Rome's Palazzo Poli contains a secret walkway, leading to a viewing area at the summit of the Trevi Fountain, which could soon be open to visits by the public. This is according to ambititious plans announced by the National Institute for Graphics which is housed in the noble palace behind the Trevi Fountain, as reported by Rome daily newspaper Il...

Si è svolta questa mattina in Piazza Battisti, davanti al monumento ai Caduti di Nettuno, la cerimonia ufficiale per le celebrazioni del 76esimo anniversario dello Sbarco Alleato. Presente il Sindaco della Città di Nettuno Alessandro Coppola, il Sindaco della Città di Anzio Candido De Angelis e le autorità civili e militari del territorio. Presente...

Long before the modern lie detector and its harmlessly jittering graphs and wires were invented, the superstitious and untruthful faced a much more severe fate between the jaws of the Bocca della Verità, or Mouth of Fate, an ancient carving which is said to bite the hands off of liars. While no one is exactly sure when or why the frieze was created...

As Italy celebrates the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini, we outline some of Rome's sites most associated with the great Italian film director who died in 1993. Trevi FountainThe landmark most readily associated with Fellini is without doubt the Trevi Fountain, whose baroque majesty played a central role in La dolce vita (1960). The film'...

In the same spot where hundreds of soldiers met their fate during a operation to draw the entrenched Nazi army away from a planned landing in Anzio, visitors and residents gathered and prayed, as a priest blessed the area. A short time later, in a salute to the Texas troops, those in attendance each tossed a single yellow rose into the swirling wat...

The average hot tub costs around $2500. Throw in maintenance costs, a new swimsuit and a privacy fence to keep your neighbor from seeing your beer belly, and you’re looking at closer to $4000. If the residents of Saturnia heard that, they would probably fall on the floor laughing. They don’t pay a dime for their hot tub, and it’s state of the art....

Rome will install 34 new brass cobblestone memorials to victims of the Holocaust at various locations throughout the capital, from the historic centre to the suburbs, on 13 and 14 January. The memorials will be dedicated to Jews and partisans, including women and children, who were either deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp or ki...

Teeming with character and brimming with personality, Rome is a city of contradictions; loud, gritty and frenetic; charming, beautiful, and captivating. Visitors quickly learn to take Rome as they find it; what you see is what you get with the Eternal City, and what you get is a truly memorable experience. Nevertheless, it’s always worth taking cer...

2019 was an important year for Italian sport thanks to the many victories achieved at international level by Italian athletes of different disciplines. Seven endeavors, in particular, deserve to be remembered for their historical value. Below are the protagonists of these extraordinary sporting successes. Filippo Tortu, a 21-year-old athlete born i...

One of Rome’s most mysterious places, the underground Basilica of Porta Maggiore is being restored and partially reopened to the public.  A place of worship deliberately built underground in the 1st century AD, the Basilica was, according to some, the seat of magical rituals; for others, it was the burial place of the wealthy family of the Statili,...