Rome has paid tribute to Mary Gayley Senni, the American founder of the city's rose garden, with a plaque at the Roseto Comunale on the slopes of the Aventine hill. The unveiling ceremony on Friday was attended by city officials and the grandchildren of the garden's founder who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1884. Mary, whose father James...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the creation of the NIAF DiLella Fellows Program, an all-expenses-paid, weeklong strategic business and political tour of Italy for outstanding young Italian American and Italophile professionals between the ages of 25-40. The inaugural NIAF DiLella Fellows Program will take place...

At the moment, you can’t see the largest, most detailed handmade model of Imperial Rome for yourself. That’s because the Museo della Civiltà Romana, the institution that houses it, has been closed for renovations since 2014. But you can get a guided tour of “Il Plastico,” as this grand Rome-in-miniature is known, through the new Ancient Rome Live v...

Summer hasn't started yet, it's true, but some are already preparing for the winter vacations. ITA Airways has announced that during the upcoming winter season it will increase frequencies from Rome-Fiumicino to Miami: specifically, from October 31 from 7 it will increase to 9 weekly frequencies. The two additional flights are scheduled on Thursday...

More than 20 Vanderbilt engineering students recently visited Italy during their spring break to not only see some iconic structures, but also learn the engineering behind the Pantheon and Venice’s sophisticated floodgates so they could apply that knowledge to future engineering projects of their own. The trip was part of an inaugural class taught...

Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

Back again this year, from May 22 to Sept. 22, 2024, is the Viaggio nel Foro di Cesare (Journey through Caesar’s Forum), the multimedia show that aims to narrate and bring to life the scenic archaeological area, accompanied by the narrative voice of Piero Angela. Promoted by Roma Capitale, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, the project is...

Passengers flying from Rome's Fiumicino Airport with ITA Airways can now check in and drop off their luggage at the central Termini train station before their flight. Airport in the City is the new initiative by Rome airport management company Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) which is open exclusively to ITA Airways passengers flying from Fiumicino, to any...

In a step aimed at bolstering transatlantic connections, Boston's Mayor Michelle Wu and Rome's Mayor Roberto Gualtieri inked a Declaration of Intent yesterday, heralding a new dawn for cultural and economic synergy between the historic cities, according to Boston's official news release. At Rome City Hall, the leaders put pen to paper on a document...

According to art scholar Amel Olivares, “A small Last Judgment with Christ the Judge and other figures from the famous fresco that can be admired in the Sistine Chapel,” was painted by  Michelangelo in oil on canvas. Amel Olivares’ research lasted more than 8 years and was presented to the Foreign Press in Rome. The work under investigation is “The...