Since both my driving and language skills are severely challenged in Italy, I always hire Marcello, a driver/interpreter, when I’m researching a new novel. A few years ago, Marcello and I were speeding along the highway hugging the western bank of the Serchio River north of Lucca when we saw a mammoth stone footbridge at Borgo e Mazzano. Its beauti...

Sientists have long puzzled over the elusive recipe for ancient Roman concrete, which has withstood the test of time better than any of the concrete that’s been poured in the 20th century. Now, Time reports that Maria Jackson from the University of Utah claims to have unravelled the mystery, and furthermore believes that the ancient Roman process c...

With so much to see and do in Rome, from museums to galleries, ancient ruins and the beautiful chaos of the city to get lost in, it can sometimes seem overwhelming when it comes to finding the right place to sample the traditional local fare.  There are some things you just can’t miss when you’re visiting Rome and while you’re working through your...

Durante una cerimonia nella sede dell’Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti d’America a Roma, l’ambasciatore Lewis M. Eisenberg ha restituito all’Italia due beni culturali appartenenti al patrimonio italiano che erano stati individuati grazie a indagini dal Comando Carabinieri TPC e dal Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Si tratta della Lettera di San...

Enjoy these 8 great free sights and pleasant walks in Rome, even though this city is expensive…I’ve visited Rome enough times to know that I no longer want to mooch shoulder-to-shoulder traipsing around this city, whilst moving amongst a flood-tide of tourists. Nor do I want to pay for everything that I visit as I just don’t have that much surplus...

The idea first came when, pregnant with my elder child, I visited Israel with my husband, Claude. We had a stopover in Milan on the way back, and while we were in the airport, we watched an American toddler roll on the floor like an animal, her sweatpanted mother and father barely registering her existence. Next to them, a French child of the same...

Italians from around the country paraded through Rome’s ruins and its most prominent shopping street on Sunday in a loud and lively celebration of people with disabilities, a group that remains largely unseen in the country. “An inclusive world is a better world,” Carmelo Comisi, the founder of the event, said. “Italian culture has to be changed.”...

Promuovere l’immagine unitaria dell’Italia, anche attraverso l’immenso patrimonio storico, culturale e sociale di paesi e borghi che impreziosiscono l’offerta turistica del nostro Paese. Questo l’obiettivo del protocollo d’intesa firmato oggi a Roma da ACI ed Enit. Con questo accordo la capillarità territoriale di ACI, composta da 106 sedi locali,...

Both a haven and a springboard for exploring Italy and the rest of Europe, Loyola’s Rome Center has been attracting generations of families like the Turanos since opening its doors in 1961. Ivy League schools are known for their legacy enrollments: students who attend because their parents attended and so on through the generations. It’s a point of...

A Roma, presso il Centro Studi Americani, si è svolta la cerimonia consegna del volume “Raccontami l’America” - edito per i 10 anni del Premio Giornalistico Amerigo – ai giornalisti che hanno ottenuto il riconoscimento. Tra loro anche Paolo Pagliaro, direttore dell’agenzia giornalistica 9colonne, premiato nel 2013. Durante la cerimonia è stata most...