Rome is an immense, multifaceted, grandiose capital city. Perhaps the only real metropolis among Italian cities. For an on the road trip, starting from a photo catching a glimpse of the Isola Tiberina, embarking on a cross-cutting route, rather than the architectural grandeur that tells the story and the glories, exploring the most fascinating and...

The 5 most beautiful lakes in Lazio where you can spend your holidays away from the noise of the city and enjoy the spectacle they offer in peace and quiet. The Lake of Nemi Lake Nemi is located 33 km from Rome in the Colli Albani, is 33 metres deep and 1.5 km long and is 316 metres above sea level. Lake Nemi is in the heart of the Castelli Romani,...

Italians call their home country il bel paese for good reason. “The Beautiful Country” more than lives up to such a lofty moniker with miles of gorgeous coastlines, soaring mountains, and lush terrain stretching from the tip of the boot in the south to the peaks of the Alps in the north. Italy is synonymous with incredible food, glorious wine, anci...

These three recurrences in August suggest that a reflection on Europe is timely: the birth of Altiero Spinelli on August 31, 1907; the founding meeting of the European Federalist Movement in Milan on August 27 and 28, 1943; and the death of Alcide de Gasperi on August 19, 1954. Spinelli and De Gasperi, two Italian statesmen, belong to a group of me...

All roads lead to Rome” the popular saying goes about the eternal city. Of course, like for any saying, there is some truth to it. Just like the consular roads end and start from Rome, also one of the most famous historical itineraries was created to connect Rome with the rest of Europe: the via Francigena. Let us see the paths of the Via Francigen...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...

Today in Lazio there are more than 25000 hectares of vineyards, all with their own history, which have given place to the culture of wine in an important Italian wine scene.  The cultivation of wines in Latium has been known since the time of the Etruscans, who already cultivated indigenous varieties of wine, then with the Roman Empire wine became...

When I tell people that I decided to move across the world immediately after graduating high school, to a country where I don’t even speak the language to study for a year, many looked at me like I was crazy. I had planned on attending an American University in the midwest and had everything organized for my August move-in date. As the pandemic bec...

Naples has her sfogliatella, the North plays with the Teutonic idea of krapfen, but Rome… Rome has the maritozzo.  You look at it and it’s perfect: golden and shiny, sliced in a half, its creamy filling perfectly levelled all at the same height by expert hands. All you want to do is bite into it, really. In its simplicity, it’s perhaps the most dec...

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has paid tribute to the victims of an earthquake that devastated entire towns five years ago. Nearly 300 people were killed when a 6.2-magnitude quake struck central Italy in the early hours of 24 August 2016. It was the first of more than a dozen tremors that hit the region over the following months and left tho...