On July 8, Valentino will walk the FW22 Haute Couture runway in Rome, "an unprecedented event," said Roberto Gualtieri, mayor of Rome. The set has not yet been fully unveiled, but the show is expected to span an area from Piazza Mignanelli to nearby Piazza di Spagna. "A way," in the words of CEO Jacopo Venturini, "to return an imagery related to fa...

Rome's international literature festival returns for its 21st edition this summer, taking place in the spectacular setting of the Palatine Hill over five evenings from 12-21 July. The prestigious event, organised by the Istituzione Biblioteche di Roma in collaboration with the city and the Parco Archeologico del Colosseo, features a host of award-w...

The visitor experience at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome has been further enriched with the opening to the public of a reconstructed ancient home housing a prayer room with frescoes dedicated to Roman and Egyptian deities. The frescoes on display come from an early second-century "domus" which was unearthed in the 19th century, near the eastern gym...

Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, has been rated Best European Airport for the fourth time in the last five years. The important international recognition, awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), is in the category of hubs with over 40 million passengers. "Those who know this airport will not be surprised" -...

This summer, there is even more reason to get lost in the wonders of Borghese Gallery. From the 14 June, visitors can admire one of the latest works from Tiziano Vecellio, Nymph and Shepherd, which has arrived in Rome as part of an exchange programme between museums. The magnificent oil painting comes from the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna and...

Rome is to launch the city's first Virtual Reality Bus, an immersive 3D experience which brings to life the central archaeological area of the capital. From 23 June it will be possible to travel among the ruins of ancient Rome and discover how they were 2,000 years ago, with the Virtual Reality Bus, a 16-seater vehicle equipped with cutting-edge te...

Spring has sprung in the Eternal City, and along with the warm Mediterranean sunshine comes oppor-tunities to experience Italy like never before. In recent weeks restrictions on travel for international tourists have eased and there is a palpable excitement among the Italian-American community here in America. Flights are being booked and daydreams...

Rhynn Paulsen returned in mid-December from a study abroad trip to Rome. She called it a transformative experience. She heard about the Rome opportunity when a professor visited the honors chemistry class she took last year. Although she chose to attend St. Thomas for its various study abroad programs, going to Rome was not part of her original pla...

On Monday, June 20, the first Gala Dinner of We the Italians, the media company dedicated to the Italian American community, will be held at the Foreign Ministry Circle. Guests of honor will be members of the board of the National Italian American Foundation, the most important institution representing the 20 million Italian Americans. The gala din...

Italy has been so successful in recovering ancient artworks and artifacts that were illegally exported from the country it has created a museum for them. The Museum of Rescued Art was inaugurated Wednesday in a cavernous structure that is part of Rome’s ancient Baths of Diocletian. The Octagonal Hall exhibition space was designed to showcase Italy’...