In the northern area of Viterbo, about 30 kilometers from Rome, stands in the valley of the Calanchi a small medieval village whose charm, due not only to its historical and artistic richness but also to the territory where it was built, make it one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages in Italy, we are talking about Civitella D'Agliano...

In Italy the name "liberty" derives from that of the warehouses founded in London in 1875 by A. Lasenby Liberty, specialized in the sale of products from the Far East. The Art Nouveau artists preferred Nature as a source of inspiration but evidently stylized its elements and expanded this repertoire with the addition of algae, blades of grass, inse...

Waiting to return to visit the huge Italian cultural heritage, several major museums in Italy have decided to make their spaces and collections accessible in a virtual way: what you only need is a smartphone, a tablet or a computer to immerse yourself in the beauty of art comfortably from home. Don't know which museum to start with? We recommend st...

Villa Lante dates back to the 16th century and its conception is attributed to Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola. It is located south of the medieval village of Bagnaia, on the slopes of the Cimini mountains in the Lazio region, and is connected to it by three roads converging towards the main square. Although it was designed, like Villa Farnese in Capraro...

Rome's Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, located among the ruins of the Largo Argentina archaeological area, has provided shelter, food and love to cats in the city centre for more than 25 years. The shelter, which is dependent on donations and volunteers, is more in need than ever of support following the recent covid-19 lockdown and the almost total...

THE EREMO DI SAN CATALDO (Hermitage of Saint Cataldus) is built into a steep cliff by the road connecting Contigliano to Cottanello in the region of Sabina, northeast of Rome. Its origins are unclear, and some historians believe that it could date back as far as the 10th century, a time when the nearby Abbey of Farfa controlled the region. However,...

Rome's Circus Maximus, the ancient chariot racing arena, is preparing to welcome the city's summer opera festival, organised by Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, for the first time. Workers are putting the final touches to a giant stage and a high raised stand with seating for a maximum of 1,400 audience members, all of whose seats are spaced wide apart t...

In the heart of the Lazio region, south of the Tiber river and north of Mount Circeo, one of the oldest testimonies of the splendour of the Roman Empire, Ostia, has survived for centuries. With its surface area of about 150 hectares Ostia is, together with Pompeii, the largest open-air archaeological site in the world The history of Ancient Ostia A...

The Vatican and Rome have become vernacular synonyms, entwined as they are by history and geography. Yet the Eternal City has been home to many other religious groups besides Roman Catholicism for millennia. Scholar-filmmaker Jenn Lindsay has documented how religious Romans of various stripes have sought God this year, as COVID-19 stripped communal...

The 2022 edition of the Ryder Cup at Rome has been put off till 2023 after the 2020 edition in the USA was put off till 2021 due to COVID-19, PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe said Wednesday. The first Italian-staged event will now take place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club at Guidonia Montecelio on the outskirts of the Italian capital in...