With clear water, fishing villages, hilltop forts, and some of the best seafood you will ever taste, these beach towns and coastal getaways near Rome are a must-visit during your Italian vacation. When the streets of the busy city get too crowded and hot for you, you can hop on a train and reach several of the best beach towns near Rome within a co...

PAUL PEARSON HAS ALWAYS BEEN fascinated with ancient human history, even though his professional area of interest is more like earth science and paleoclimate. Pearson, of Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, has indulged his interest in the Roman Empire for a long time, and in March 2022 published The Roman Empire in Crisis, 248–260: When the...

The Italian capital has come first in the Best Food Destinations in the World in the 2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Destination Awards, an annual list compiled by travel review site Tripadvisor. The rankings are based on the millions of travel reviews and recommendations submitted to the Tripadvisor platform over the past 12 months. Rome a...

The PLATINUM project claims to be a “Partnership for Learning and Teaching in University Mathematics.” The study began with the goal of analyzing existing Latin papyrus texts dating to the 1st to 8th centuries AD to learn more about Roman Orientalism as an aspect of “multiculturalism in Antiquity and Late Antiquity.” But this study of Latin texts h...

On the night of August 24, 410, the Roman Princess Galla Placidia was waiting for the end of the world. Although she left no record of her feelings on that fateful evening, we can recreate the scene as the 20-year-old noblewoman wandered the imperial palace complex on the Palatine Hill in the heart of the ancient city. Her surroundings exuded all t...

Chaotic, noisy, and plain stunning, Roma is one of the most fascinating destinations in Europe, and even when the city has so much to offer that three days would never see enough, there is quite a lot that you can do to see the best of Rome is such a short time, even if you only have 3 days in Rome.  This Rome itinerary comes with ideas to visit in...

I must admit that I tend to always put plenty of research into a new destination, and that is not only research about sights to see and things to do, but just as much about local lifestyle, traditions, culture, and general day-to-day habits of the locals. Luckily, I have never dressed as a tourist in those typical outfits of a backpack, sensible pa...

Rome has unveiled dozens of major infrastructural projects to be carried out ahead of the Vatican's Jubilee Year 2025 when millions of pilgrims are set to arrive in the Italian capital. The city's mayor Roberto Gualtieri, who is also Italy's extraordinary commissioner for the Jubilee, presented the first phase of the plans to Pope Francis during a...

Italy’s Ministry of Culture has backed the Appian Way’s candidacy to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first time such a bid has had national support in the country. The Appian Way is a 2,300-year-old road connecting Rome to the southeastern Italian city of Brindisi. When work on the road began in 312 BC, it was one of the largest infrastruc...

“There’s a whole group of people who, thanks to that park, will come to Rome not to see the Sistine Chapel or St. Peter’s but because they want to skate in the park,” said the Rome City Council member responsible for tourism and events. The ancient city’s leaders hope the new recreation area will lure more visitors from abroad. It has already impre...