When I arrived in Rome, a little more than a year ago, the streets of the Eternal City had emptied. Previously busy thoroughfares looked like metaphysical paintings by De Chirico: unobstructed views down vacant streets were only punctuated by the passing of a single masked pedestrian, the green flash of a pharmacy sign, or the flutter of the plasti...

Easter in Italy is one of the most important holidays of the year; it marks the beginning of the warmer season and launches a period of outdoor activities, including village festivals, concerts, religious rites and processions. The date of Easter changes every year since it coincides with the Sunday following the spring full moon. According to this...

Sunday, May 1 2022. 18:30 – 23:00 EDT. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Doors open at 6.30 PM, Dinner start at 7.15 PM. Register. Pasta competition among Italian Student Societies from the Boston area. Vaccination required to attend. It's that time of the year you were all waiting for...Pasta Chall...

Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north to south, such as lamb, boiled eggs,  savory pies, chocolate eggs and colomba, each Italian region has its own typical dishes or variations on Easter classics. Each region would need its own d...

When most Americans think of Rome, they think of popular landmarks like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. However, a true taste of Roma cannot be captured at tourist attractions, but in the daily beauty of the Italian capital city. Walk down nearly any Roman street and you’ll find ancient structures with Latin inscriptions next to modern buildings...

During the Easter period in Central Italy there are many rites that are celebrated according to ancient traditions and customs the same way it is done for Christmas. But that’s not all, in fact you must know that in central Italy during Easter it is common to prepare dishes of the local culinary tradition. Here you can find out which are the tastie...

What comes to mind when you think of the top Rome attractions? Ancient empires and Renaissance art? Sticky sweet gelato and carbs galore? Cobblestone streets packed to the brim with tourists? Rome definitely has all of these things. But it also has so much more. Though Rome is probably one of the most famous and touristy cities on the planet, it ha...

Rome children's hospital Bambino Gesù has developed what could be a breakthrough in treating aggressive and currently inoperable brain tumours in children. The treatment involves a combination of gene and drug therapy which in laboratory trials inhibited the growth of gliomas, cancerous tumours that form when glial cells grow out of control, usuall...

For Catholics, Easter is the most important celebration of the year. Yes, even more important than Christmas. In it, we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is considered by the faithful the ultimate proof of His divine nature. While Italians, just like many others around the world, are perhaps no longer as connected to their spiritual...

Air travel in Italy shows hopeful signs of recovery from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic as Rome's Fiumicino airport unveils a range of new international destinations ahead of summer 2022. The new routes were announced by Aeroporti di Roma (AdR), the company that manages Fiumicino airport - officially known as Leonardo da Vinci - along with Rom...