The visitor experience at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome has been further enriched with the opening to the public of a reconstructed ancient home housing a prayer room with frescoes dedicated to Roman and Egyptian deities. The frescoes on display come from an early second-century "domus" which was unearthed in the 19th century, near the eastern gym...

The Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, constitute a unique and exceptional testimoney of the ancient Etruscan Civilization, the only urban civilization of the pre-Roman Age. The frescoes inside the tombs – true-to-life reproductions of Etruscan homes – are faithful depictions of this disap...

Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, has been rated Best European Airport for the fourth time in the last five years. The important international recognition, awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), is in the category of hubs with over 40 million passengers. "Those who know this airport will not be surprised" -...

This summer, there is even more reason to get lost in the wonders of Borghese Gallery. From the 14 June, visitors can admire one of the latest works from Tiziano Vecellio, Nymph and Shepherd, which has arrived in Rome as part of an exchange programme between museums. The magnificent oil painting comes from the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna and...

On the placid waters of Lake Bolsena in central Italy is the mysterious island of Bisentina, which takes its name from the nearby ancient Etruscan-Roman town of Bisenzio. Isola Bisentina is the largest of the two islands found on Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, with a circumference of 43km, located in the Tuscia area, between Rom...

Rome is to launch the city's first Virtual Reality Bus, an immersive 3D experience which brings to life the central archaeological area of the capital. From 23 June it will be possible to travel among the ruins of ancient Rome and discover how they were 2,000 years ago, with the Virtual Reality Bus, a 16-seater vehicle equipped with cutting-edge te...

Spring has sprung in the Eternal City, and along with the warm Mediterranean sunshine comes oppor-tunities to experience Italy like never before. In recent weeks restrictions on travel for international tourists have eased and there is a palpable excitement among the Italian-American community here in America. Flights are being booked and daydreams...

Right now, the Italian property market is absolutely booming. And I mean BOOMING. In my nearly 8 years of working in the real estate and holiday rentals industries in Italy, I have never seen the market as buoyant as it is now. Many people who were once originally looking in areas such as Tuscany or Puglia have become priced out of the market due t...

Rhynn Paulsen returned in mid-December from a study abroad trip to Rome. She called it a transformative experience. She heard about the Rome opportunity when a professor visited the honors chemistry class she took last year. Although she chose to attend St. Thomas for its various study abroad programs, going to Rome was not part of her original pla...

On Monday, June 20, the first Gala Dinner of We the Italians, the media company dedicated to the Italian American community, will be held at the Foreign Ministry Circle. Guests of honor will be members of the board of the National Italian American Foundation, the most important institution representing the 20 million Italian Americans. The gala din...