Ancient Romans and Greeks adored the human form, sculpting and painting it in all its nude glory. Renaissance artists who followed centuries later were captivated by the purity of the ideal ancient forms and revived classical values to fill contemporary palazzi with frescoes and statuary of nudes to great acclaim. Why then are so many now covered w...

It's no surprise that Italy has been a firm favourite for holidaymakers for decades. The weather is sunny, the food is famously delicious, and there's plenty to do whether you're after a cultural getaway or a beach break. Plus, you don't need to break the bank for a visit - there are plenty of cheap flights on offer, not to mention the wide array o...

Roma legend Francesco Totti's iconic number 10 shirt, which he wore for the final time on May 28th, has been launched into space, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. The 40-year-old played his final game after 24 years with the capital-city side in a 3-2 win against Genoa. And as a tribute to 'immortalise' the forward a rocket carrying the number 1...

A new Italian spot, Roma Antica, is opening up in the former Kobani Mediterranean Grill space at 3242 Scott St. in the Marina. While a soft opening will happen August 1st, the restaurant is hosting a neighborhood welcoming party this Saturday, July 29th. Roma Antica will serve up a variety of traditional homemade pastas (carbonara, cacio e pepe, bu...

Rome’s ongoing heatwave may feel near intolerable when confronting the city’s ancient centre and its morass of sweating tourists, but the high likelihood of clear, dry skies and toasty night-time temperatures does at least mean the coming weeks make the perfect time to rediscover the Roman Forum. The centre of ancient Rome and long a highlight of v...

“It’s always a thrill to be in such beautiful spaces. There is always something new to discover or be impressed by. It’s not something you can ever get used to, or not notice.” Prince Prospero Colonna, who since his childhood has lived in the magnificent family home on Piazza Santi Apostoli in Rome, shows no uncertainty and is easy to believe: the...

Boston has often been referred to as the Athens of America for its colleges and universities. This week, the city has been the Rome of America as AS Roma has set up shop for the final two stops on its preseason tour of the United States leading up to the start of Italy’s Serie A season next month. Roma has been training at Harvard University since...

Let’s continue on our journey around Italy and its beautiful dialects. We are now landing in the Italian capital: Rome or as you’d say in Italian, Roma. Roma’s dialect is very interesting because it’s more than a dialect, it’s considered more a way of speaking than a dialect due its similarities in grammar and form to standard Italian. In a way, Ro...

In the mid-nineteenth century Italy was a place of great social differences, varieties of intent and multiplicity of interests and fashions. Suffice it to think that half of the peninsula had been involved in the Independence Wars while the south was placidly on its way to the Bourbon decline that the movie "The Leopard" such beautifully taught us....

On a narrow street in Rome’s Trastevere neighbourhood, the blending of gastronomic and family traditions can be tasted, and it tastes delightfully sweet. Since 1940, the Innocenti family has owned the Biscottificio Artigiano Innocenti, a biscuit factory now run by Stefania Innocenti, third generation of biscuit specialists. The Biscottificio operat...