Celleno, a small town located north of Rome rises from the strong coronavirus attack and is the first Italian town to launch guided tours live on Facebook pending the opening of the borders and reveal its hidden beauty and charm to the world. The small and pretty village of 1300 inhabitants called Celleno, located in the green province of Viterbo a...

Rome in Latium, central Italy, is the capital of the Roman Empire. The great city is said to have been founded by Romulus, who was raised with his brother Remus by a she-wolf. He was a descendant of the prince Aeneas, who escaped his home city of Troy after it was sacked by the Greeks. However, the city’s origins are likely to have been slightly le...

L’emergenza Covid stravolge un sistema culturale e economico che vale più di 700 milioni: è quello alimentato dalle Università americane che hanno sede e programmi di studio in Italia, più di 160 istituti basati soprattutto a Roma (una sessantina) e Firenze (una cinquantina) che accolgono ogni anno circa 35mila studenti stranieri e danno lavoro a 1...

George Floyd nei panni della Statua della Libertà con un cartello in cui chiede giustizia e la Carta dei Diritti stretta in una mano. E' la nuova opera di Harry Greb, lo street artist noto alle cronache per aver realizzato, nei giorni scorsi, un murale di fronte all'ospedale Spallanzani dedicato a chi non ha potuto abbracciare i propri cari. In que...

The spectacular tradition of rose petals fluttering down through the oculus of the Pantheon is scheduled on Sunday 31 May from 10.00 following Mass for the Feast of Pentecost. However, due to the covid-19 crisis, this year the annual tradition will take place behind closed doors for the first time, broadcast live from the Pantheon's official websit...

ANCIENT ROME’S BRUTAL GLADIATORIAL games have lived on in legends and stories long after the games themselves ended. The Colosseum is an impressive architectural feat that continues to draw in vast numbers of tourists every year. But another, lesser-known historic attraction stands nearby: the ruins of the Ludus Magnus, the Great Gladiatorial Train...

Rome has cancelled the military parade that traditionally marks the Festa della Repubblica, a national public holiday on Tuesday 2 June, due to the covid-19 emergency. The major parade, comprising thousands of members of Italy’s army, navy and police forces, is normally held along Via dei Fori Imperiali. Another popular event on the day has also be...

The Fontana dell’Acqua Paola (Acqua Paola Fountain) is one of Rome’s most famous sites and has appeared in movies and songs. Also known as Fontanone del Gianicolo (“the big fountain on the Janiculum”), it rises at the top of that hill. It was commissioned by Pope Paul V, born Camillo Borghese, to celebrate the redevelopment of the Aqua Traiana aque...

Raffaello 1520-1483, hailed as the world's greatest Raphael show, is to reopen on 2 June, on the occasion of Italy's national day, Festa della Repubblica. The much-anticipated news will see the blockbuster exhibition - held on the 500th anniversary of Raphael's birth - extended until 30 August. The "unprecedented" show dedicated to the High Renaiss...

May 26 at 1pm. $10 Webinar presented by Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe. Click here for more info & to register. Organized by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Entertainment during the Roman Empire looked quite different than what we seek in modern times. Let’s discuss what a gladiator actually is (professional vs slave), how the Colosseum provided a...