The Etruscans, although enigmatic compared to the familiar civilizations of Greece and Rome, had a significant impact on the development of Roman civilization. As a result, it is unsurprising that the Etruscans play a prominent role in Roman mythology. One example of this may be the stories of Tarchon and Tyrrhenus. They are obscure figures compare...

Rome's Fiumicino airport has been awarded the highest 5-Star Airport Rating from Skytrax, the principal rating and assessment company in the international airport sector. Fiumicino, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, is only the 12th airport in the world to achieve the prestigious recognition from the London-based organisa...

Norse Atlantic Airways will operate daily scheduled commercial flights between Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and New York (JFK) from next 19 June. In this way, the Italian capital will become the fifth destination in Europe served by the Norwegian low-cost airline from the Big Apple. It currently flies to the American city from Oslo-Gardermoen (OSL), London...

Villa stays have always been popular with luxury travelers but the COVID pandemic has made them even more appealing. Rather than brushing up against strangers at hotels or resorts, many families—especially multigenerational ones—want to travel with their own group to lower the risk of infection. (The appearance of new virus variants (such as XBB.1....

Italian archaeologists on Tuesday said they may never find the remains of the opening stretch of ancient Rome's first highway, the Appian Way, because underground water makes it impossible to dig deep enough to reach it. Appius Claudius Caecus, a magistrate, started the Appian Way in the 4th century BC. It was known in ancient times as the "regina...

Will renewable energy-sharing successfully combat climate change and usher in a cleaner, more sustainable future for urban cities? Four countries have submitted competing candidatures to organise and host the World Expo 2030—the Republic of Korea (Busan), Italy (Rome), Ukraine (Odesa), and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). Reigning in the power of the sun, Tu...

If you want a trip that combines awe-inspiring sites with rich history and delicious food, then Rome is the place for you. Whether you’re looking for an idyllic vacation or something cultural and educational, Rome has something to offer even the pickiest of travelers. Take a journey back in time as you explore ancient ruins, beautiful churches, and...

Gladiators were the super athletes of ancient Rome, and gladiator fights were a popular diversion of the time. Most gladiators were condemned prisoners or enslaved people whose athletic prowess would be the only thing standing between life and death (per World History). The fighting was brutal and bloody. Stamina and the ability to recover quickly...

The majestic structures of ancient Rome have survived for millennia — a testament to the ingenuity of Roman engineers, who perfected the use of concrete. But how did their construction materials help keep colossal buildings like the Pantheon (which has the world's largest unreinforced dome) and the Colosseum standing for more than 2,000 years? Roma...

A new high-speed Frecciarossa train service linking Rome and Milan will offer a journey time of two hours and 45 minutes, Italy's state railway company has announced. The direct service, which avoids the central train stations of both cities, will launch on Monday 23 January, Ferrovie dello Stato said in a statement. The train will leave from Roma...