The best destination in the world for lovers of good food? It's Rome, at least according to the Travellers' Choice Awards 2022 of the famous online review portal.  On the podium there are London and Paris, followed by Dubai, Barcelona, Madrid, Sao Paolo in Brazil, New York, Bangkok and Singapore. Out of the top ten - in any case dominated by Europe...

After months of work, Galleria Corsini in Rome reopens to the public with a unique exhibition celebrating a perhaps little-known artist, Plautilla Bricci. A silent revolution: Plautilla Bricci painter and architect, curated by Yuri Primarosa, condenses for the first time the artist's entire graphic and pictorial production. Daughter of an artist, P...

With nearly three thousand years of history woven into and underpinning its urban fabric, Rome is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. What better place to reimagine the inclusive, interconnected, sustainable and shared urban model of the future than in the Eternal City? The 2030 World Expo is the perfect opportunity to exa...

ITA Airways has opened new lounges at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports to enhance the customer experience on the ground. Additionally, the airline has launched a new online newsstand, which offers a contactless reading experience to passengers waiting for their flights in the lounges, and while onboard. The lounges at Rome Fiumicino and Mil...

Cortona competes with two more famous contemporaries. Open any guide-book and, to reduce fame to a crude word-count, the Bs have it: Bernini and Borromini. Or vice-versa. Part alphabetical/alliterative coincidence perhaps, part their biographically fascinating rivalry, Bernini and Borromini have tended to push Pietro da Cortona, Rome’s third Baroqu...

The sale of a Roman villa with the world's only Caravaggio ceiling painting, which was put on the market valued at €471 million, has been rescheduled with a new reduced price after a court-ordered auction on Tuesday failed to attract a single bid. The base asking price for the Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, whose opening bid had been set at...

Rome is not simply a city for the Romans: it is much more. The universally recognised Caput Mundi mixes pure soul and authentic emotions. It is a place where official history is interlaced with ordinary people's lives. Romans are people who can hardly keep quiet in a dialogue.  No matter if they are in a bar, at the market, on the bus or in the squ...

Rome's La Sapienza University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Anthony Fauci, the US infectious diseases expert and covid advisor to President Biden. The recognition was given to the American immunologist for his "fundamental role" in the study of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. La Sapienza said the honour was awarded "with particular...

Vita da Carlo (Life As Carlo) is the newish Italian comedy series I discovered on Amazon Prime while searching for something that would make me laugh. Gosh, with the virus spiking and hospital beds overflowing, I was desperately seeking an infectious comedy. This one fits the bill! If you like the offbeat humor of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sei...

The Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine hill is widely regarded as the most beautiful early Christian church in Rome. It is the oldest church to have preserved its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style, providing a glimpse into what churches from that time, including the original St. Peter’s Basilica, may have looked lik...