Ancient Rome

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/04/2020 - 00:00
There are places in Italy that resemble or remind of world-famous locations around the world. Let’s look at four of them.  The Marmore Waterfalls, Umbria…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Tue, 04/21/2020 - 00:15
Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning. — Giotto di Bondone Without a doubt, the city of Rome, also known as the 'Eternal…
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…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:00
Most people may be familiar with the Domus Aurea, the sumptuous palace Emperor Nero built in the heart of ancient Rome after the Great Fire of 64 AD had…
Food + Wine
by Francine Segan | Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:48
Emilia-Romagna is home to one of Italy’s oldest springs: Galvanina, which is located in the town of Rimini, birthplace of famed director Federico Fellini. The…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 04/10/2018 - 06:18
Considered one of the most cruel tyrants in history, the figure of Nero continues to fascinate, even 1950 years after his death. New openings on the Palatine…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:00
Archeologists in Rome were astounded when a luxurious Roman domus emerged during excavations for the expansion of the city’s subway. The ‘Commander’s House,’…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/22/2018 - 02:00
[Pictured above: the Farnese Bull, the largest single sculpture recovered from antiquity, part of the museum's Farnese Collection.] Italy’s most fascinating…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:15
A visit to the recently reopened archeological restoration site of the Domus Aurea in Rome has been enhanced thanks to the introduction of new multimedia…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 01/24/2017 - 06:30
The Pantheon, one of Rome’s most visited monuments, may no longer be free to enter. Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini has announced the possible…