Heir to Julius Caesar, he was one of the most famous (and controversial) leaders from Ancient Rome, but how much do you really know about Caesar Augustus? From political strife to private life, here are 8 facts you mightn’t know about the famous Roman Statesman. 1. He was adopted by Julius Caesar Busy ruling an Empire, Julius Caesar had only one le...

Rome is known all over the world for being a centre of ancient architecture and classic art; home to works created by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Caravaggio. But for many years it has also been a hub of eye-catching street art; a scene which was fully brought to the fore in 2015 with the introduction of Big City Life.  What is Big City Life? Non-p...

L’università italiana alla conquista dell’America: a New York nasce l’Italian Academic Center. Nel cuore del campus della Cornell Tech, la “Silicon Valley verticale” sulla Roosevelt Island, nasce un nuovo spazio che ospiterà progetti di innovazione e iniziative di formazione e ricerca promossi da Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Sapien...

I wonder how many people think of spending a bit of time in a library when they’re in Italy. Of course, I’m not talking about your average small town affair, filled with tattered 1960s editions of the classics and a bunch of recent best sellers. No, nothing like that. I’m talking about ceiling-high bookshelves, carved wood reading tables and fresco...

Archaeologists Paul Scheding and Francesca Diosono of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich announced that they have uncovered traces of a structure in southwestern Italy that may have been the first Hellenistic temple constructed in the region of Latium. Dated to the second century B.C., the small temple stood on the Monte Sant’Angelo, in a terra...

An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been broken up, police said on Monday. Police conducted more than 80 searches in Italy, France, Britain, Germany and Serbia, arrested 23 people and recovered some 10,000 archaeological items. The crime ga...

A spectacularly beautiful city, Rome is, surprisingly, not as expensive as London or Paris. The centre is also fairly compact, which makes it a good walking city. The best and cheapest ways to see Rome are walking and catching public transport, although the extremely heavy traffic and crowded buses and metro are not pleasant. Taxis may not be the b...

Imagine the U.S. building a statue of Ho Chi Minh in the middle of New York City. Or one of Nikita Khrushchev in Washington DC. As unlikely as its sounds for a mighty empire to build such a monument to a once-great, potentially vanquished foe, that's how Ancient Rome used to roll. No matter what your high school history teacher told you, the Romans...

That Italy is beautiful goes without saying: I may be partial to the fairness of my own country, but I think the whole world has pretty much agreed on it, as heralded, for instance, by the large amount of UNESCO heritage sites in the country. What many may not know is that Italy, just as every country, doesn’t only have beautiful and historically r...

Inspired by the iconic city of Rome, Ferrari designers say the new swooping, minimalist design of the Ferrari Roma pays homage to the carefree vibrant life of that city in the 1950s and ’60s. Believed to have been designed to compete with the Aston Martin Vantage & Mercedes AMG GT, the Roma encompasses Ferrari’s award-winning turbo V-8, with 611 ho...