Luiss Guido Carli crossed the Atlantic with the aim of "strengthening that virtual bridge existing between Italy and the United States that is supported on skills, relationships and new business opportunities, but also strategic assets of what is defined as a new economic diplomacy of education." An important appointment, a meeting that took place...

As the US dollar continues to surge and easing pandemic border restrictions boost travel confidence, US tourists continue to flock to Rome. This is helping the city enjoy a late-season tourist boom.One dollar currently buys just over one euro, about 17 per cent more than it did a year ago. This is the strongest dollar to euro exchange rate for over...

In Rome, the 18th century Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous sites that travelers choose to visit. Millions of visitors flock to the Italian landmark every year to take photos and join in the tradition by tossing in a coin. The legend comes from the Oscar-winning 1950s film "Three Coins in the Fountain": when one throws a coin into the founta...

At the end of the stunning Aventine Hill, just south of the Circo Massimo, sits the Villa del Priorato di Malta. It’s a stunning former monastery sat on top of the Tiber River with beautifully manicured gardens on the grounds and an absolutely stunning view of the Roman skyline. It would be the perfect spot for a secluded and romantic evening strol...

Visitors to the Rome Film Festival and MIA Market last month couldn’t have avoided them. They were everywhere in the eternal city: bright red billboards celebrating Cinecittà, the city’s legendary film studio. They weren’t promoting any new film or TV series shooting at the fame backlot. Instead the ads were part of a campaign, call it Cinecittà re...

OnStage! Festival is back. The first American Theater Festival in Italy, presented by KIT Italia and The International Theatre in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater in New York, Music Theater International and Roma Tre University.  The 2022 edition of OnStage! Festival, focused on Human Rights, will be held from 18 to 24 November in Rome, Pesc...

Roman cuisine, including ancient Roman Jewish cuisine, is not for delicate palates. Based on the seasonality of the harvest of the immense Lazio countryside and on a tradition of field workers and sheep/pork farmers, this area of Italy has not known the culinary splendor of the great kingdoms of the north and of the south of the peninsula. In Rome...

Shown at the American Academy in Rome, Iwan Baan’s images are presented simply; there are large, blown-up depictions of aerial-view cityscapes and hoards of tourists at famous landmarks. The architectural photography exhibition, ‘From Las Vegas to Rome’ is layered and enticing, and offers candid frames and fascinating vistas that reveal a dialogue...

Romans love them, and their name gives away when they happen, but do we know what they are? Let’s take a look at our capital’s most loved autumnal tradition, the ottobrate. In the good old days and up to the beginning of the 20th century, ottobrate were a serious affair. Dedicated to the celebration of the end ofvendemmia, they found their most anc...

National President Robert A. (Bob) Bianchi, Esq. of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), led a delegation of OSDIA, Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), and Commission for Social Justice (CSJ) National Officers on a historic visit to Rome, Italy. President Bianchi was the first National President in the storied 117-year history of...