Every year, for centuries, 213 candles have lit up the church of Santa Maria dell'Orto in Trastevere, Rome. The brothers of the confraternity of the same name, founded by pope Alexander VI in 1492, keep alive the 17th-century tradition of the "Macchina delle Quarantore" (Forty Hours' Devotion Machine), with what is said to be the last intact d...

di Stefania Spatti   Dal Museo Nazionale Romano a New York, la scultura greca va in mostra per celebrare il 2013 Anno della cultura italiana negli States   Si aprirà il primo giugno al Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York la mostra dedicata al "Pugilatore in Riposo", la scultura greca in bronzo risalente ad un periodo tra il qu...

Giorgio Albertazzi, an acclaimed Italian actor and filmmaker, is performing a show from November 1 until November 17 on the American lectures of Italo Calvino. These lectures are five in total that Italo Calvino wrote and for the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures for poetry at Harvard University. Calvino wrote in his introduction "I would like to devo...

The Palladio Museum of Vicenza has come up with an original exhibit treating a number of historic depictions of Rome in Antiquity. Mamma Roma: Visioni di Roma Antica da Piranesi a Pasolini is a journey through imaginations plural, of the city that once was, and the city that Andrea Palladio, above all, sought to study in profundity, in his eff...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Take a tour of the villas of Rome, plunged into gorgeous gardens and expansive parks, imbued with magnanimous histories and accessible any time of year.First up, on the Pincian Hill is Villa Borghese, Rome's "green heart" (it is literally shaped like a heart): property of...

The American International Club of Rome (AICR) in collaboration with the American University of Rome is pleased to invite you to a 2012 US Elections Debate. With Representatives: Alan Epstein, Democrats Abroad Representative. Marco Elser, Republicans Abroad Representative. Andrew Davis, Moderator, Rome Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News. Debate of the...

Join us for an evening of music and to learn more about the Rome Chamber Music Festival, which was founded by Robert McDuffie in 2003. Since its inception, the festival has played to full houses of chamber music enthusiasts from around the world and has become one of Rome's most anticipated cultural events.   June 8 -12, 2014, at the Palazzo...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! As previously announced, We the Italians is working in partnership with a few other friends on Tony Lo Bianco's "Little Flower" one-man show, for the first time in Italy on May 18 here in the Eternal city. It will be a legendary evening, with VIP and t...

American expats in Rome hear the same question all the time from fellow Americans visiting the Eternal City: "Rome is SOOO beautiful! But why is there so much trash and graffiti around? Don't the Romans care about their amazing city?"   Well, the answer is complicated and I admit that it's hard for me to understand, too. But today on my podc...

Il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo della Fondazione Migrantes giunge, nel 2015, alla decima edizione. Ben 53 autori, dall'Italia e dall'estero, hanno lavorato a 50 diversi saggi articolati in cinque sezioni: Flussi e presenze; La prospettiva storica; Indagini, riflessioni ed esperienze contemporanee; Speciale: Eventi e Mestieri; Allegati socio-statisti...