342 video prodotti da 286 partecipanti in 47 paesi. Sono i numeri da record del concorso video lanciato dalla Farnesina attraverso la community globale di Zooppa e rivolto a giovani creativi italiani e stranieri nel mondo. Obiettivo, promuovere il concetto “Vivere ALL’Italiana”, veicolando un’immagine del Paese che ne esalti l’arte, la cultura, la...

While Rome entices with its extraordinary monuments, Trastevere, one of its many distinct neighborhoods, captures the traveler’s heart. Trastevere, which translates literally to “across the Tiber,” was once considered the outskirts of Rome. Allowed to develop its own flavor and now part of il centro storico, it’s the perfect place to glimpse a bit...

70 kilometers from Rome, perched on the slopes of the Simbruini Mountains, at an altitude of 1,000 meters, Cervara di Roma is known as the ‘artists’ village,’ as its picturesque beauty has attracted for centuries artists from all over Europe. The painter and inventor Samuel Morse described it this way: “There is something strangely grandiose about...

Jetting to Italy from Washington, D.C., just got a little easier: Italian airline Alitalia launched nonstop flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to Rome Thursday. Alitalia will offer direct flights between Virginia's Dulles International Airport and Rome's Fiumicino International Airport five times per week on the Airbus A330-200, w...

Homemade pasta, beautiful churches, delicious gelato, glamorous haute couture and a cultural history like nowhere else. There's already a legion of reasons to visit Italy, but 2019 brings another as the country its celebrates one of its original artistic exports: Leonardo da Vinci. May 2 marks 500 years since the death of the original Renaissance m...

One of the largest film lots in Europe is back in the hands of the Italian government, with $74 million to spend on a revitalization effort. With the help of a 30 percent tax break on foreign film shoots, the plan is to bring big-name business back to the historic grounds. Netflix Inc. and RAI, Italy’s national public broadcasting company, already...

There’s a greater sense of ‘going native’ on holiday when you take the decision to travel like a local, not to hire a car or join a package holiday, but to let the train take the strain. Of course, it all looks straightforward, but occasionally things can go wrong – and even if the challenge is quite fun, a few tips can save confusion and frustrati...

We might as well get the cliches out of the way: Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius of unparalleled stature. During the course of his life, he created some of the greatest paintings of his (and any other) age, as well as inventing machines and recording anatomical observations that wouldn’t be surpassed for centuries. However, we often overlook the som...

Many artists worked at the Trinità dei Monti convent, next to the church of the same name, opposite the iconic Piazza di Spagna’s 18th-century staircase. One of them was Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820), who decorated the cell for father Le Sueur – one of the convent’s erudite monks – with a run-down Pantheon meant to inspire meditation on the...

Without a doubt, the city of Rome, also known as the 'Eternal City' has touched the hearts and minds of many. Proverbs such as "All roads lead to Rome" are no accident but instead come about due to the enormous feats that this empire created, such as an impressive road network of over 50,000 miles spreading its culture, politics, trade, commerce an...