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December 19, 2009
- IInd Edition:
Convento dei Padri di S. Bernardo e Chiesa di S. Pudenziana, S. Carlo ai Catinari, Chiesa dei SS. Vincenzo ed Anastasio and Chiesa e Monastero di S. Cosimato.

December 12, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Porta S. Paolo, Interno della Porta S. Paolo, Palazzo Rospigliosi and Chiesa dei Cappuccini.

December 5, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Porta Pinciana and Villa Borghese.

November 28, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Palazzo Madama, S. Niccolò in Carcere, S. Maria in Vallicella, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione and Monastero delle Religiose Filippine.

November 21, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Porta S. Sebastiano, Basilica di S. Sebastiano and Via Appia Antica from Cecilia Metella to Torre in Selci.

November 14, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Palazzo Panfilio, Palazzo Sacchetti sulla Strada Giulia, S. Caterina della Ruota and S. Maria in Monticelli.

November 7, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: S. Clemente, S. Maria in Cosmedin, SS. Nereo ed Achilleo, S. Cesareo and Ruine del Foro di Nerva.

October 31, 2009
Roman Corinth

October 24, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza di Macel de' Corvi, S. Maria in Via Lata, S. Eusebio, Ruine del Tempio di Ercole Callaico, S. Maria in Dominica, S. Maria in Macello Martyrum and S. Maria in Campo Carleo.

October 17, 2009
The Shrine of Mysteries at Eleusis

October 10, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza di Monte Citorio, Piazza di Pietra, Piazza di Colonna Trajana, SS. Venanzio e Ansovino, Chiesa e Monastero dello Spirito Santo and S. Maria Annunziata.

October 3, 2009
Disputed Lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Mardin and Silvan and Malabadi Koprusu.

September 12, 2009
Disputed Lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Diyarbakir.

September 5, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Passeggio di Ponte S. Angelo, Ospizio dei Frati Eremiti, Chiesa di S. Silvestro al Quirinale, Monastero e Chiesa di S. Susanna and Monastero e Chiesa dei SS. Domenico e Sisto.

August 29, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza di Campo dei Fiori, Parte di Campo Vaccino verso il Campidoglio, Parte di Campo Vaccino verso l'Arco di Tito, Piazza delle Quattro Fontane, S. Maria Liberatrice and S. Bernardo alle Terme.

August 22, 2009
Disputed Lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Nemrut Dagi and Harput plus
Basic Istanbul: The Princes' Islands

August 15, 2009 Ferragosto
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza di Termini, Piazza Barberini, Palazzo Pontificio sul Quirinale, Battisterio Lateranense, Giardino Pontificio sul Quirinale and Casino della Villa Peretti.

August 8, 2009
Disputed Lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Birecik, Sanliurfa and Harran.

August 1, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza Navona, S. Pietro in Carcere, S. Giovanni in Laterano, S. Maria Maggiore, Chiesa delle Stimmate di S. Francesco and Casino della Vigna di Papa Giulio III.

July 25, 2009
Disputed Lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Yilanli Kale, Kahramanmaras, Gaziantep and Kilis.

July 18, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza della Rotonda, Piazza del Colosseo, Piazza S. Marco, SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Palazzo Marescotti and Ponte Rotto.

July 11, 2009
Disputed lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Sis (Kozan), Laiazzo (Yumurtalik) and Karatepe.

July 4, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza di Pescaria, Piazza Giudia, Palazzo Mattei, Villa Altieri and Orti Farnesiani sul Palatino.

Fireworks
Baroque fireworks at Castel Sant'Angelo on June 28, 2009.

June 27, 2009
Disputed Lands: Cilicia and Upper Mesopotamia: Introduction, Tarsus, Lampron and Adana.

June 20, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Porta Salaria, Porta Pia, Porta Chiusa, Porta S. Lorenzo, Porta Maggiore, Porta S. Giovanni, S. Pietro in Vincoli, S. Gregorio Magno and Spedale di S. Giovanni.

June 13, 2009
Terminals of the Silk Road: Beijing: The Lama Temple, The Summer Palace and Images of Contemporary Architecture.

June 6, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza Laterale di S. Giovanni, S. Croce in Gerusalemme, S. Sabba Abate, S. Maria in Trevi, Chiesa di S. Marco, S. Maria in Campitelli and Chiesa e Monastero delle Vergini.

May 30, 2009
Terminals of the Silk Road: Beijing: The Temple of Heaven, The Tomb of Emperor Yongle and Scenes of ordinary life.

May 23, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Isola Tiberina verso Occidente, S. Simeone Profeta SS. Celso e Giuliano Collegio Germanico Collegio Clementino.

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You may wish to learn more about the accuracy of Dan Brown's Angels and Demons!

April 25, 2009
Terminals of the Silk Road: Beijing - The Forbidden City.

April 18, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: Piazza di Pasquino, Piazza Montanara, Monte Aventino e Vestigi del Ponte Sublicio, Ripa Grande, S. Eustachio, S. Lucia alle Botteghe oscure and S. Pasquale di Baijlon.

April 11, 2009
Terminals of the Silk Road: Introduction and Xian.

Forty Hours
"Macchina delle Quarant'Ore" in
S. Maria dell'Orto on Holy Thursday 2009. The Forty Hours' devotion is an Eucharistic adoration which became very popular in the XVIth century; Gian Lorenzo Bernini and all the main Baroque architects designed "Macchine delle Quarant'Ore", i.e. elaborate and spectacular chandeliers which were lighted during the prayers. This year the ceremonies held in S. Maria dell'Orto with an old "macchina" were full of grief for the many victims of the earthquake at L'Aquila.

April 4, 2009
Giuseppe Vasi - IInd Edition: S. Giorgio al Velabro and S. Sabina.

March 28, 2009
Basic Istanbul: Topkapi Sarayi.

March 21, 2009
Basic Istanbul: Baroque Istanbul and The End of the Ottoman Empire

March 7, 2009
Rome ten years ago was another City!

February 28, 2009
Basic Istanbul: The Golden Century: IV - Sinan's Last Works, The Heirs of Sinan and Towards the Tulip Era

February 21, 2009
Days of Peace: Discover Multi-ethnic Rome

February 14, 2009
Basic Istanbul: The Golden Century: II - The Age of Suleyman and The Golden Century: III - Suleymaniye Kulliye.

February 7, 2009
Days of Peace: Visiting Rome on a Hop-on-Hop-off Bus.

January 31, 2009
Basic Istanbul: First Ottoman Buildings and The Golden Century: I - From Sultan Selim I to Sinan's first works.

January 24, 2009
Days of Peace: Visiting Rome in the Moonlight.

January 17, 2009
Basic Istanbul: St. Saviour in Chora and Byzantine Heritage after 1204.

January 10, 2009
Days of Peace: Visiting Rome at Dawn.

Buone Feste
The Roman Transportation Board wished "Buone Feste" (Season's Greetings) by placing lights on a very old Circle Line carriage; in the background Porta S. Paolo and Piramide di Caio Cestio

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