Millennia before cacio e pepe became one of the Eternal City’s trendiest pasta dishes and a social media sensation, its starring ingredient graced the tables of Roman emperors. Cacio refers to Pecorino Romano in Roman dialect, and its origins go back to the aged sheep’s milk cheese that was prized by the ancient Romans. They depended on it as an im...

Luxury fashion house Fendi is to sponsor the €2.5 million restoration of Rome's Temple of Venus and Roma in the Roman Forum.  Believed to have been the largest temple in ancient Rome, the Tempio di Venere e Roma was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix (Venus the Bringer of Good Fortune) and Roma Aeterna (Eternal Rome). Its construction began in...

From the spot where Rome was founded to the sumptuous residences of Roman emperors, from new openings to 3D-installations, the Palatine Hill offers an exciting glimpse into the history of ancient Rome. Here’s what to see. Cermalus – According to tradition, this is where Rome was founded and where Romulus lived. The site includes huts from the Iron...

Romantic Italy beckons lovers of all ages to its magical countryside. Couples can tour several of its beautiful, historic cities including Milan, Florence, Naples, and Rome. Each of these beloved cities has a unique Italian flavor just waiting to be experienced.  Milan’s history dates back to 400 B.C., and contains many wonderful museums, galleries...

Paese che vai, romano (e soprattutto romanista) che trovi e a Philadelphia (Stati Uniti) c'è Massimo Musumeci: fiero esportatore di romanismo e presidente del Roma Club cittadino. Nella centro abitato più grande della Pennsylvania ha trovato la sua America diventando il capo del Dipartimento di Lingue del Communty College e incontrando la moglie Li...

Photography has always been an excellent companion for travelling around the world, but for some years now it has become increasingly important to share our holidays and discoveries with friends, create amazing profiles on social networks or just have a little fun taking pictures while we discover new places, ethnic groups and cultures.  In our art...

John Francisconi, the general manager of Bank Square Books in Mystic, Conn. Is finishing up a three-week residency at Otherwise Bookshop in Rome. The residency was made possible by Bookselling Without Borders (BWB), the collaborative program between 13 independent publishers that organizes fellowships for booksellers to attend international book fa...

I never quite considered Italy much of a “vacation” spot as much as it is a place for spiritual reorientation. I was there for the last week doing research for a story I’m writing, and although it wasn’t my first time there, there’s always a virginal bliss to Italy. When asked by an American professor at the University of Kansas I met there if I wa...

Fashion, food and history have merged in Rome since toga-wearing partyers swept along marble roads to Bacchanalia festivals. In the modern city, one place encapsulates all those aspects in one polished, bustling square block. Rinascente, an upscale department store with nine locations in Italy, opened an eight-story flagship in the Italian capital...

Summer is now well-underway across Europe and many of us are planning our holiday escape with travel comparison websites and web mapping services. Low-cost air carriers, fast trains, and cross-national motorways have made travelling across the Old Continent a quick and often cheap affair. But let's imagine that cars, trains and planes haven't been...