Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:00
One of the most precious rooms of the Quirinal Palace in Rome, the Paolina Chapel, has reopened to the public and can now be visited alongside several other…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:40
For five years, restorers worked on the mosaics on the dome of the narthex, the entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice’s most famous monument. The mosaics,…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:50
“A single great museum comprising the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry of San Giovanni, the Crypt of…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/31/2017 - 06:50
Italy celebrates All Souls’ Day on November 2, a day devoted to honoring and remembering loved ones who have passed away, often by going to the cemetery to…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:35
The top two levels of the 52-meter (171-foot) high Colosseum, so far closed to the public, are scheduled to open for guided visits starting November 1. The top…
Food + Wine
by Natalie Aldern | Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:31
Rome’s iconic landmarks attract millions of visitors every year for good reason. From the perfect curves of the Colosseum to the thundering spray of the Trevi…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:25
During a summer when problems caused by mass tourism have emerged more apparent than ever in a number of Italian destinations, Rome is experimenting with a new…
Culture
by csabino | Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:22
Palaces built by Sicily’s nobles were meant to showcase their wealth and appreciation for the finest architectural styles and  decorative arts of the day.…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:30
Thanks to the opening of areas previously closed to the public, the visit of Castel Sant’Angelo is now longer and more complete, turning into a trip through…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 06/13/2017 - 05:20
[Really?! Women bathing in the 17th-century Fontana dell'Acqua Paola last summer in Rome.] Enough with frolicking at Rome’s historic fountains. Rome mayor…