The lake might have been caused by mistake. But many Romans believe that its creation has been fate. Rome’s Ex SNIA lake has become a symbol of civic activism for environmental protection. It has its own park, its own songs and a social center that supports it. As a result, it’s become one of the most beautiful love stories between modern Rome and...

While the lockdowns imposed during the past twelve months have limited our ability to experience all Rome has to offer, many exquisite art exhibitions housed in the city are available to tour via the New Virtual Tours of Civic Museums. The site, launched on February 16th, is an online platform that allows users to virtually discover eight different...

Civita di Bagnoregio, a clifftop village surging out of a valley in Italy's central Lazio region, has been proposed for World Heritage Status by the Italian UNESCO commission. If successful, the "Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio" could enter the prestigious UNESCO list in 2022, in a proposal backed by Civita and the Lazio region with the...

La Bocca della Verità: sounds rather ominous, don’t you think? If you look at it, all stone, stern eyes and wide, gaping mouth, the sense of dread is even stronger. The famous classical times’ “lie detector” was probably, in origin, a rather grandiose manhole, decorating the streets of imperial Rome or, perhaps, the mouth of a fountain. Others beli...

Roman wines are just as palate-pleasing as the capital's signature foods. Here's a look at some wines produced in Lazio so that you can drink like a Roman when in Rome – or at home.  Lazio’s best wine comes from Frascati, a city and wine region around 20 miles southeast of Rome. It's best known for white wines produced from a mix of grape varieties...

A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities. A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the dolce vita lifestyle as gorging on art and culture. Idling around picturesque streets, whiling away hours at streetside cafes, people-watchin...

Italy is ready to let fans back into stadiums in time for Rome hosting European Championship games. Other countries are yet to offer the same assurances. The pandemic-delayed tournament is being staged in 12 cities in as many countries, and UEFA told hosts to let them know by this week about its plans to let supporters into games. Italian Health...

Italy has never wanted for pleasure palaces. At Silvio Berlusconi’s mansion in Arcore, outside Milan, attendees stripteased and beyond at the so-called Bunga Bunga festivities hosted by the former prime minister, who still insists that nothing untoward ever happened at the “elegant parties.” Five centuries earlier, Agostino Chigi, a financier to po...

It was Harlock's first day at coronavirus training school and she already showed promise.  The one-year-old German Shepherd's task on Wednesday morning was simply to place her slightly wet nose on a black tube. "Sniff," encouraged her trainer, Mr Massimiliano Macera, who was quick to reward his furry student with treats whenever nose met tube.  "Sh...

Roccalvecce, in central Italy, is one of the best destinations to come across experiences that can capture your heart and elevate your spirit. It is a centuries-old village where you can encounter history and traditions, breathing the healthy oxygen of its unspoiled nature. It is the ideal destination to practice meditation and soul purification. R...