Rome's opera house first opened on the capital's Viminal hill on 1 November 1880 as the Teatro Costanzi, founded by entrepreneur Domenico Costanzi and designed by Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini. Costanzi's self-financed opera house was inaugurated with a performance of Rossini's Semiramide, in the presence of Italy's king and queen, on 27 Nov...

Put on a stylish sunglasses-scarf combo and start practicing saying “Ciao” into the mirror, Denver. Come springtime, there will be a nonstop flight from DIA to Rome.no Norwegian Air will launch seasonal service between DIA and the Italian capital on March 31, the low-cost international carrier announced Tuesday. The flight will be flown on Boeing 7...

NOVEMBER 18, 7:30 PM (reception beginning at 6:30). The Italian Cultural Center. 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, Illusion Theater. IN ENGLISH. Running time: 95 Minutes. Seating is extremely limited for this ONE-NIGHT-ONLY event. ICC Members: $10. Non-Members: $15. BOOK YOUR SEAT UCCELLINI (Little Birds in Italian) is an Italian story of ar...

Thursday, 11/21/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Roma | New York 1948-1964. The Murray and Isabella Rayburn Foundation Before | After (Silvana Editoriale, 2019) by Germano Celant. A panel featuring: Emily Braun, CUNY; Germano Celant, art historian, critic, curator; Laura Mattioli, Founder of CIMA; Isabe...

The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered by many as the world's most important private collection of ancient marble sculptures, will at long last go on public display in Rome next year. Palazzo Caffarelli at the city's Capitoline Museums will display 96 pieces from the priceless collection of 620 ancient sculptures in the exhibition The Torlon...

At the height of its empire, the inhabitants of ancient Rome genetically resembled the populations of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, according to a DNA study published Thursday. The paper is based on genome data of 127 individuals from 29 archaeological sites in and around the city state, spanning nearly 12,000 years of Roman prehistory...

To the ancient Romans, everything was imbued with a divine spirit (numen, plural: numina) which gave it life. Even supposedly inanimate objects like rocks and trees possessed a numen, a belief which no doubt grew out of the early religious practice of animism. There were spirits of a place, of rivers and springs, hills and valleys, the home - and e...

Centrale Montemartini. Industrial archeology meets classic archeology. Centrale Montemartini is one of Rome’s most original museums: it houses about 400 ancient sculptures and floor mosaics inside a former power plant inaugurated in 1912 and inactive since 1963. Since 1997, Centrale Montemartini has housed part of the huge collection of the Capitol...

World War II remains the deadliest war ever fought in the history of mankind. Lasting from 1939 to 1945, as many as 70 million deaths have been attributed to the conflict. The European theater saw some of the bloodiest battles of the war as Allied forces fought to oust German troops from the continent. Following the 1942 defeat of Axis powers in No...

William Shakespeare is one of the most read authors in the English language. “The Bard” was a British poet, actor, and playwright. Despite being such a big name in the world of literature, a lot of his personal life is still a mystery. Shakespeare’s works however, have been turned into movies and graphic novels. They continue to be performed onstag...