Rome, the beloved Eternal City, has contributed much to the modern world. Think about it: architectural innovation, models of governing, roadways, the Julian calendar, amazing art, cement…the list goes on and on. But perhaps most enduring (and possibly most appreciated) is ancient Rome’s contribution to the art of wine making. Rome’s love affair wi...

Sixteen years old, a passion for music, a bad school record. Professors who tell you you're not going anywhere, a failure in high school, the first evenings in some small clubs in the Italian capital and performances in the streets of the center of Rome. This is how begins the story of Damiano, the frontman of Maneskin (it means “moonlight” in Dani...

The Roman Empire is often associated with the most glorious moment in the history of the Italian peninsula, but are we, modern-day Italians, the genetic descendants of the old inhabitants of the Eternal City? A short disclaimer before delving deeper into the subject: culturally, ethically, philosophically, we all  are the descendants of the Ancient...

Sempre Avanti® has made a donation of $1,100 (USD) to Il Più Gran Bene Possible (PGBP), an association in Rome that supports and provides safe housing for women with children who are faced with serious physiological, economic, and social difficulties and/or have been victims of abuse. Il Più Gran Bene Possible also works in cooperation with the Vat...

Standing in front of a huge, darkly glittering wall mosaic from the first years of the third century CE, I find myself drawn into a lost world. A ship is departing a port in Alexandria, Egypt, its sails billowing, sailors working the ropes, and to the left is a tall lighthouse. This window into the Roman empire comes from the domus (or mansion) of...

The ancient city of Rome is famous for many historic monuments (which many tourists line up to visit every year), but sometimes, some real antique monuments are seen by looking down, and not admiring upwards. A feature of the city which many take for granted, (just walking all over them) are the characteristic cobblestones that pave the streets, es...

It's sunset in Rome, outside the city walls. Golden light filters through umbrella pines and casts its glow on a straight stretch of smooth basalt stones that changed the course of history. This is the Appian Way, the first road built in Rome, where more than 2,000 years ago soldiers set out to conquer distant lands and returned in triumph. The roa...

The first G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Rome on 29 and 30 July, in a major two-day event held under the Italian G20 presidency. The meeting will begin at 18.00 on Thursday in the arena of the Colosseum, attended by the culture ministers of 20 of the world's largest economies together with 40 high-level cultural delegations. Italian...

Rome's Fiumicino airport has begun offering travellers the chance to be vaccinated against covid-19, even at the last minute before boarding their flights. Located in Terminal 3, the vaccine centre is dedicated to passengers departing, arriving and in transit, reports newspaper Corriere della Sera. The new 'Vax & Go' initiative became operational o...

It is a well-known fact that the city of Rome becomes a stifling oven during the summer months, and it is during this time that the city appears eerily quiet every weekend, as the locals evacuate the city for some cool respite. Not to forget that in August, it is tradition for Italians to have their summer (often annual) vacation, and even if it’s...