Ancient Rome

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:27
You have probably never heard of Lavinio, yet this holiday resort on the outskirts of Rome has been a VIP destination for centuries. Indeed, in the golden days…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:40
A lost mosaic belonging to Roman emperor Caligula has been unveiled and put on display at the Italian museum in Nemi, Lazio, where it was supposedly kept…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 03/10/2021 - 03:24
The burial place of Emperor Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor whose mausoleum is a symbol of the architectural magnificence of ancient Rome, has…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 00:00
In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the largest…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:00
The Roman Forum was for centuries the center of Rome’s public life. All important social and political events took place here, from elections to public…
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…