Half a million pilgrims in St. Peter's Square; some 300,000 in the streets adjacent to the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII – these are some of the details released by the Vatican City press, indicating that the measure of a mass phenomenon is resistant to any recession and that the charisma of Pope Francis is leading to an unp...

by Antonello Cherchi   The art of walking is something that Italy plans to revive through the preservation and development of important roads in the country's history. First and foremost, the focus will be on the Appian Way, dubbed in the 1st century AD by Roman poet Publius Papinius Statius "Regina Viarum."   The "queen of the roads"...

Sistema Italia, corsi di lingua e cultura, consolati e voto all'estero, il Museo dell'Emigrazione e i nuovi migranti. Nella sua prima audizione al Comitato per le Questioni degli Italiani all'Estero del Senato, il Viceministro degli Esteri Bruno Archi ha ribadito la linea seguita dalla Farnesina nelle politiche migratorie.   Accolto dal pres...

Ci sarà stato per forza lo zampino della dea Fortuna nella vita della romana Paola Sinisgalli, dal 2010 a New York, che ringrazia la dea bendata e prima di tutto i suoi genitori. La sua storia sembra una commedia natalizia, di quelle da guardare davanti al camino.   Classe 1986, bocconiana, Paola Sinisgalli è votata all'internazionalità sin...

Many times I tried to convince my American friends that here in Italy it's impossibile to eat the Fettuccine Alfredo. No way. Alfredo was so good in spreading his dish that now nothing can convince the Italian's food lovers that here we don't have it.   But, cross on my heart, it's true. Unless you go to Alfredo's Restaurant. So, which is th...

US travel agents put their enthusiastic stamp of approval on the scenery, history, hospitality and food and wine of Romagna. On a whistle-stop tour of Romagna's hilltop and seaside highlights a group of travel agents and tour operators from all over the US tasted the delights of Romagna.   Hosted by Best of Romagna, US travel trade operator...

Palazzo Incontro displays an exhibition of photographs by the US photographer, musician, writer and movie director Gordon Parks (1912-2006) who is best remembered for his photographic articles for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.   Entitled Una storia americana, the exhibition comprises photographs by Parks that deal...

Rome's outlying suburbs are among some of the neighbourhoods chosen to feature in a new street art project aimed at creating an 'alternative' tourism itinerary in the capital, local culture authorities announced Thursday.   The project has seen the creation of 40 works by street artists in as many locations in the course of two months. These...

The famous Trevi Fountain in Rome is filled once again with water as a year-and-a-half-long restoration come to a close.   The $2 million renovation was funded by the fashion company Fendi, thanks to the Italian government's passage of a new law offering a tax bonus equal to a 65 percent deduction for donations to cultural sites. Called...

On Tuesday, December 4th, AUR Communication and Business students received first, second and third place awards following a wine label competition run by Thompson International Marketing, a company specializing in trade and customer service in the wine sector. Prof Bob Sonnabend brought Thompson International to AUR as one of the "clients" for his...