Archeology

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…
Culture
by rochelledelborrello | Tue, 01/01/2019 - 23:20
It is easy to overdose on fine art in Italy, just because there is so much of it. Italian art history is so rich, and the temptation is always to try to see as…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/23/2018 - 03:00
A charcoal inscription recently unearthed on the walls of a house in Pompeii seems to suggest that the ancient Roman city was destroyed by the eruption of…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:40
S.U.P.E.R., acronym for ‘Seven Unique Places to Experience in Rome,’ is the new cumulative ticket that gives access to seven sites within the Archeological…