The Colosseum Archaeological Park reopens the House of the Vestal Virgins to the public fully on 6 July following an extensive restoration that began in 2013. The Atrium Vestae, or Casa delle Vestali, is located next to the Temple of Vesta in the eastern side of the Roman Forum, at the foot of the Palatine Hill. "It is the first step of a complex r...

The city of Rome has more than 2,000 years of history (assumed to have been founded on April 21, 753 BC) and it is full of ancient, or very old (historic) buildings, churches and monuments. The whole world knows the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps but strangely, there is a modern street which is as famous as the Romans, or maybe...

When I travel, I often do so with a theme. For example, I try to find the best wine bars in a location, or the cutest museums, or the best sunsets. On one of my many trips to Italy, the “theme” was leaning towers. Who hasn’t heard of the most famous one, the leaning tower of the beautiful city of Pisa? But, as I discovered, there are several more l...

The Infiorata of Genzano, a few kilometers from Rome and in the frame of the Castelli Romani, is an event that attracts thousands of visitors not only from Lazio. The centuries-old tradition of art capable of moving and, this year, of representing the return to life too. Origins of the Flower Carpets This ancient tradition first took place 243 year...

Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, celebrates the gradual restart of tourism in Italy with a new mural by acclaimed street artist TvBoy.Titled A Second Renaissance - Flying Away From Covid, the mural on the external wall of Terminal 1 features pop portraits of da Vinci and his enigmatic Mona Lisa, portrayed as modern-d...

Dear Readers,  Rome was liberated by the Allies in June 1944.  The next day, King Victor Emmanuel III resigned and his son Crown Prince Umberto became the acting head of state. In June 1946,  King Umberto II abdicated in favor of a Republic after only 35 days on the throne when Italians voted to abolish the Monarchy. *** King Victor Emmanuel’s cont...

Whether it’s your first time in Rome or the tenth, the following often overlooked places will give you some great insight into the history, art and archeology of the Eternal City, complete with one of Rome’s finest panoramic views - all free from the crowds that grip stars like the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Table of Content Panoramic spots...

Here's my guide to the perfect 10 day road trip from Milan to Rome, a popular tourist route. It's only a 6 hour drive from Milan to Rome. But this well-traveled route is dense with amazing must see medieval villages, ornate palazzos, Roman ruins, and sublime treasures of the Renaissance. There's plenty of great destinations to explore along the way...

Unique in the world because of its natural beauty, the Belpaese has been inhabited since time immemorial, and has seen the birth on its territory varied many towns, villages and cities, that over the millennia have grown, evolved and expanded, but always respecting and preserving the original places of meeting and social gathering. Today these anci...

The Vatican Museums serve two purposes: As the Papal Palaces they have been home to centuries of popes, who built and decorated apartments to suit their sensibilities. Just as importantly though, they house some of the world’s most beautiful and important art. Covering a staggering 9 miles, the Vatican Museums’ art collection includes Greek and Rom...