A newly-discovered part of an ancient Roman site where free grain was distributed to Romans until the third century AD has been unveiled in the basement of a luxury hotel in the centre of Rome. The excavatation and restoration of part of the Porticus Minucia Frumentaria was carried out by Rome's archaeological superintendency. Archaeologists made t...

The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a Baroque-style art gallery that traces its architectural roots to the early 15th century. Towering on Via del Corso in the heart of Rome, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a gallery that flaunts the best art history from the Pamphilj family’s private collection. But the palazzo’s history runs deeper than hosting art displ...

The Eternal City has gained a new archaeology museum: the Archaeological Park of the Celio, inaugurated just last month. The park, a stone’s throw away from the Colosseum, contains a host of freshly excavated ancient structures and artifacts, some of which haven’t been seen by the public in centuries.  These include the remains of the Divo Claudio ...

Have you heard of Lazio’s dying town? Located a couple of hours north of Rome in the under-the-radar region of Tuscia, Civita di Bagnoregio rises on a bluff and looks almost like an island surrounded by a valley. I recently included it in a list of Italy’s most charming small towns for AFAR, but I think it warrants a closer look. Curious to see the...

That something is moving in Rome is there for all to see, it may be the Jubilee, it may be the European Recovery Plan, it may be Mayor Gualtieri's extraordinary powers, it may even be the fact that Rome is still an affordable city, price-wise, compared to other major European capitals now at the level of New York. The fact is that this opportunity-...

Rome has a centuries-old tradition of caring for its stray cats, in a special bond that stretches back to ancient Roman times and continues to this day. The historical links between Rome and its felines can be traced back to the fifth century, according to the capital's website, after carbon dating showed evidence of a cat colony at Trajan's Market...

Forget Paris in spring: Rome is both warmer and cooler in the first few months of the year. The locals are in their winter black rollneck jumpers, accessorised with equally noir-ish sunglasses. With an average of 17C by March, it’s warm enough to sit outside cafés and bars, but not hot enough to fall foul of the “no shorts” rule enforced in Rome’s...

Experience the magic of Easter in Rome, known as Pasqua in Italian. From ancient ceremonies to colorful street celebrations, Easter in Rome is a unique experience you won't forget. Join us as we explore the beauty and excitement of this sacred season in one of the world's most enchanting cities. Celebrating Holy Week in RomeRoman Easter festivities...

The idea is not mine, it belongs to Stefania Mastrosimone who, a while back, wrote an article for Vanilla Magazine about this topic: in ancient Rome, walls were the equivalent of our social media. And oh! how right she is! While today we associate graffiti either with street art or, well, vandalism, depending on the talent of its authors, once upon...

Dear friends, 2024 is fast moving on between the daily routine made up of news and content in social media, the monthly routine with interviews and the magazine, and the planning of projects, events, and lots of news, both in Italy and in the United States. The first news ... is not new: it is the third edition of our Gala here in Rome, which again...