A large fresco dating from the Middle Ages has been discovered in a church on Rome's Aventine Hill, after being hidden behind an exterior wall for 900 years, reports Italian news agency ANSA.Dating to the mid-12th century, the intact fresco was found on the counter-façade of the Church of S. Alessio and is described as being in extraordinarily good...

After two successful clinics led by John Franco, Mark Cardillo and Roberto De Franceschi in Rome and Nettuno last summer, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) returns to Italy for a series of youth baseball and softball clinics from July 13-19, 2019. Italian baseball and softball players born between 2003 to 2012 are invited to participa...

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved Olympics-style ‘Motorsport Games’ for 2019, where racers will stand a chance to win medals. The decision was announced by the FIA as WMSC approved an Olympics-style ‘Motorsport Games’ in its meeting on Friday in Paris, where racers will perform and stand a chance to win medals for their respective countrie...

When travel dreams take people to Europe, Italy is often their first stop. There’s something seductively charming about this country, its people and “la dolce vita.” I always feel at home in Italy, whether struggling onto a crowded bus in Rome, navigating the fun chaos of Naples, sipping a cocktail in a Venetian bar or sitting on the banister of Fl...

“The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari.” Richard Burton once quipped about Elizabeth Taylor during their passionate love affair and jewelry rendezvous at the famous Bulgari store on Via Condotti in Rome. While I would bet that Taylor knew more Italian, it’s a perfect line for a couple who were some of the many stars who helped the bra...

The Festival second edition will take place November 2020. Submissions are now open for the SHOW CATEGORY, including full productions of any and all theatrical genres including new plays, musicals, adaptations, revivals, devised work and experimental work. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 To submit your SHOW: Download the official OnStage!...

After its first successful edition in 2014, the educational show series “Viaggi nell’Antica Roma” is back! And with 140,000 visitors just since the inauguration in April, it is clear a wide audience has welcomed the initiative with enthusiasm. Curated by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, the “archaeo-show” branches out into two independent itinerarie...

Former Roma captain Francesco Totti left his position within the club's management on Monday in a move that will increase fan opposition to the team's American owner. While he has been a technical director since retiring from playing two years ago, Totti said he was left out of decisions about the hiring and firing of coaches and moves in the playe...

Often called the guardian of the Eternal City, the Castel Sant’Angelo has dominated vistas on the west side of the Tiber River as it bends toward the Vatican for almost two millennia. An imperial burial chamber, an asylum for hundreds, a courtly fortress for Popes, a prison for torment, and lastly a stately, national museum, Castel Sant’Angelo has...

Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 PM. The Etruscans: One of Three Great Civilizations in Italy. Presented by Francesco Bonavita. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Who are t...