Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said Friday he was confident that the ATP and WTA Rome clay-court tournament could now be played in September. This year's edition had been scheduled to start at the Foro Italico on May 11, but was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I think that, barring major upheavals, we are going...

The two Chinese tourists who were the first people in Italy to test positive for covid-19 have donated $40,000 for research at Rome's Spallanzani hospital. The Chinese husband and wife, aged 66 and 67 respectively, were hospitalised after falling sick at a hotel in central Rome on 30 January. They were treated at the Spallanzani, a specialist centr...

Poggio Mirteto, Cantalupo, Casperia, Vacone, Configni, Stroncone. Hilltop towns in the ancient land of Sabina, calling to each other across parched patchworks of vineyard and cornfield. Woods, orchards, olive groves. You could drive to these places, of course. But my experience is, when you arrive on foot they are different. They are better. And be...

Villa Gregoriana has reopened, following a prolonged closure due to the covid-19 crisis, with visits by appointment only and masks obligatory. Located in a panoramic spot at the foot of the Roman acropolis in Tivoli, this beautiful park boasts an immense natural, historical and archaeological heritage. The ceaseless work of nature and man has contr...

Packed with history, amazing architecture, museums, churches, and religious relics of days gone by (not to mention another city within the city!), Rome is a wonderful place to explore for a few days. Spend your time taking in the sights, fuelled by fresh, delicious Italian food, and rounding out each day with a Limoncello or glass of delightful Ita...

One of the world’s greatest museums (and a favorite of mine) is the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. With over three million objects from antiquity, its collection is packed with Roman empire treasures excavated at Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, including stunning mosaics and colorful frescoes and the fabulous Farnese collection of clas...

Italian swimmer Ilaria Murzilli from Rome, Italy has verbally committed to Nebraska. She is expected to join the Cornhuskers in the fall of 2021. I am very happy to be able to announce my commitment to swimming and studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I chose this university because I am sure it can give me great opportunities for sports...

Archaeologists have mapped a complete Roman city for the first time using ground-penetrating radar, revealing highly detailed images that they say could revolutionise our understanding of how such sites worked.  As well as a bath house, theatre, shops and several temples, the team from the universities of Cambridge and Ghent have discovered a large...

The Vatican Museums will be free for Italy's public and private doctors, nurses and medical staff for a week as a mark of gratitude for their work during the covid-19 crisis, reports Vatican News. Healthcare workers will also have free entry for the next two weekends to the Pontifical Villas and gardens at Castel Gandolfo, the pope's summer residen...

Un cluster familiare di cinque persone positivo al Coronavirus arrivato a Fiumicino con un volo proveniente dagl Usa. "Un intero nucleo familiare residente a Roma, rientrato in Italia dagli Usa, è risultato positivo al Covid19 e si è posto in auto isolamento contattando prontamente i competenti servizi sanitari della Asl territoriale", le parole de...