y the time of his assassination in 41 A.D., the Roman emperor Caligula was infamous for his violent streak and extravagant amusements, including a huge compound featuring a bathhouse adorned with precious colored marble and space for exotic animals. Now, reports Franz Lidz for the New York Times, the remains of this pleasure garden—known as Horti L...

Palatinum is the name of the extra virgin olive oil produced from the 200 olive trees growing on the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. The organic olive oil, described as superb and extremely pure, is produced on a non-commercial basis but will be available to taste during educational workshops in the future. Behind the project is Parco archeologico d...

Quale sarà la Capitale italiana della cultura 2022? A chi passerà il testimone Parma, che, causa pandemia, terrà  in mano il titolo un anno in più del previsto? La corsa è vicina al traguardo: oggi e domani si tengono le audizioni delle 10 città finaliste e lunedì dovrebbe arrivare la decisione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per...

The only remaining monastery of the thirteen founded by St. Benedict of Norcia in the Aniene valley is that of St. Scholastica, the oldest in the world of the Benedictine order. The structure develops around three cloisters: the Cosmatesque cloister (13th century), the Gothic one (14th century) and the Renaissance one (16th-17th century). The Roman...

It's difficult to imagine an Italian town or city without a skyline of turreted church towers or an hourly clamour of bells pealing and chiming in the air. With the Vatican nestled in the heart of the country, the large bronze instruments have made Christianity literally resonate throughout Italy for centuries But just as the multitudes called to d...

At the brink of an early sunset, the horizon commands full attention. The orange rays light up the army of green and orange-colored trees that envelops around the historical land of Etruscans. The atmosphere seems romantic, but the crawling sensation of harmony triumphs over. The sight means to be relished by a lone soul rather than a couple or a s...

Il comitato Regionale Lazio della Federazione Italiana Golf e College Life Italia presentano “Swing to USA”. Il progetto prevede la creazione di un canale preferenziale che permetterà a giovani golfisti italiani di studiare, laurearsi e fare sport nei più prestigiosi college americani grazie all’ottenimento di borse di studio sportive.  “Siamo molt...

The Arch of Septimius Severus - one of ancient Rome's most recognised monuments - is to undergo a programme of conservation works in 2021. The restoration will be undertaken by the Parco archeologico del Colosseo which, in addition to the Colosseum, incorporates the Palatine Hill, Domus Aurea and the Roman Forum - where the triumphal arch is locate...

THE BASILICA OF SAN GIORGIO in Velabro is a religious building located in Rome, edificated on the former swampy area of Velabro and dedicated to Saint George. The origins of the church are not clear. It’s mentioned in various Early Middle documents, but these could also be a nod to a separate building.  The current church was likely constructed in...

Maurizio Palmulli, known to Romans as Mister OK, kept alive a New Year's Day tradition in Rome, despite the challenges of Italy's red zone restrictions, by diving into the icy waters of the river Tiber. The daredevil lifeguard took the 17-metre plunge off Ponte Sisto at 10.00 this morning, two hours earlier than normal, continuing one of the city's...