Rome's Leonardo da Vinci international airport, known as Fiumicino, is set to open a major new boarding area to travellers on 19 May. Airport management company Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) has invested €400 million in building Boarding Area A, a three-storey structure covering 37,000 sqm and linked to Terminal 1. Construction of the new boarding area,...

Children in Rome's city-run schools, from kindergarten up to junior high school, will be served a special Ukrainian menu from 2 May. Each of the city's municipi, or boroughs, will serve Ukrainian specialities one day next week, beginning with schools in the centre on Monday. The initiative aims to facilitate integration between children and open th...

In late March, I hopped on my first international flight to attend a quarter-long study abroad in Rome, Italy. With course options focusing on art history, communications, architecture, creative writing and the Italian language, the “Rome in Residence” program through UW Seattle seemed like the perfect way to try something new, as I have been solel...

Their position as members of an ancient Mediterranean society meant that any notions of race as we know it today did not yet exist. One main reason for this is that they primarily were not what we would now consider white.  Modern anthropologists have published bodies of research which have been able to provide a full genetic history of Rome demons...

Rome's Università La Sapienza is the top university in Italy according to the 2022-23 ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), a leading consulting organisation and publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities. The rankings, released on Friday, show that La Sapienza is in 37th place at a European level and 113...

With more than 400 facilities, 150 courses with at least 18 holes and golf resorts in super panoramic locations, Italy offers a great opportunity to all golf enthusiasts: combining their favourite sport with a trip to a dreamy setting. Here we have selected for you the most scenic greens, perfect for a top-grade golf holiday. The wine golf course:...

Halfway between finger food and street food, the supplì al telefono is the Romans’ favorite fried food, which they may eat on the go or while sitting down at a trattoria at the start of a meal.   Supplì is a breaded, deep-fried rice croquette with an elongated shape traditionally filled with mozzarella, rice pre-simmered in a tomato-based sauce, an...

Rome's birthday, known as Natale di Roma, falls on 21 April, and this year the city marks 2,775 years since its legendary founding by Romulus in 753 BC. One spectacular event that occurs in Rome's birthday is the Dies Natalis phenomenon at the Pantheon. Each year on this date the midday sun enters the oculus of Rome's Pantheon and creates a disk of...

Rome celebrates its 2,775th birthday on 21 April 2022. The annual event, known as Natale di Roma, is based on the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. For more than two decades an historical dramatic society called the Gruppo Storico Romano has brought history to life by re-enacting battles, events and displays of ancient theatre and da...

Interested in time travel? Then this regal castle in Italy may just be the place, because guests staying here will feel transported right back to medieval times. And best of all? You can rent this castle on Airbnb for less than you may think — to achieve all your time travel goals. The medieval tower, built in 1146, can be found in the town of Tusc...