y the time of his assassination in 41 A.D., the Roman emperor Caligula was infamous for his violent streak and extravagant amusements, including a huge compound featuring a bathhouse adorned with precious colored marble and space for exotic animals. Now, reports Franz Lidz for the New York Times, the remains of this pleasure garden—known as Horti L...

Palatinum is the name of the extra virgin olive oil produced from the 200 olive trees growing on the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. The organic olive oil, described as superb and extremely pure, is produced on a non-commercial basis but will be available to taste during educational workshops in the future. Behind the project is Parco archeologico d...

Il comitato Regionale Lazio della Federazione Italiana Golf e College Life Italia presentano “Swing to USA”. Il progetto prevede la creazione di un canale preferenziale che permetterà a giovani golfisti italiani di studiare, laurearsi e fare sport nei più prestigiosi college americani grazie all’ottenimento di borse di studio sportive.  “Siamo molt...

The Arch of Septimius Severus - one of ancient Rome's most recognised monuments - is to undergo a programme of conservation works in 2021. The restoration will be undertaken by the Parco archeologico del Colosseo which, in addition to the Colosseum, incorporates the Palatine Hill, Domus Aurea and the Roman Forum - where the triumphal arch is locate...

THE BASILICA OF SAN GIORGIO in Velabro is a religious building located in Rome, edificated on the former swampy area of Velabro and dedicated to Saint George. The origins of the church are not clear. It’s mentioned in various Early Middle documents, but these could also be a nod to a separate building.  The current church was likely constructed in...

Maurizio Palmulli, known to Romans as Mister OK, kept alive a New Year's Day tradition in Rome, despite the challenges of Italy's red zone restrictions, by diving into the icy waters of the river Tiber. The daredevil lifeguard took the 17-metre plunge off Ponte Sisto at 10.00 this morning, two hours earlier than normal, continuing one of the city's...

Almost 10 months after the first Italian patient tested positive for the new coronavirus, Italy on Sunday vaccinated the first residents against COVID-19. Three health workers at the Rome Spallanzani hospital were inoculated shortly before 0700 GMT with the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, a statement by the commissioner for the epidemic D...

Rome city hall celebrates Christmas by projecting images of Nativity-themed frescoes and paintings onto the façade of Palazzo Senatorio on the Capitoline hill. The Visioni di Natale video-mapping project features scenes depicting the Nativity and the Adoration of the Magi, painted by Italian masters such as Botticelli, Caravaggio and Giotto. The ou...

The Roman Colosseum could be getting a makeover into the 21st century. Almost 2,000 years after the amphitheater was built, Italian officials are looking for an architect to remake its stage floor, according to recent reports. The project, which is being financed by the Italian culture ministry for 10 million euros (about $12.1 million), is expecte...

"Dear Santa Claus, all I want for Christmas is to hug Papà" - Rome hospital lets children hug their parents thanks to anti-covid curtain. Rome's S. Raffaele hospital has made the wishes of its little patients come true after the children had asked Santa Claus to help them to hug their parents, following months of separation due to the coronavirus p...