NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Castel Sant'Angelo, one of the most important monuments in Rome, located on the right bank of the Tiber River, was originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian around 123 AD. Later in the course of history, it became a fortress, a papal residence, a prison and finally, today, a museum.   Built opposite the Campus Martius as a tomb of...

by Raffaele Di Zenzo   SPQR: SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUSThe Senate and the Roman People: A.D. MMXV, MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C. SALVETE OMNES! PAX ROMANA ET PAX AMERICANA SINT SEMPER VOBISCUM. CAESAR AUGUSTUS IMPERATOR, PONTIFEX MAXIMUS IN MONTE CAPITOLINO, ROMAE. SALUTEM PLURIMAM DICIT OMNIBUS IN IMPERIO ROMANO ET IN AMERICĀ PRO MAXIMĀ ROMAE GLORIĀ...

di Francesco Tortora   Le città italiane sono le più ospitali al mondo. E' quanto rivela l'ultima classifica stilata dagli utenti di TripAdvisor che premia le metropoli che nel 2015 offrono ai turisti i servizi migliori del pianeta. Il Belpaese è l'unica nazione che quest'anno può vantare ben 3 città nella top ten stilata dagli utenti del po...

by Brooke Neuman   Are you planning a trip to Italy? Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, it's important to be well prepared. And we're not just talking about making sure you have your passport and an extra pair of comfy shoes.   Besides learning how to speak Italian, it's important that you familiarize yourself with Ita...

by Maria Lina Bommarito Although Pasta alla Norma is internationally well-known and appreciated, not everyone knows the story of its name. This simple but delicious Mediterranean dish finds its origins in Catania, the Sicilian province where the lively Etna volcano lies.   A true emblem of Sicilian culinary tradition, Pasta alla Norma is a...

A group of about 60 Italian visitors arrived at Aviano Air Base on Friday for an up-close and personal tour of what some of the 31st Fighter Wing's members do. The visitors were from Arcobaleno, a foster and day care center in Porcia, and residents of Le Betulle, a center for the disabled in Pordenone.   The visit was sponsored by the I...

di Marco Gasperetti   Un anfiteatro romano è stato scoperto a Volterra vicino alla porta etrusca Diana. Il ritrovamento, definito dagli studiosi di straordinario valore, è avvenuta a fine luglio durante la bonifica di un piccolo fosso. L'anfiteatro, presumibilmente del I secolo dopo Cristo, dovrebbe avere dimensioni rilevanti e la forma elli...

by Silva Donati   You can't leave Rome without visiting one of its most incredible art galleries: Galleria Borghese. Located in the northeast corner of the beautiful Villa Borghese park, its collections are housed in a magnificent 17th-century villa, built as a villa suburbana, or 'party villa', and include antiquities, Renaissance and the b...

by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards   It would no doubt be interesting if one could put an entire region or country on the couch, in psychiatric terms, in order to examine its neuroses and foibles, to highlight where it might be going right or wrong. In the perpetually dysfunctional world in which we all seem to live, the results would be enligh...

by Claudia Astarita   One of the most famous modern art masterpieces from Italy is the "Vuccirìa di Palermo", which was painted by Renato Guttuso in 1974. The Vuccirìa is the most popular historic market of Palermo and maintains most of its original features.   A visit there fully immerses you in the spirit of the city and is a not-to...

Lamborghini revealed this week at the Geneva Motor Show a special edition of their Huracán LP 610-4 supercar called the Huracán Avio, or "aviation."   The new edition, of which only 250 will be produced, was revealed alongside the simply outrageous Lamborghini Centenario. While the car's 4.2-liter, 610-horsepower V10 and driving dynamic...

Il tema del riacquisto della cittadinanza è "meritevole di tutta l'attenzione del caso" ma "necessita di una valutazione su alcuni profili problematici". Così il Ministro dell'Interno Angelino Alfano che oggi pomeriggio nell'Aula di Montecitorio ha risposto alla interrogazione a risposta immediata presentata dalla deputata Fucsia Nissoli (Ds-Cd)....