Rome is not simply a city for the Romans: it is much more. The universally recognised Caput Mundi mixes pure soul and authentic emotions. It is a place where official history is interlaced with ordinary people's lives. Romans are people who can hardly keep quiet in a dialogue.  No matter if they are in a bar, at the market, on the bus or in the squ...

Rome's La Sapienza University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Anthony Fauci, the US infectious diseases expert and covid advisor to President Biden. The recognition was given to the American immunologist for his "fundamental role" in the study of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. La Sapienza said the honour was awarded "with particular...

As every year since 2012, World Snow Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of January. Sponsored by the International Ski Federation, the event aims to promote skiing and snowboarding, which have declined among all winter sports in recent years. Therefore, the initiative is aimed at reversing this negative trend and bringing people closer to snow-r...

Vita da Carlo (Life As Carlo) is the newish Italian comedy series I discovered on Amazon Prime while searching for something that would make me laugh. Gosh, with the virus spiking and hospital beds overflowing, I was desperately seeking an infectious comedy. This one fits the bill! If you like the offbeat humor of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sei...

Il valore di un viaggio si apprezza anche attraverso la degustazione di prodotti tipici locali abbinati alla cucina tradizionale. Per gli amanti della buona tavola, l'Italia è sicuramente una delle mete migliori. Forse non tutti sanno che ogni regione della penisola vanta una propria identità enogastronomica che varia molto da nord a sud. Visitando...

The Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine hill is widely regarded as the most beautiful early Christian church in Rome. It is the oldest church to have preserved its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style, providing a glimpse into what churches from that time, including the original St. Peter’s Basilica, may have looked lik...

In a year of visits, you might only make a significant dent (at best) in everything there is to see here. Still, it’s possible to get a real feel for the culture of the Eternal City – and the world – through a cross-section of the best ones, with a museum for every age and mood. From walks among ruins in the Roman sunshine to explorations in opulen...

After spending a few days in Rome, visiting the most famous and marvelous museums in the world, you might want to discover new places that only locals know. Restaurants, museums, parks, shops or “quartiere” as called in Italy, follow this little guide on 10 hidden gems in Rome, Italy you don’t want to miss before going back home. 10 Hidden Gems in...

Among the many marvels of Villa Borghese in Rome is a water clock few may be aware of.  To admire it in all its beauty and engineering prowess, you have to look for it, surrounded as it is by thick vegetation. Placed in a small turret on an islet within one of the many ponds that dot Rome’s most famous park, the clock is located along the aptly-nam...

In 1984, when Kobe Bryant was 6, his father, Joe, uprooted him and his family to Italy to eke out a few more paychecks after an eight-year NBA career. A 6-foot-9 forward, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant had played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the San Diego Clippers and the Houston Rockets, and had now accepted an offer to play for Sebastani Rieti, based in t...