April 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley Speaker/Performer: Ingrid Edlund-Berry, University of Texas at AustinSponsor: Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in For many centuries the Tuscan landscape has provided the setting for hilltop cities and towns, undulating hills covered with olive...

This May 24, red rose petals will rain from the "eye in the sky" of Rome's Pantheon, meant to symbolize the tongues of fire in one of the most famous episodes in the "Acts of the Apostles". The disciples and Mary were in Jerusalem, having dinner together (probably in the home of Mark's mother).   It was Pentecost – the Hebrew holiday ce...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : John Cabot University      Translation by:   Many inventions that we take for granted today – from roadways to concrete and even our calendar – have their origins in the ancient world. Some were invented in Ancient Rome, and others were perfected by the Empire as it absorbed technologies from the ci...

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...