The American Academy in Rome has received a $3 million gift from Musa and Thomas Mayer. The donation was made in honor of Musa’s father, artist Philip Guston, a former Rome Prize winner. With the funds, the academy will establish a new fellowship, the Philip Guston Rome Prize in Visual Arts. “When my father was awarded the Rome Prize in 1948, he wa...

In the ranks of Roman street artists who have recently moved from the Italian Capital city to clients all over the world, Hitnes is certainly one of the most representative and convincing expressions. Born in 1982 and active as a writer since the mid-1990s, this artist becomes over time an excellent illustrator, making his way especially in the rei...

A deep-fried rice ball, known as the supplì, is Rome's quintessential street food. Popular as a starter before pizza or as a satisfying street food snack, supplì are a staple of Roman cuisine. This deep-fried rice ball - not to be confused with Sicilian arancini - is cooked with tomato ragù, coated with bread crumbs and contains a mozzarella heart....

People who are at most risk for heart attacks present a specific genetic marker in the blood and this new and important marker has been identified by an Italian study published in the prestigious journal Plos One. The pilot study permits the prompt identification of people of high risk to be urgently treated, the study said. Coronary heart disease...

Stepping onto the grounds of the Villa d’Este in Tivoli is like taking a trip back in time. The gorgeous complex, totally reimagined under the ownership of Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este in the 16th century, is a testament to the ingenuity and beauty that were hallmarks of the Renaissance period. History of the Villa d’EsteIppolito II, the grandson of...