After spending a few days in Rome, visiting the most famous and marvelous museums in the world, you might want to discover new places that only locals know. Restaurants, museums, parks, shops or “quartiere” as called in Italy, follow this little guide on 10 hidden gems in Rome, Italy you don’t want to miss before going back home. 10 Hidden Gems in...

Among the many marvels of Villa Borghese in Rome is a water clock few may be aware of.  To admire it in all its beauty and engineering prowess, you have to look for it, surrounded as it is by thick vegetation. Placed in a small turret on an islet within one of the many ponds that dot Rome’s most famous park, the clock is located along the aptly-nam...

In 1984, when Kobe Bryant was 6, his father, Joe, uprooted him and his family to Italy to eke out a few more paychecks after an eight-year NBA career. A 6-foot-9 forward, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant had played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the San Diego Clippers and the Houston Rockets, and had now accepted an offer to play for Sebastani Rieti, based in t...

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar™ is a three-week summer program that takes place at Roma Tre University. It is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materi...

They say “all roads lead to Rome”, however the central location of the Italian capital makes it a perfect departure point for day trips in the Lazio region or overnight stays in nearby Abruzzo, Campania, Tuscany and Umbria. The 30 destinations, listed here in alphabetical order, are located between Florence to the north or Rome and Naples to the so...

When looking for a chance to immerse yourself in a fairytale atmosphere, a walk to Villa Torlonia is always a good idea. It may be because of the rich vegetation around, which here appears more “sylvan” than other green city spaces, or perhaps because stopping to admire the architecture of the Casina delle Civette transports us in a moment to a dis...

To many – me included – Rome conjures up visions of ancient architecture, historic sites and lots of amazing food. The thought of walking in the footsteps of gladiators and Roman Senators excites me almost as much as the delicious pizza, pasta and wine. But first to answer the question of: “Where to stay in Rome?” Before answering that question the...

Students and staff at Assumption University lived and studied at Villino Dufault, the university’s Rome campus, for an entire semester during which they were immersed in cuisine, art and culture Italian. The small group of students and staff, which returned to the United States last week, were the first group to spend a semester abroad in more than...

VoloCity is the sustainable future that is so discussed these days. In addition to addressing the traffic problem in the city of Rome, this air-taxi is battery-powered, meaning that it doesn’t emit harmful gases into the environment. The conference entitled “Urban mobility of the future”, which took place in the Roman airport, was the occasion to o...

Not many know that, since 1946, Rome celebrates the new year in an unusual way: a dive from Ponte Cavour at midday, just when the cannons from the Gianicolo ring the hour. The first to celebrate the new year in an embrace with the icy waters of the Tiber was Rick de Sonay, a Belgian man of Italian descent, who would rigorously dive wearing a top ha...