Rome has a heritage of over 900 churches, it is the city with the largest number of churches in the world. Among the infinite number of churches, we have chosen for you, the 10 that you absolutely must visit. They are the oldest, the most beautiful, the ones that hold wonderful stories. They are majestic buildings, treasure chests, places that must...

Food has always been the great unifier. We gather around the table and work things out by breaking bread.  For the students in Colorado State University archaeology/anthropology instructor Emily Wilson’s class, Archaeology of Ancient Roman Food, food is teaching them a lot about what has – and hasn’t – changed in the past 2,700 years. Ancient Roman...

If you’ve been to Rome, you’ve seen the Trevi fountain, or you’ve gotten close enough to squeeze through a crack in the throng and come out somewhere within throwing distance of the big pool. But did you ever wonder, “where does that water go after tourists have gawked at it and thrown their coins in it?” For that, you have to go below the street s...

Fiuggi, jewel set in the green setting of the province of Frosinone, is a pearl in Lazio to discover and live. Known above all for its thermal waters rich in beneficial properties, Fiuggi is the perfect combination of wellness, history and nature. The magic of the spaThe famous healing power of the waters of Fiuggi has made them a popular destinati...

Policlinico Gemelli is once again the "best hospital in Italy" according to the ranking compiled annually by the American magazine Newsweek. This is the fourth year in a row that Policlinico universitario has ranked at the top of excellence in Italy, also consolidating its absolute top position in the world rankings, placing 35th overall (last year...

A newly-discovered part of an ancient Roman site where free grain was distributed to Romans until the third century AD has been unveiled in the basement of a luxury hotel in the centre of Rome. The excavatation and restoration of part of the Porticus Minucia Frumentaria was carried out by Rome's archaeological superintendency. Archaeologists made t...

The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a Baroque-style art gallery that traces its architectural roots to the early 15th century. Towering on Via del Corso in the heart of Rome, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a gallery that flaunts the best art history from the Pamphilj family’s private collection. But the palazzo’s history runs deeper than hosting art displ...

The Eternal City has gained a new archaeology museum: the Archaeological Park of the Celio, inaugurated just last month. The park, a stone’s throw away from the Colosseum, contains a host of freshly excavated ancient structures and artifacts, some of which haven’t been seen by the public in centuries.  These include the remains of the Divo Claudio ...

Have you heard of Lazio’s dying town? Located a couple of hours north of Rome in the under-the-radar region of Tuscia, Civita di Bagnoregio rises on a bluff and looks almost like an island surrounded by a valley. I recently included it in a list of Italy’s most charming small towns for AFAR, but I think it warrants a closer look. Curious to see the...

That something is moving in Rome is there for all to see, it may be the Jubilee, it may be the European Recovery Plan, it may be Mayor Gualtieri's extraordinary powers, it may even be the fact that Rome is still an affordable city, price-wise, compared to other major European capitals now at the level of New York. The fact is that this opportunity-...