian Vassilios Dalamagas

16 June 2014

The Truth Behind Skip the Line Tickets in Rome

Many companies promise “skip the line” tickets for the city’s top sites, the Vatican, Colosseum, and Galleria Borghese. We get to the truth behind what “skip the line” really means.

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10 June 2014

How to Tour the Top Sites Around the Globe

From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.

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The more than 8 million visitors annually, the Forbidden City is Beijing's most touristed site. 

Top tip: Avoid weekend and holiday visits, particularly October 1-3 (China’s National Day is Oct. 1), when the Forbidden City is at its most crowded as visitors also flock from China’s countryside to take in the site.

14 May 2014

Docent Spotlight: Caroline Barron

We chat with docent Caroline Barron about all things London, from what books to read to where to find Roman London.

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13 May 2014

Touring the Colosseum with Kids

We sit down with docent Linda Nolan for her advice on how to bring the Colosseum to life for families.

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18 April 2014

Beneath the Crypta Balbi

We interview archeologist and docent Patrizia Sfligiotti about her time digging at Rome’s Crypta Balbi.

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The Crypta Balbi

3 April 2014

Daytrip from Barcelona: Hidden Girona

Looking for day-trip to escape the bustling barris of Barcelona? Girona may be just the ticket.

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27 September 2013

Revamping Stonehenge: The Environmental Improvement Project

Learn about some new changes happening at Stonehenge, and how they will affect visitors to the site.

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Stonehenge

4 June 2013

Why You Should Skip San Gimignano: 3 Alternate Excursions

We tell you why you should think about skipping San Gimignano, Pompeii, and Siracusa during your next trip to Italy.

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26 April 2013

Ancient Rome Rediscovered

Ancient Rome is more than just the Colosseum, see some of our favorite sites and artifacts.

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The Arch of Constantine gets most of the attention, but only 10 minutes away lies the Arch of Septimius Severus, at the far end of the Roman Forum. Like many ancient Roman structures that dot the city, this arch owes its great state of preservation to the fact that it had been incorporated into a Christian church, another example of the city's continuous recycling of structures.

22 February 2013

Slideshow: Inside Naples

Get an insider’s view on Naples, one of our favorite Italian cities.

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As Italy's third largest city, Naples can be an underrated venue for tourists.  Our Naples Welcome Kit helps unravel the city for visitors, giving inside tips on how to tackle one of Italy's most vibrant cities.

10 February 2013

Guest Post: Introducing the Sustainable Preservation Initiative

Former docent Rebekah Junkermeier introduces us to the Sustainable Preservation Initiative.

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