Archeology

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:00
The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the first archaeological park to obtain an official ‘Covid-free’ certification. “We expect the certification to be a…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 05/14/2020 - 05:45
If you’ve heard anything at all about the ancient Etruscans of central Italy, you probably know that they are considered “mysterious.” Countless books, courses…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:32
Pompeii's so-called ‘House of Lovers’ has reopened to the public for the first time in 40 years. The house, the only ‘domus’ whose second floor was almost…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 12/29/2019 - 23:06
A special new opening will welcome 2020 visitors to Pompeii: the Casa del Frutteto, or House of the Orchard. The small house, still under restoration, is…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 11/14/2019 - 04:20
Beyond Rome, the landscape of Lazio unfurls in a panorama of fertile fields dotted with cypresses and umbrella pines. Venturing north toward Tuscany, we move…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/15/2019 - 08:24
A remarkable gladiators fresco came to light during the ongoing excavations of the Great Pompeii Project, a European Union-funded archeological project meant…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:20
Pompeii never ceases to amaze. After the disgraceful collapses and neglect of recent years, the archeological site is breathing new life thanks to the ‘Great…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:13
On the lid of a large terra-cotta sarcophagus dating from about 520 BCE, a husband and wife are shown reclining comfortably against a pair of stylized cushions…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
As restorers keep working on the Domus Aurea, Emperor Nero’s villa in ancient Rome, more incredible findings continue to emerge. The latest is a room decorated…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/26/2019 - 03:00
One of the oldest and most important archeological areas of Rome, Largo Argentina, will be restored and open to the public, Rome mayor Virginia Raggi announced…