Last May, the remains of a beautiful Roman mosaic floor were found under a northern Italian vineyard. This caused great excitement and was a fresh reminder of ancient Romans’ huge influence on our wine culture. Roman soldiers who marched north to conquer Gaul, as France was called then, and other parts of Europe carried great amphorae of wine along...

The Roman church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza - a masterpiece of Baroque architecture designed by Francesco Borromini - has undergone the first phase of a major restoration project after it suffered earthquake damage five years ago. The special superintendence of Rome is overseeing the restoration of the magnificent church complex which was designed by...

The expression "ottobrata romana" generally conjures up images of basking in Rome's Indian summer sunshine in October. However the phrase has its origins during the time of the traditional vendemmia, or grape harvest for wine, when Romans would hop on horse-drawn carts and head to vineyards outside the city walls for wine-soaked festivities. This t...

Last July Tirana hosted the conference ‘Montessori Road – I 100 anni del Metodo Montessori. Le case dei bambini nel mondo‘ (Montessori Road – 100 Years of the Montessori Method. Children’s Homes Around the World). The event was organized by the Le Talee Association of Rome, in collaboration with the Opera Montessori of Rome and with the patronage o...

In a city as old and large as Rome, there's bound to be interesting nooks and crannies that fly under the radar. As it turns out, one of those semi-secret spots has been hiding right under the noses of millions of tourists — beneath the Trevi Fountain, to be exact. Federica, the local tour guide behind the Instagram account @livevirtualguide, re...

Its Italian name is “Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti” and composed of 12 ramps and 135 travertine steps, it is considered the widest and longest staircase of Europe, welcoming millions of tourists and Romans who visit at all times of the day. Its central position in the city of Rome allows it to be an inevitable stop for everyone walking through...

The Italian government is to propose Rome as a candidate to host the 2030 Universal Exposition, or Expo, premier Mario Draghi announced on Tuesday. "It is without doubt a great opportunity for the development of the city," Draghi wrote in a letter to the candidates vying to become the next mayor of Rome in elections this weekend. The news was welco...

Netflix is set to air a new series called Luna Park set in the amusement park of the same name against the backdrop of Rome's dolce vita era in the 1960s. The original Italian series will air in 190 countries from 30 September, with Netflix introducing Luna Park like this: "In 1960s Rome, a free-spirited young woman who's grown up at her family's c...

It should be said that in Rome, history is not the only eternal thing. Roman culinary tradition goes through many centuries and can tells us a lot about its city and its people. An what we find out, when we take a walk in the town center, is that Romans are obsessed with food! But what does Roman street food look like? We have selected for you the...

First America, then Rome. Italy of golf is preparing to take up the baton from the United States. After the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin (24-26 September, one week left), the super biennial challenge of the "green" between Europe and the USA will be played, in 2023, at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome), for the first time...