Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 PM. The Etruscans: One of Three Great Civilizations in Italy. Presented by Francesco Bonavita. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Who are t...

Gucci is to fund a two-year 1.6 million euro restoration of the Tarpeian Rock, the cliff ancient Romans threw traitors off. The fashion house on Thursday unveiled the partnership with the Capitoline Superintendency, entitled 'Tarpeian Rock, Between Legend and Future'. It is the latest such partnership in the Eternal City, where Fendi funded the res...

In the night between June 4th and 5th 1944, Allied soldiers arrived in Rome and the city became the first Axis capital to be liberated from the Nazis. One of those to greet them was an American writer and undercover agent who had spent months working with the Italian resistance to pave the way for Rome's liberation. His name was Peter Tompkins and,...

After three trips to Rome in the past five years, I didn’t think there were many new (and noteworthy) experiences to be had. So when I found out I’d be visiting the Pope’s Summer Palace—Castel Gandolfo—I was thrilled to visit this extension to the Vatican. Admittedly, I did not know the Pope even had a summer palace which may be a plight of my igno...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte ieri alla 5a Edizione del Premio Marchigiano dell’Anno nel Mondo, affiancato dalla 34a Edizione del Premio Marchigiano dell’Anno. La cerimonia di premiazione, curata dal CeSMa – Centro Studi Marche “G. Giunchi”, si è svolta presso il Senato della R...

Amid the justifiable hoopla this week surrounding the launch of the D-Day invasion, it is important to note, too, the anniversary of an event that unfolded just two days earlier, on June 4, 1944--the Allied liberation of Rome. Despite Churchill's promises of quick victory in the 'soft underbelly” of Hitler's Fortress Europe, the prize was hard-won,...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members. Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society. The ancient city of Ostia lies at the mouth of the Tiber River, about 15 miles southwest of the center of Rome. Foun...

Italian archeologists have unearthed a white marble head, possibly of a goddess, dating back to the Imperial Age, the Superintendence of Cultural and Archeological Heritage of Rome announced on Friday. “We have just discovered this beautiful head at the Via Alessandrina dig…truly a great emotion!” the Superintendence tweeted, along with photos of t...

Monte Cassino, in the province of Lazio, is located 81 miles South of Rome within the ancient town of Casinum, but it is best known for its historic Benedictine Abbey that was a focal point for one the most bloody WWII battles. It was St. Benedict of Nursia who established the first Benedictine monastery around 529. After months of battle and treme...