Ownership of the Italian soccer giants AS Roma may be changing sooner rather than later, but will still remain in American hands. The Friedkin Group, a consortium run by U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin, is reportedly about to purchase the majority share of AS Roma from current co-owner and chairman James Pallotta, Friedkin’s compatriot and executive...

The 90-year-old Dino Impagliazzo, also known as “the chef of the poor”, who has been feeding more than 250 homeless people a day in Rome for more than 10 years, will be awarded by President of Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella with the Merit honors of the Italian Republic. The recognition for distinguished itself for acts of heroism, for the engag...

Frayed teddy bears and broken toy cars resurrect under the magic touch of Guido Pacelli, a modern-day Geppetto who works overtime so that Rome's poor and sick children wake up to a gift on Christmas morning.Armed with a screwdriver, a microscope and a small welder, "Guido Aggiustagiocattoli", a.k.a Guido the Toy Fixer, has mended between 50 and 70...

Tickets for the Colosseum will also include a swathe of sites in the Roman forum from January 1, the culture ministry recalled on Tuesday. The new 'differentiated' ticketing system has been introduced for the Colosseum and other nearby archaeological sites in Rome. Visitors will have to pay 16 euros, an increase of 33% from 12 euros, for a ticket g...

Rome will host a brand new American Festival at Vallelunga's Autodromo Piero Taruffi on Sept. 12-13, headlined by four double-points-paying NASCAR Whelen Euro Series playoff races and thus bringing Euro NASCAR to the heart of Italy. "We are very happy to bring the NASCAR show to the Roman fans and I'm sure this event will become one of the highligh...

Speaking of Rome, and seeing that we are in the Christmas holiday season, let us turn to the subject of Roman festivities. It is well known that the ancient Romans, who dominated the world, liked to enjoy themselves and were certainly not averse to amusement, the more so because they observed a religion that was all but monotheistic, involving inst...

The Cappella di San Zenone (Chapel of Saint Zeno) is a lateral chapel part of the Basilica of Santa Prassede, in Rome. The chapel stands out due to its collection of early Christian mosaics, a wonderful example of Byzantine art in Rome. The structure is considered a unique example of Carolingian Renaissance style in Rome and its beauty earned it th...

Rome is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. I mean, let’s be honest. Sooner or later we all have to get back to work. And the prevailing atmosphere in your typical eternal city is, well, it’s just not conducive to that. Not even when the only work you are doing is following a travel itinerary. Why go back to “work” when you ca...

Rome is one of the world’s great cities. Steeped in over 3,000 years of history, it is also vibrant and beautiful. The Eternal City will open its gates to you, offering centuries of history, art and beauty. Seven layers of the same city, seven hills holding magnificent monuments, seven kings that started this beautiful adventure called Rome. There...

Il 5 dicembre si è tenuta presso il Centro Studi Americani di Roma la presentazione del libro Storia degli italoamericani, pubblicato negli Stati Uniti lo scorso anno dalla Routledge—The Routledge History of Italian Americans (2018)—e adesso tradotto ed edito in Italia da Le Monnier-Mondadori Università. Erano presenti William J. Connell, curatore...