Granted, Rome has so much to see that you may disregard any day trips outside of the city for, well, the next time. In reality, there are many great places of interest within easy reach of Italy's capital, and it may be nice to escape the crowds and noise of the big city for a few hours in charming, less frequented, history-rich small towns. Viterb...

In Italian they call it Il bel far niente, “the beauty of doing nothing.” It was hot and humid in Rome, and the city was lousy with sweaty tourists. I’d finished my business in Italy, and had scheduled some beautiful do-nothing time in Sperlonga, a beach town about 80 miles south of the capital in Italy's Lazio region. Sperlonga is a medieval villa...

Le arcate dell'Aqua Virgo erano accanto a noi, nascoste dalla storia. E sono riemerse dal passato quasi per caso, durante i lavori di edificazione del nuovo complesso della Rinascente tra via Due Macelli e via del Tritone inaugurato il prossimo 12 ottobre. Un tempo in quell’angolo di città tra Palazzo Chigi, Piazza di Spagna e Fontana di Trevi c’er...

Bones attributed to St Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death. The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the district of Trastevere, a medieval warren of cobbled lan...

Bracciano, a splendid Italian town situated halfway between Rome and Viterbo, unites the beauty and tranquility of its protected natural endowments with the fascinating, mysterious aspects of its beyond-millenary history. Bracciano is built on a hill above the clear water of Lake Bracciano, a volcanic lake where it is possible to canoe, scuba-dive,...

Lazio is a region waiting to be discovered. Many people know the hundreds of Roman sites throughout the area but not everyone knows that this area of central Italy, particularly that which extends between Tuscany and Lazio, was dominated by the Etruscans, an ingenious population whose works have reached our times.

Rome’s vast artistic heritage and Baroque splendor make it one of the most visited destinations in the world. In the last century the city’s house museums increased in number and scope, including not only noble dwellings but also the homes that celebrated the finest artistic minds, both Italian and foreign, who lived and worked in the Eternal City....

Il nuovo ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia Lewis Eisenberg arriverà a Roma a inizio ottobre. Lo ha annunciato l'incaricato d'affari della ambasciata di via Veneto, Kelly C. Degnan, al ricevimento questa sera a Roma per presentare alla stampa il nuovo portavoce dell'ambasciata americana a Roma, Lilian De Valcourt-Ayala.

Fasten your seatbelt for a special trip to Rome!  This year’s Italian Fest exhibition  GET YOUR TOGA ON! (A Visit to Rome) is rare indeed as we take you inside this fascinating 2,500-year-old city – a destination for thousands around the world.  In Collinsville Library’s east and west wings, we’ll show you the highlights of Ancient Rome – the Colos...

On September 14th, 2017, Centro Primo Levi and the Jewish Museum of Rome will open a learning space, The Rome Lab, dedicated to the history of  the Roman Jews and of  the twenty-two centuries relations between Rome and Jerusalem. The Rome Lab, located in the Selz Gallery at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street will offer weekly presen...