Gucci is to fund a two-year 1.6 million euro restoration of the Tarpeian Rock, the cliff ancient Romans threw traitors off. The fashion house on Thursday unveiled the partnership with the Capitoline Superintendency, entitled 'Tarpeian Rock, Between Legend and Future'. It is the latest such partnership in the Eternal City, where Fendi funded the res...

In the night between June 4th and 5th 1944, Allied soldiers arrived in Rome and the city became the first Axis capital to be liberated from the Nazis. One of those to greet them was an American writer and undercover agent who had spent months working with the Italian resistance to pave the way for Rome's liberation. His name was Peter Tompkins and,...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella ripartizione Nord e Centro America, ha preso parte ieri alla 5a Edizione del Premio Marchigiano dell’Anno nel Mondo, affiancato dalla 34a Edizione del Premio Marchigiano dell’Anno. La cerimonia di premiazione, curata dal CeSMa – Centro Studi Marche “G. Giunchi”, si è svolta presso il Senato della R...

Amid the justifiable hoopla this week surrounding the launch of the D-Day invasion, it is important to note, too, the anniversary of an event that unfolded just two days earlier, on June 4, 1944--the Allied liberation of Rome. Despite Churchill's promises of quick victory in the 'soft underbelly” of Hitler's Fortress Europe, the prize was hard-won,...

Italian archeologists have unearthed a white marble head, possibly of a goddess, dating back to the Imperial Age, the Superintendence of Cultural and Archeological Heritage of Rome announced on Friday. “We have just discovered this beautiful head at the Via Alessandrina dig…truly a great emotion!” the Superintendence tweeted, along with photos of t...

There is a book titled “19” by the Roman writer Edoardo Albinati: it’s not a date but the number of a tram, which has the longest route in Rome, passing through myths and real life. This tram offers a different way to explore Rome, so we will accompany you along this itinerary, stop after stop: you just need a daily ticket and to be ready to hop on...

The American Academy in Rome has received a $3 million gift from Musa and Thomas Mayer. The donation was made in honor of Musa’s father, artist Philip Guston, a former Rome Prize winner. With the funds, the academy will establish a new fellowship, the Philip Guston Rome Prize in Visual Arts. “When my father was awarded the Rome Prize in 1948, he wa...

A deep-fried rice ball, known as the supplì, is Rome's quintessential street food. Popular as a starter before pizza or as a satisfying street food snack, supplì are a staple of Roman cuisine. This deep-fried rice ball - not to be confused with Sicilian arancini - is cooked with tomato ragù, coated with bread crumbs and contains a mozzarella heart....

People who are at most risk for heart attacks present a specific genetic marker in the blood and this new and important marker has been identified by an Italian study published in the prestigious journal Plos One. The pilot study permits the prompt identification of people of high risk to be urgently treated, the study said. Coronary heart disease...