It’s 9:42 am, and I am sitting at Caffe Di Rienzo, a caffè latte in hand, with a perfect view of Emanuele’s newsstand, known in Rome as an Edicola. The surrounding neighborhood buildings cast a shadow over the forest-green walls of the small octagonal structure. The morning is quiet, interrupted only by the low hum of cars and scooters, the whisper...

The ancient Roman Colosseum is Rome’s most visited sites and one of Italy’s top tourist attractions. It’s best to buy tickets in advance or reserve your time slot (if you have a pass such as Roma Pass, reservation is required). The ticket has a specific entrance time for the Colosseum and currently also includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (g...

The Farnese family originated from the north of Lazio – Castrum Farneti. Initially, they were soldiers working for the local nobility but thanks to a very successful marriage strategy the Farnese managed to move to Rome where they started a slow but very successful climb to the highest ranks of the roman aristocracy. With time the Farnese became on...

It looked more like a museum exhibition of Italian art than a crime scene, but in the Central Institute for Restoration’s offices, located inside a former women’s prison in central Rome, some 600 works of art were put on display Tuesday morning. Ranging from life-sized bronze statues to tiny Roman coins, from oil paintings to mosaic flooring, the p...

Rome, as it’s often said, wasn’t built in a day. And nowhere is that more evident than its state-of-the-art Metro Line C, an ambitious project meant to help relieve the Italian capital’s renowned traffic hellscape and celebrate its rich archeological history with a unique-in-the-world underground museum. The €700 million line ($757.7 million) was o...

Rome has paid tribute to Mary Gayley Senni, the American founder of the city's rose garden, with a plaque at the Roseto Comunale on the slopes of the Aventine hill. The unveiling ceremony on Friday was attended by city officials and the grandchildren of the garden's founder who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1884. Mary, whose father James...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the creation of the NIAF DiLella Fellows Program, an all-expenses-paid, weeklong strategic business and political tour of Italy for outstanding young Italian American and Italophile professionals between the ages of 25-40. The inaugural NIAF DiLella Fellows Program will take place...

At the moment, you can’t see the largest, most detailed handmade model of Imperial Rome for yourself. That’s because the Museo della Civiltà Romana, the institution that houses it, has been closed for renovations since 2014. But you can get a guided tour of “Il Plastico,” as this grand Rome-in-miniature is known, through the new Ancient Rome Live v...

Summer hasn't started yet, it's true, but some are already preparing for the winter vacations. ITA Airways has announced that during the upcoming winter season it will increase frequencies from Rome-Fiumicino to Miami: specifically, from October 31 from 7 it will increase to 9 weekly frequencies. The two additional flights are scheduled on Thursday...

Alba Longa, an ancient city located in the Latium region of Italy, holds a prominent place in the realm of myth and legend. According to tradition, this fabled city's origins can be traced back to the aftermath of Troy's fall, attributed to the legendary hero Aeneas. Within the confines of Alba Longa, the Silvian dynasty, descendants of Aeneas, gov...