On July 8, Valentino will walk the FW22 Haute Couture runway in Rome, "an unprecedented event," said Roberto Gualtieri, mayor of Rome. The set has not yet been fully unveiled, but the show is expected to span an area from Piazza Mignanelli to nearby Piazza di Spagna. "A way," in the words of CEO Jacopo Venturini, "to return an imagery related to fa...

If you’re looking for an interesting place to visit on a day trip from Rome, none come more visually fascinating than Bomarzo Monster Park. Officially named Sacro Bosco (literally “Sacred Grove”), Bomarzo is a Mannerist garden that’s so bizarre, and perhaps even frightening, that it’s earned the nickname “Parco dei Mostri” – Park of the Monsters. S...

Rome's international literature festival returns for its 21st edition this summer, taking place in the spectacular setting of the Palatine Hill over five evenings from 12-21 July. The prestigious event, organised by the Istituzione Biblioteche di Roma in collaboration with the city and the Parco Archeologico del Colosseo, features a host of award-w...

The visitor experience at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome has been further enriched with the opening to the public of a reconstructed ancient home housing a prayer room with frescoes dedicated to Roman and Egyptian deities. The frescoes on display come from an early second-century "domus" which was unearthed in the 19th century, near the eastern gym...

The Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004, constitute a unique and exceptional testimoney of the ancient Etruscan Civilization, the only urban civilization of the pre-Roman Age. The frescoes inside the tombs – true-to-life reproductions of Etruscan homes – are faithful depictions of this disap...

Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, has been rated Best European Airport for the fourth time in the last five years. The important international recognition, awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), is in the category of hubs with over 40 million passengers. "Those who know this airport will not be surprised" -...

This summer, there is even more reason to get lost in the wonders of Borghese Gallery. From the 14 June, visitors can admire one of the latest works from Tiziano Vecellio, Nymph and Shepherd, which has arrived in Rome as part of an exchange programme between museums. The magnificent oil painting comes from the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna and...

On the placid waters of Lake Bolsena in central Italy is the mysterious island of Bisentina, which takes its name from the nearby ancient Etruscan-Roman town of Bisenzio. Isola Bisentina is the largest of the two islands found on Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, with a circumference of 43km, located in the Tuscia area, between Rom...

Rome is to launch the city's first Virtual Reality Bus, an immersive 3D experience which brings to life the central archaeological area of the capital. From 23 June it will be possible to travel among the ruins of ancient Rome and discover how they were 2,000 years ago, with the Virtual Reality Bus, a 16-seater vehicle equipped with cutting-edge te...

Spring has sprung in the Eternal City, and along with the warm Mediterranean sunshine comes oppor-tunities to experience Italy like never before. In recent weeks restrictions on travel for international tourists have eased and there is a palpable excitement among the Italian-American community here in America. Flights are being booked and daydreams...