In the late 19th century, a banker named Edoardo Cahen purchased the castle of Torre Alfina and the surrounding forests. It’s rumored that his family obtained titles (marquis) and royal support for having supported King Victor Emmanuel II during the key period of the Italian Risorgimento. Cahen spent significant sums on restructuring the castle, wh...

November 7 - December 14, 2018. Hours: Mon - Fri from 10am to 5:30pm. Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 7th, 6 - 9pm. Paintings of modern Rome by New York artist Pamela Talese will be featured in an exhibition opening November 7th at Robert Simon Fine Art at 22 East 80th Street, NY. The group of small-scale oils reflects the painter’s multi-year...

Saturday, November 17, 6:30 PM. Boston Jewish Film - 1001 Watertown Street, 2nd Floor - West Newton, MA 02465. MFA Remis Auditorium. Director: Valerio Ciriaci. Country: Italy. Language: Italian. Running Time: 31 min. Type of Film: Documentary. An intoxicating short documentary, chronicling a day in the life of Rome’s Jewish community. Roman Jews ha...

Between the end of the 1700s and the beginning of the 1800s, cafés were a place for intellectuals, middle class, aristocrats and the penniless to mingle. Regardless of their status, everyone came in looking for something to eat or drink, a shelter from the cold, or – in the case of artists and writers – a place where ideas could be exchanged and in...

A visit to Viterbo’s San Pellegrino district is like a trip back in time: you might feel just like the characters in “Nothing Left to Do but Cry”, catapulted from the end of the 20th to the end of the 15th century. Walking along the narrow alleys between San Pellegrino’s houses, you might think the Middle Ages never ended. Once known as Borgolungo,...

L’Italia è ricca di borghi, castelli, chiese e musei da visitare. Il nostro paese detiene anche il primato per numero di siti tutelati dall’Unesco. Su un totale di 1.031, infatti, l’Italia ne vanta ben 51. Tuttavia, oltre ai luoghi di maggior fama, lungo la Penisola è possibile imbattersi in posti che, o perché abbandonati o perché poco frequentati...

While Italy might be famed for its art, history and food, it is also home to some of the creepiest tourist attractions on Earth, meaning you can celebrate this Halloween by visiting Mussolini's bunker or marvelling at a severed finger. Dark tourism is not a new phenomenon. Medieval pilgrims walked countless miles to visit the tombs of saints and gr...

Autumn is the time of the year when Nature shows us all its surprising colors and shades. In the same way, after the dazzling summer season many Italian cities are full of suggestive and colorful attractions of unquestionable charm, adding extra appeal to the places which are an absolute must to visit. Here we offer a review of the most colorful It...

La storia di Andreas Nota è quella di un ragazzo con le idee chiare, determinato ad inseguire il suo sogno e allo stesso tempo consapevole dell'importanza della formazione personale. Calcio e studio, due percorsi paralleli e di uguale importanza, che Andreas ha scelto di portare avanti con coraggio e con una maturità sorprendente. Finito il liceo,...

An exhibit on movie icon Marcello Matroianni is opening Friday at Rome's Ara Pacis Museum to focus on the actor's self-deprecating irony. A star who refused to be one, Mastroianni is presented to the public through a selection of 600 photos, curated by Gian Luca Farinelli. The exhibit runs through February 17, 2019. Photos, videos and scenes from M...