A new Rome show on Roman emperor Trajan aims to show his 'pop' side, spanning the senses of being hugely popular with the Roman people and Senate and the original vision of a ruler who left the capital monuments admired through the Renaissance like his famed column and markets, curators said Tuesday. The show, Trajan, Building an Empire, Creating E...

For the first time in 40 years, the quinto ordine is open to the public. As one of the most iconic buildings in the world, you’d forgive Rome’s Colosseum for being a little over-exposed. 6.4 million visitors last year alone, immortality on the five (euro) cent coin, a background role in countless Hollywood movies… you’d assume there isn’t a stone u...

Starbucks, the US-based chain of coffee shops, is set to launch two outlets in Rome next spring: one at Termini station and the other in Piazza di Spagna. The Termini outlet is expected to open in March 2018 while the café at the Spanish Steps is due to launch in May, according to a report in Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. Starbucks is beli...

In the Archaeological Park of the Ancient Appian Way is the monumental Corneli Sepulcher, better known as Barberini Tomb, after the princely family that last owned the estate where this 2nd-century funerary complex rises. On one side of Via Latina, which runs along a row of Rome’s slender pines, this brick temple stands out, intact, since the times...

The colors and textures of the city of Rome, Italy, will be on the walls of the studioROMA gallery in the exhibition titled Frammenti opening Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 617 Franklin Street, Michigan City. Frammenti is the Italian word for fragments. The photographs, paintings and rubbings created by Matthew Kubik find beauty in the crumbling walls...

Rome was the world's 12th most-visited city in 2016, one of four Italian cities in Euromonitor's top 100 city destinations ranking presented on Tuesday at the World Travel Market event in London. Italy's most-visited cities also included Milan in 27th position, followed by Venice in 38th and Florence in 44th, according to the ranking drafted by the...

Where in the world would you find public baths warmed by thermal springs, elevators lifting live wild animals onto an arena battlefield, paved roads throughout the empire, citizens dressed in ‘sheets,’ a currency system and grand monuments depicting ‘glorious’ dictators? Where is the place that believers of a religious idea were martyred, yet later...

Fiera di Roma will host the 5th edition of Maker Faire – the biggest European event on business innovation– taking place from December 1st until 3rd. The Faire, promoted by Rome Chamber of Commerce and by Innova Camera, will attract to the Italian capital the best of innovation from all over the world. This year, the event will have seven pavilions...

Ann Schneible says trying to assemble a Thanksgiving dinner in Italy is an adventure. Asked about her most memorable moment, she said: “For me, it was having to transport a 15-plus pound turkey across Rome on public transportation, only to discover after I’d brought it home that the head was still attached.” The Virginia-native was a student at Rom...

Indeed, at the times of the Empire, all roads led to Rome, especially when you think the Romans are behind the creation of the first Italian and European communication arteries in history. Don’t we all know about the Via Aurelia, the Via Salaria or the Via Appia? Aren’t we all more or less familiar with  their names and the people they were christe...