Italy celebrates the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals, on Friday 17 January 2020. Each year an open air stable is assembled by the Italian Association of Livestock Farmers (AIA) at Piazza Pio XII in front of St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. This traditional exhibition of animals, which includes horses, cows...

Rome is famous for its amazing Colosseum, the Palatine, the Roman Forum and of course the Vatican. The trouble is everyone wants to visit, and you could waste a whole day in queues. Alternatively, head for some fascinating archaeological museums and sites within and on the outskirts Rome. Here are ten off-the-beaten-track sites to explore in the Et...

"Italia e Stati Uniti hanno rinnovato il loro perdurante impegno a rafforzare i rapporti bilaterali". È quanto affermano in un comunicato congiunto i due Paesi al termine della seconda sessione plenaria a livello alti funzionari del Dialogo Strategico Italia-USA, ospitata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale a Roma...

Italian resorts aren’t like other resorts because there is no country quite like Italy. This is the diverse and multi-layered land that gave the world the concept of la dolce vita, and what its best hotels and resorts have in common is their strong sense of place mixed with easeful graciousness. Beyond that, however, luxury properties are as varied...

In 1775, the Marquis de Sade wrote of it, “I have never seen anything more striking.” Granted, the crypt was to his tastes. Mark Twain wrote about it in his 1869 book Innocents Abroad. When Twain asked one of the monks what would happen when he died, the monk responded, “We must all lie here at last.” And lie there they do. Some 4,000 Capuchin fria...

A new cooperation project between Enel Foundation and the Fulbright Program, an educational and cultural exchange initiative between the Italian and US Governments, will offer four internships to US students in the fields of electricity, energy transition at large and climate mitigation, to be carried out at Enel Foundation in Rome. The scholarship...

Al via la terza edizione di "Meraviglie - La penisola dei tesori", il seguitissimo programma condotto da Alberto Angela, che sarà trasmesso anche su Rai Italia. Quattro le puntate di questa nuova stagione, che costituiscono un viaggio tra opere, luoghi, sistemi di vita assolutamente particolari che testimoniano la creatività e l’ingegno dei nostri...

While looking for more information on the photos I saw in November at Biblioteca Nazionale di Rome’s Sala Pasolini, I came across a fascinating website (in English!) that provides every single location in Rome frequented by Pier Paolo Pasolini. “Pasolini Roma” provides a virtual tour of sites relevant to Pier Paolo Pasolini’s filmmaking and writing...

The Alberto Sordi Museum and Foundation said Friday it would hold a show marking the 100th anniversary of his birth in the great actor's Roman villa from March to June this year. The foundation proposed the exhibit and the administration of Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi agreed to it, the foundation said.  The show will be in "various areas of the villa...

Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus is set to reopen to the public this spring following a €6.5 million restoration funded by Italian telecommunications company TIM, according to Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. The monumental tomb of Rome's first emperor is destined to become a major draw for tourists, after decades of abandonment, and is expected...