These palm-sized wine cups in the New Orleans Museum of Art's collection were crafted during the time of the Roman Empire, sometime around 100 BCE to 100 CE. Roman craftsmen developed new glass techniques, advancing a craft that had been cultivated over thousands of years in Middle Eastern and Egyptian cultures. Romans invented ways to blow glass o...

Rome hosts a series of events on Wednesday in memory of the much-loved Roman actor and comedian Alberto Sordi who was born on this day 102 years ago. Sordi played mainly comic roles, enlivened by his Roman accent which was a trademark throughout a career that spanned seven decades. Much of his cinematic success was thanks to his accent which, ironi...

The Oil of the Popes has a very distant origin in time and is the fruit of the huge investments made by the Papal State in the whole area of Ciociara and the Pontine countryside starting from the year 1000. In these territories today it is precisely the olive tree that is the most cultivated tree, but this was achieved thanks to the reforms enacted...

Grand Prix Storico comes two months after Formula E. The streets of Rome will host the inaugural Grand Prix Storico di Roma, a parade of vintage racing cars which can be admired in various locations this weekend. The programme began with a preview at Piazza Mignanelli, near the Spanish Steps, on Friday evening. The main event takes place on Saturda...

International students getting set to study at John Cabot University likely know of Rome’s deeply rooted historic and artistic reputation. However, they may not be aware that the Eternal City also boasts a large collection of green spaces, including an array of magnificent gardens and villas that are sure to make the spring season memorable.  These...

Rome and its surroundings are a triumph of beauty for which a lifetime may not be enough. What can sometimes be lacking is just the inspiration to let yourself be led to discover surprising experiences for your daytrip from Rome. Here, in this article, among perched villages, ghost lakes, archaeological parks and villas of yesteryear, you will find...

Jul 02, 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Acquedotto Romano Polo Club, Via Acqua Felice, 37, 00040 Montecompatri RM, Italy. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The American Community Hosts the 68th Annual Independence Day Celebration & Polo Match. Be a part of this iconic Independence Day Celebration featuring POLO for the CURE, an all women's polo match in support of the...

There’s a McDonald’s on the outskirts of Rome where, after ordering a pancetta-laden Big Mac, you can peer through the glass floor and see—a few yards below—flat, gray paving stones of an ancient Roman road and twisted skeletons embedded in a two-millennia-old gutter. These are remnants of an offshoot of Europe’s first major highway, the Appian Way...

Constantine triumphant in divine light, Maxentius overwhelmed by the fury of decline, Bacchus and Ariadne dance.In an unprecedented operation for Rome, a patron from overseas comes to rescue the Apollonian and Dionysian heroes of Palazzo Barberini. This is the first time that the illustrious Los Angeles-based philanthropic foundation linked to the...

About two dozen men and women in their seventies and eighties, all welling with emotion, ascended the stage one after the other. Some struggled to walk and were assisted by young family members. These were the Alitalia employees who once worked at the airline’s Tripoli office in Libya, and their families. At the ceremony, which was sponsored by the...