Val di Comino is a valley in the centre of Italy, in the region Lazio, that includes approximately 20 villages. It’s a territory that holds unspoiled nature, historical villages, tradition and an excellent local gastronomy. The majority of international tourists here, are from England, Scotland and Ireland as many locals emigrated to those countrie...

TRAJAN IS CONSIDERED ONE OF the greatest Roman emperors, having expanded the empire to its largest size. While leading the conquest of Dacia, he ordered the construction of a large forum around 105 CE. The most integral part of the forum was a market. It’s believed the project was designed by Apollodorus of Damascus, an architect and close associat...

The Italian gardens are some of the most beautiful sights to behold. There is the Italian Renaissance garden, a style that emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and France. The style is an inspiration of the Italian traditional ideology of beauty. The landscape and view of the gardens are incredible. One can enjoy the sounds, smells, a...

There may be no more beloved Italian dish than carbonara: hot pasta tossed with a creamy sauce of raw beaten eggs, accentuated with crisp bits of guanciale, and finished with a shower of grated aged Pecorino Romano cheese plus freshly ground black pepper. While it is also made with fettuccine, linguine, or bucatini, spaghetti remains the canonical...

What they say about  Rome is true: a lifetime wouldn’t suffice to learn all there is to learn about her, nor to see all there is to see. Of course there are other cities in the world, and in Italy of course, where art, culture and history left deep marks of their  passage and presence, but no place — and I am sure you’ll agree with me — compares to...

THE FONTANA DELL’ACQUA FELICE OR Fountain of Moses is a large monumental fountain in Rome, which marks the end of the Acqua Felice aqueduct. Completed during the 1580s, the inauguration of this aqueduct was a historic event as it was the first new aqueduct constructed in Rome in many centuries. The name derives from the birth name of Pope Sixtus V,...

Beyond Italy’s famous art cities like Rome, Florence and Naples there’s a rich tapestry of smaller towns and villages to discover and enjoy at a slower and more traditional pace. The association I Borghi più belli d’Italia, “Italy’s Most Beautiful Towns”, was created specifically to protect and promote them. Small towns with a population of up to 1...

Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, has been rated Europe's Best Airport for the third year in a row. The recognition, awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), is in the category of hubs with over 40 million passengers. This is the first time in the history of ACI surveys that the first place is awarded to the s...

La Sapienza University in Rome has appointed Antonella Polimeni as its new rector, the first woman to hold the top position at the university since it was founded by Pope Boniface VIII in 1303. Current dean of the faculty of medicine and dentistry, full professor in the dental diseases scientific-disciplinary sector, Polimeni will be the rector of...

From the early hours of the morning, a perfume invades the alleys and tree-lined avenues of Genzano di Roma, Lazio. Every day, for three hundred years, the scent of wheat mixed with that of chestnut wood bursts out of the ovens and cradles the awakening of Genzano and its tourists. The town that overlooks the volcanic lake of Nemi, inside the regio...