Coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Rome are supposed to bring good luck, and fashion house Fendi is hoping rather more than a few coins, 2.8 million euros in fact, will bring it fortune in its restoration project.   Fendi is the latest fashion brand to pitch in and help spruce up the capital, but by no means the only one. The stylists a...

  WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Matthew Lofstrom      Translation by:   After spending four months in Rome, I have now returned back to my life as a student in the United States. For the last two weeks I was abroad, internally, I felt that I was ready to come home. However, upon landing in Philadelphia, I immediately began missing...

Rome, September 19, 2012 The residence of the U.S. Ambassadors to Italy Benvenuti a tutti e grazie per esser venuti a questa presentazione del volume sulla storia di Villa Taverna. Welcome everyone to Villa Taverna and thank you for joining us today for a presentation about a project that has been very important to me and to my wife Rose. First a...

by Mary Tedesco   Exploring and finding our Italian family history helps us not only to understand our ancestors, but also to understand and appreciate ourselves. It is an incredible journey. Some will strive to trace their tree back to the Roman Emperor Constantine while others simply want to discover the names of their great grandparents....

Castel Sant'Angelo, one of the most important monuments in Rome, located on the right bank of the Tiber River, was originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian around 123 AD. Later in the course of history, it became a fortress, a papal residence, a prison and finally, today, a museum.   Built opposite the Campus Martius as a tomb of...

by Raffaele Di Zenzo   SPQR: SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUSThe Senate and the Roman People: A.D. MMXV, MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C. SALVETE OMNES! PAX ROMANA ET PAX AMERICANA SINT SEMPER VOBISCUM. CAESAR AUGUSTUS IMPERATOR, PONTIFEX MAXIMUS IN MONTE CAPITOLINO, ROMAE. SALUTEM PLURIMAM DICIT OMNIBUS IN IMPERIO ROMANO ET IN AMERICĀ PRO MAXIMĀ ROMAE GLORIĀ...

Roma, 5 febbraio 2013Ambasciata Americana Buongiorno a tutti! Ė un vero piacere per me darvi il benvenuto presso la sede dell'Ambasciata Americana, in occasione della conferenza sul ruolo ed il futuro dell'industria farmaceutica Americana in Italia. Ringrazio tutti gli illustri ospiti presenti qui oggi che hanno accettato il mio invito, nonostan...

By Emanuele Pettener Rick Zullo is an American blogger, teacher, and relentless Italophile. He was born in Chicago, raised in Florida, but always dreamt of Italy. After a 17-year career in dentistry, he left the United States to live in Rome where he met his wife.   He is now writing a series of ebooks which strive to decipher Italian cultu...

  WTI Magazine #19    2014 Feb, 28Author : Vino OK      Translation by:   The area is situated in the southern Lazio, in the province of Latina, and extends along the northern and southern coast of the promontory of Circeo, in the Pontine plain. This is a recent wine growing area, given the presence of numerous...

  WTI Magazine #21    2014 Mar, 14Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   In common belief, it is thought that Donato Bramante was born in Milan or rather in Lombardy, but the truth is that he was born in 1444 in Fermignano, a small town near Urbino in the Marche region. In fact, the typical education from the center part of Italy, espec...