The marble blocks still visible in the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar are the starting point for a fascinating tour in discovery of magnificent archaeological sites and a temple that was at the heart of events in Ancient Rome. A tour created by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano. Visitors will have the chance to see two exciting portrayals o...

Rome's Torlonia Marbles exhibition has been extended until 9 January 2022, organisers announced today, just days before the blockbuster show had been due to end. The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces, one of Italy's most eagerly-awaited exhibitions in living memory, has been hampered by extended closures and delays - as a result of covid-19...

With a year’s delay due to the pandemic, the Domus Aurea, emperor Nero’s opulent residence in the heart of ancient Rome, reopens with an exceptional immersive exhibition dedicated to the rediscovery of ancient painting and to Raphael, who helped uncover it, on the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist’s death, which fell on 2020. Titled “Raph...

Rome 'eternal culinary city'! Roman street food has ancient roots. At the time of the Roman Empire, people were already eating in the street markets that offered bread, pancakes, sausages and vegetables and sauces such as Garum and Defrutum. Garum was a fermented fish sauce and Defrutum was a sauce that was a condiment of grape must. These two sauc...

After 2 1/2 years of work to shore up the Colosseum’s underground passages, tourists will be able to go down and wander through part of what what had been the ancient arena’s “backstage.” Italy’s culture minister on Friday formally announced the completion of work to shore-up and restore the underground section in the presence of the founder of Tod...

Seeing Rome in 3 days is not ideal. The Italian capital has so much to offer that a month is not enough to see it all. However, if you just have 3 days you can definitely visit the most famous landmarks in Rome, gorge on all the best food and soak in the incredible atmosphere of the city. Now, I appreciate that coming up with an itinerary to see su...

When Jacob Solomon returned to Chicago from New York last summer to help open Testaccio, a Roman-inspired restaurant, they had just two months before the city shut down restaurants due to COVID-19. “It was hard,” he recalls. “We didn’t know what was coming next.” But by the time the restaurant reopened in February, Solomon had done some heavy lifti...

Spostarsi da un continente all’altro potrebbe diventare molto più semplice nei prossimi anni. Con aerei che voleranno al doppio della velocità del suono, la United Airlines ha annunciato un accordo commerciale con la aerospace company Boom Supersonic, siglato per aggiungere alcuni aeromobili alla sua già ben nutrita flotta. Già da tempo, l’industri...

The 2021 Rome Film Fest will honour cult movie directors Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton with Lifetime Achievement Awards when the festival takes place later this year, according to a preview announced by the organisers today. The festival's artistic director Antonio Monda confirmed that the annual event would return to the Auditorium Parco della...

Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to the public for the first time. Casa Balla, the painter's kaleidoscopic vision of art and colour on Via Oslavia, finally comes to light after being closed for 30 years. Its opening is thanks to a collaboration bet...