Two of Italy's leading contemporary art institutions have launched a peaceful, symbolic protest against the violent response by Iran's security forces to a wave of demonstrations over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The Milan Triennale and the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome invite visitors to leave a small lock of their ha...

In my article “Rome’s Newest Museum, History Seen Through Kitchenware and Cookbooks”, published here in May 31, I mentioned that one of the Museum founder Rossano Boscolo’s most prized possessions, on display there, is Bartolomeo Scappi’s Opera dell’arte del cucinare, the first illustrated (32 engravings) printed cookbook, dating to 1570. It was pu...

Rome’s historic centre is a labyrinth of cobbled backstreets emerging onto open piazzas. But what you see on today’s street level tells just half the city’s story. Buried beneath Rome’s piazzas is a hidden world of mammoth ancient structures that rival the ground-level wonders of the Pantheon and the Colosseum and preserve some of the city’s most s...

The Catacomb of Commodilla, currently undergoing restoration, will open to the public for the first time ever by the inauguration of the Jubilee of 2025, according to the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archeology. Constructed in the fourth century, the catacomb is located near the ancient Via Ostiensis and not far from the legendary site of St. Pa...

Rome is a strange city: it’s a huge, chaotic metropolis where ancient and modern not only coexist at close quarters, but even blur together. Those who were born and raised there often forget it; those who come to visit, sooner or later, realize it: Rome is wild. Beneath the makeup and lights of modernity, the great urban jungle is, for all intents...

Looking for the best Rome underground sites? Like the catacombs, the Colosseum, and the source of the Trevi Fountain? Find out how to see a whole other Rome beneath the surface. Rome has been here nearly 3000 years. Can you imagine it all just staying the same through time? Of course it didn't. It was like a living breathing thing that grew and shr...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

Some call it “the factory of dreams”. Federico Fellini described it as his “ideal place, the cosmic void before the Big Bang”. Through moments of glory, international fame and deep crisis, Cinecittà–the City of Italian Cinema–has shaped the perception of Italy around the world. And like many other modern cultural institutions in this country, its b...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7 PM. Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston - 1101 Milford Houston, Texas. Price: $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Buy tickets here. Roman Law stands at the heart of the Civil Law traditions worldwide, as distinct from the Common Law we know in the United States. The Romans developed their systems of law o...

The Italian capital of Rome is not only known for boasting some of the most famous historical sights in the world, it’s also the home of some really great food. In addition to the classic Italian foods, Rome has some unique dishes specific to the city. Typically food from Rome is simple and basic, yet rich in flavour, and ingredients are based on t...