You can visit Rome a million times, but you never get tired of it. That’s why they call it “Eternal”. Here, eight of the best Roman museums, galleries and palazzi that amaze with art and history, making you breathe, even centuries later, the importance of the Eternal City: 1. PALAZZO ALTEMPSIn Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, Palazzo Altemps is an archit...

When I moved to Viterbo, life became slower overnight. I was encouraged to embrace a completely different way of living than what I knew as an American. A new lifestyle of shopping at morning markets and getting my bread from the Antico Panificio Pianoscarano, a stalwart since 1930, and sipping my espresso at the local bar. Viterbo is a living post...

On April 27, 2023, the romantic train of the 1920s will depart from Rome: Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express. It is a journey through time, through the 17 restored historic carriages. From the magnificent capital of Italy you will embark on a magical adventure to discover the city of love. This luxury journey allows you to admire the train's period deta...

The 2022 edition of Tevere Day, a celebration of Rome's river Tiber, will be held on Sunday 9 October from 09.00 until sunset. The city will stage about 100 Tiber-related events for all ages, embracing sport, music, culture and history, spanning 84 kilometres of river, from Nazzano to Fiumicino. Tevere Day sporting events include rowing, cycling, f...

The Barberini Vineyard, planted on the Palatine Hill in the heart of the Colosseum Archaeological Park, officially becomes part of the “Iter Vitis Routes”, the Council of Europe’s cultural itineraries created to promote and preserve the tangible and intangible European heritage of wine and viticulture. In the area of Vigna Barberini, named after th...

Among the contributions to improving the condition and reputation of Italians in America that are wrongly less remembered is unfortunately still that of Sicilian physician Vincenzo Sellaro, co-founder of the first Italian hospital in America and Ordine dei Figli d'Italia in America (now the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America). The Sicilia...

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli inaugurated a two-week light show on the façade of St Peter's Basilica, telling the story of the first pope, at the Vatican on Sunday night. The eight-minute video charting the life of the apostle will light up St Peter's each night until 16 October - from 21.00 to 23.00 - with a projection every 15 minutes. Cardinal Ma...

On Thursday, the 6th of October from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, The American University of Rome will host Rome's leading organizations concerned with delivering American degrees, both here and in the United States. Alongside representatives from AUR's faculty, staff, and admissions team will be colleagues from Education USA, Fulbright Italy, St. John's Un...

Two of Italy's leading contemporary art institutions have launched a peaceful, symbolic protest against the violent response by Iran's security forces to a wave of demonstrations over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The Milan Triennale and the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome invite visitors to leave a small lock of their ha...

In my article “Rome’s Newest Museum, History Seen Through Kitchenware and Cookbooks”, published here in May 31, I mentioned that one of the Museum founder Rossano Boscolo’s most prized possessions, on display there, is Bartolomeo Scappi’s Opera dell’arte del cucinare, the first illustrated (32 engravings) printed cookbook, dating to 1570. It was pu...