Archeology

Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:40
Tarquinia lies about 100 km (60 miles) north of Rome and is an easy day trip by car, train, or bus. This classic Italian hill town sits perched near the coast…
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…