Michéal Castaldo to Release First Digital Single from His New CD "Cinecitta Canta" on June 30th. The digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play and other digital music stores everywhere. Listen to your favorite Italian Radio programs over the next several days to get a sneak peek of the single. The reason for th...

In the madness of late spring at San Marco Square in Venice, amid the hordes pouring in from land and sea, hard by the hissing espresso machines and sizzling panini presses of overpriced cafes, I found the still point of the turning world. I found it in the library. It was 10 in the morning and I was standing, alone and enthralled, on the second fl...

The Catacombs of Domitilla in Rome extend over twelve kilometers on four levels underground, and are full of decorations and frescoes that tell stories about Christian communities from the early centuries of the first millennium. After three years of restoration – using cutting-edge laser technology to preserve the ancient frescoes – this archaeolo...

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The Quirinale Palace stands on the homonymous hill of Rome. It is the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and one of the symbols of the Italian State. The Quirinale surrounds a garden of about 4 hectares, famous for its elevated position. The romantic garden of the second half of the eighteenth century, with the elegant Coff...

On June 14, 2017 actor, writer, director, and producer Tony Lo Bianco gave the presentation “From Brooklyn to Broadway and Beyond” at JCU. The talk, part of the Institute for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, covered a myriad of topics including dedication, inspiration, motivation, and overcoming fear. Lo Bianco’s one-off appearance in Rome marked a...

Italy has so much history that it's hard to know where to visit when the weekend arrives. Here are six uniquely, fascinating and downright spiffing Roman sites that are well worth a visit. The Anfiteatro Campano in Campania was built in the first century AD and is 49m high, with a circumference of 170 metres. It once hosted thousands of baying, blo...

Little-known stories of the eternal city, of its artists and popes, families and colorfully clad armies. Through centuries of anecdotes, our short trip into the more curious and mysterious side of Roman history and art is about to end with a bow to the more dreamlike nature of the city. Picture an unusually silent evening, where little to no people...

Sasha Trubetskoy, an undergrad at U. Chicago, has created a "subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD." Drawing on Stanford’s ORBIS model, The Pelagios Project, and the Antonine Itinerary, Trubetskoy's map combines well-known historic roads, like the Via Appia, with lesser-known ones (in somes cases given ima...

They wrote many chapters, often with their own blood, of Ancient Roman history. Meanwhile it should be said that the lives of these people themselves remained unknown. Based on what we know today, Rome had the greatest number of slaves ever, constituting at least 10% of the total population of the Empire and probably more. In large cities slaves ac...