You will never go thirsty in Rome, which boasts more drinking fountains than any other city in the world. But how many? Over 2,000, says Mekomy guide Esther Maurini. Every time you order a cappuccino, you're making a reference to an order of Roman monks. The word originates from the Italian cappuccio - meaning 'hood' - a reference to the dress ado...

by Maarten van Aalderen   What strikes Elena Llorente the most about Italy is that the country always manages to surprise her with its unexpected beauty. "There's no need to travel, you only have to walk along the streets," she says. "The surprises are around every corner, especially in the historical city centre of Rome – but not only...

Sgomberiamo il campo dai piagnistei e dai luoghi comuni, per una volta. Perché nonostante tutto - le mafie, le ruberie, le terre dei fuochi, o tumorifici come l'Ilva di Taranto - quella italiana è una delle economie sviluppate più verdi del Pianeta, sicuramente d'Europa. A dirlo sono i numeri di Eurostat e del Centro Studi Unioncamere, pubblicati...

"Il presidente Obama e gli Stati Uniti d'America sono pronti collaborare con questo governo in tutti gli aspetti, dal punto di vista economico, della sicurezza e in tutti i modi possibili che possano rafforzare le relazioni fra Stati Uniti e Italia, siamo molto impazienti di lavorare con voi". Lo ha detto il segretario di Stato americano John Kerry...

One day last year, Jim Pallotta was walking through the Sistine Chapel with some friends. As the group admired Michelangelo's stunning frescoes, one of Pallotta's companions took out a cellphone to take a picture.   Almost immediately, a security guard rushed up; photography is strictly forbidden inside the chapel. But as the guard began to...

In September 2013, Joe Pollio and his wife Terry made a major gift to launch an internship program for US students to experience Boys' and Girls' Towns in Rome.   "We wanted to invest in an initiative that would help the organization grow and connect BGTI with new stakeholders who are interested in promoting the self-government approach for...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : John Cabot University      Translation by:   As most History and Classical Studies buffs know, women in ancient Rome rarely had access to positions of power. In Rome's patriarchal society, men ruled over almost all walks of life, from politics and art to business and the household. Women were not allow...

Join us as we continue to showcase Italy's regional richness and diversity in our popular series "Taste the Regions". For the first appointment of our Fall term, we will discover Roma, the capitol of Italy and a perennial favorite of tourists the world over.   Thursday, October 15th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, ICC instructor and Rome native Mirella He...

Questa mattina, a Sant'Egidio, nella sala della pace si è svolta la conferenza Migrazioni e integrazione, Stati Uniti ed Italia: due modelli a confronto. Il presidente della Comunità di Sant'Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, aprendo i lavori, ha osservato che Sant’Egidio rappresenta “un laboratorio privilegiato, con vari decenni di esperienza, nell’accogl...

WTI Magazine #8    2013 Dec, 6Author : Maurizio Gabriele      Translation by: Alessandra Bitetti   Villa Borghese. How many times I went there: to distract myself, to think, or simply to walk. Today I want to get to the terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo. From afar I see the crowd of tourists over the railing wh...