Imagine the U.S. building a statue of Ho Chi Minh in the middle of New York City. Or one of Nikita Khrushchev in Washington DC. As unlikely as its sounds for a mighty empire to build such a monument to a once-great, potentially vanquished foe, that's how Ancient Rome used to roll. No matter what your high school history teacher told you, the Romans...

That Italy is beautiful goes without saying: I may be partial to the fairness of my own country, but I think the whole world has pretty much agreed on it, as heralded, for instance, by the large amount of UNESCO heritage sites in the country. What many may not know is that Italy, just as every country, doesn’t only have beautiful and historically r...

Inspired by the iconic city of Rome, Ferrari designers say the new swooping, minimalist design of the Ferrari Roma pays homage to the carefree vibrant life of that city in the 1950s and ’60s. Believed to have been designed to compete with the Aston Martin Vantage & Mercedes AMG GT, the Roma encompasses Ferrari’s award-winning turbo V-8, with 611 ho...

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...