by Chiara Beghelli   For a great number of travellers the ideal vacation is not made up of extreme adventures or exhausting city-tours. Quite the contrary: for them, relaxation and distance from the chaos and the stress of the daily routine seems to be the preferred solution.   These travellers seek a secluded lifestyle similar to tha...

Long before the modern lie detector and its harmlessly jittering graphs and wires were invented, the untruthful faced a much more severe fate between the jaws of the Bocca della Verità, or Mouth of Truth (or Mouth of Fate), an ancient carving that is said to bite the hands off of liars.   While no one is exactly sure when or why the frieze w...

You can tell she fills with excitement when she has the chance to show an important archaeological find, such as a colored fragment from an 7th-century decoration or a small, sculpted face featuring an enigmatic "archaic smile". And just listening to her, we could not help but feel the same excitement.   Clementina Panella is professor of Ar...

Il futuro della Roma nasce in Florida. Il sogno inseguito da Dino Viola e Franco Sensi si realizzerà grazie a James Pallotta e alla nuova dirigenza statunitense, accolta con diffidenza da molti tifosi e 'addetti ai lavori' un anno e mezzo fa: la Roma avrà un nuovo stadio, di sua proprietà, che sorgerà sulle ceneri dell'ippodromo di Tor di Valle. L...

Dopo i dati sul turismo nei primi sette mesi a Roma e quelli sui musei nella giornata del 15 agosto, il boom di visitatori a Ferragosto per la Fontana di Trevi in restauro: sono 16.821, infatti, le persone che il 15 agosto hanno attraversato la passeggiata allestita all'interno dei lavori.   "Un risultato straordinario che premia la scelta d...

This May 24, red rose petals will rain from the "eye in the sky" of Rome's Pantheon, meant to symbolize the tongues of fire in one of the most famous episodes in the "Acts of the Apostles". The disciples and Mary were in Jerusalem, having dinner together (probably in the home of Mark's mother).   It was Pentecost – the Hebrew holiday ce...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : John Cabot University      Translation by:   Many inventions that we take for granted today – from roadways to concrete and even our calendar – have their origins in the ancient world. Some were invented in Ancient Rome, and others were perfected by the Empire as it absorbed technologies from the ci...

Coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Rome are supposed to bring good luck, and fashion house Fendi is hoping rather more than a few coins, 2.8 million euros in fact, will bring it fortune in its restoration project.   Fendi is the latest fashion brand to pitch in and help spruce up the capital, but by no means the only one. The stylists a...

  WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Matthew Lofstrom      Translation by:   After spending four months in Rome, I have now returned back to my life as a student in the United States. For the last two weeks I was abroad, internally, I felt that I was ready to come home. However, upon landing in Philadelphia, I immediately began missing...

Rome, September 19, 2012 The residence of the U.S. Ambassadors to Italy Benvenuti a tutti e grazie per esser venuti a questa presentazione del volume sulla storia di Villa Taverna. Welcome everyone to Villa Taverna and thank you for joining us today for a presentation about a project that has been very important to me and to my wife Rose. First a...