Quartiere Coppedè is an unexpected and extraordinary area within the Trieste district in Rome. Its architecture mixes Ancient Greek, Medieval, Mannerist, Roman Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles. The principal inspiration is in nature, and the architect is Gino Coppedè, who worked on the quarter from 1913 until he died in 1927. Main Sights –What You t...

Italy’s Eternal City needs no introduction. Home to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and more fountains than any other city on the planet, we could wax lyrical about Rome’s attractions forever. Surprisingly, though, the countryside in the surrounding region of Lazio often flies under the radar, both as a vacation destination and food...

The Vatican Museums constitute, without a doubt, one of the most exceptional (and largest) museum collections on the entire Planet, ranging from Egyptian artifacts to contemporary art, not to mention some of the most unforgettable and famous works of art in all of history, such as the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo, a true testament to the...

Italy celebrated the return of three stolen ancient terracotta statues, depicting “Orpheus and the Sirens”, in a ceremony on Saturday in newly unveiled Rome. Art museum is saved. Until earlier this year, the drawings – dating to about 300 BC – were on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. But Italian carabinieri officers in the countr...

The Jewish “Ghetto” of Rome is not often on tourists’ list of places to visit in Rome, but it is well worth an exploration for those who have the time. From Sept. 25-27, Jews around the world – including Jews in Rome and across Italy – will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. While Americans of Jewish faith are most often associated with...

The American University of Rome (AUR) just welcomed the largest and most diverse incoming class in AUR’s history, according to President Scott Sprenger. The university also reports a 20% year-on-year increase, boosting overall enrollments to a historical high.   When asked about the attraction of AUR within the higher education marketplace, Sprenge...

Rome. The Eternal City. Walk its cobblestone streets, and you’ll be marching over layers of history stretching back over 3,000 years. From the R0man Republic to the Roman Empire, medieval Rome to Renaissance Rome, this city has been at the center of the world’s stage for millennia. This is one of the reasons why I love visiting Rome: it’s an unriva...

Calling all young men: The world’s smallest army charged with “protecting and serving” the Pope and the Holy See wants you.  Watching over the Pontiff and the Vatican for over 500 years, the Swiss Guard is the smallest army of the smallest city-state in the world.  In 2018, Pope Francis announced that the Swiss Guards would expand from 110 to 135 m...

When I announced that I was leaving my magazine writing job after four years, nobody was surprised. "Sad for us, but happy for you," my coworkers said. "Where to next?" When I explained that I didn't have another position lined up — that I was packing my Brooklyn apartment into a storage unit and heading to work on a vineyard in Italy — that raised...

l due pezzi, the bikini: a view as common on the world’s beaches as sunscreen and flip flops. More or less revealing, in a variety of styles and colors, it remains the most popular swimsuit style for women. Once upon a time, more or less rigorously worn only by perfectly-shaped, model-like young girls, today it is embraced by all, young and old, sk...