If you’ve visited Rome, you’ve probably thrown a coin into the famed Trevi fountain. Each year, over €1 million ends up in the water of the spectacular 18th century monument. But where does all this money go? For over a decade, the windfall - collected by a dedicated team every few months - has been contributing to a very good cause. Why do people...

Quacquarelli Symonds has released the fourteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The rankings provide an independent comparative analysis of the performance of more than 1,500 universities in 96 countries and territories, in 55 academic disciplines and five broad areas of study. La Sapienza - University of Rome, which mainta...

In such an ancient and dense place, prioritizing which corners to see can be an overwhelming task. How do you even start to figure out what to do in Rome? To shed some light on that impenetrable question, we've pulled together a list of world-famous sites and lesser-known destinations—museums, markets, archeological and architectural marvels—that w...

Every year on April 21st, the streets of Rome come alive to celebrate the birthday of the Eternal City, which tradition says was founded on the 21st of April 753 BC by the first of its seven kings,  Romulus. According to the famous Latin writer Varro, Romulus, guided by the astrological calculations of the physicist Lucius Tarutius Firmanus, establ...

The artificial lake in Rome's EUR district, known to Romans as the laghetto, could open to bathers within five years thanks to a plan to make its waters suitable for swimming. Rome's water management company ACEA has begun carrying out studies commissioned by the company that owns the lake, EUR Spa, which in turn is 90 per cent owned by Italy's fin...

Rome deserves a trip in every time of the year: with its majestic monuments and unforgettable corners, in every season the eternal city can be a beautiful destination for a holiday in Italy. However, springtime - with the blossoming season at its top - gives the opportunity to admire Rome at its best way, also thanks to the daylight becoming longer...

The Circus Maximus, a sprawling amphitheater nestled between the Palatine Palace and the Aventine Hill, epitomized the grandeur of ancient Roman entertainment. Originally a venue for celebratory games, it blossomed into a multifaceted arena under the influence of Greek chariot racing, hosting diverse events like animal hunts and triumphal processio...

The delights of Italy are universal: clinking Negronis in Rome, spinning a Riva through Venice’s Grand Canal, island-hopping off the shores of Sicily, all interlaced with hefty doses of wine, mozzarella, and art. It’s this limitless allure that has travelers from all over the world descend on the boot with near insatiable fervency, and often all at...

Whether you're single or in a couple, fantasise about a formal or symbolic union with your soulmate, or even if marriage isn't on your mind at all, our Top 10 of the best wedding venues in Italy in 2024 is tailor-made for dreaming. Foreign couples will find the most welcoming love nest for their perfect Italian destination wedding. We've carefully...

Rome's Baths of Caracalla has unveiled a pool whose waters reflect the ruins of the ancient bath complex 1,800 years after its construction in the second century. The large rectangular pool, whose title Lo Specchio translates as "The Mirror", is intended to highlight a harmonious interplay between the ancient and the contemporary. The pool was the...