Articles 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 t…
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 05:48
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:46
Located within the heart of Rome sits the smallest country in the world. The population of Vatican City is a mere 831. Most of these residents are p…
Tue, 01/17/2012 - 05:22
The cruise ship accident that has left at least six dead off the Tuscan coast may have occurred because of significant errors on the part of the ships…
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 04:10
Masters chefs in Milan, Moscow and New York are gearing up for the fifth annual International Day of Italian Cuisine (IDIC). The chefs may be in thre…
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 01:01
Well heeled editors, bloggers, photographers and fashion lovers have descended on Florence to see the very best in menswear. Pitti Uomo is in Florenc…
Thu, 01/12/2012 - 04:28
Cinque Terre is made up of five once-remote villages along Italy’s Ligurian coast.In recent years, the region has gained international fame for its un…
Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:27
The world's smallest cinema won't be found in any building. Instead, the two-person movie theatre travels around Italy on four wheels. The Cortomobil…
Tue, 01/10/2012 - 03:20
Italy's rich music culture has produced no shortage of great musicians. Some of Italy's most talented performers have gone on to produce collaboratio…
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 05:35
Italy's X Factor has crowned its latest winner at the tender age of 16. The televised singing competition ended Sunday, with Francesca Michielin of…
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 01:29
16 lucky newborns had a very special baptism on Sunday when Pope Benedict blessed the babies himself after a historic mass in the Sistine Chapel.The c…
Thu, 01/05/2012 - 03:38
The town of Oria, PugliaAncient and modern culture have come into a direct faceoff in one Italian town where a new soccer field has replaced ruins dat…
Wed, 01/04/2012 - 05:31
Stazione Santa Lucia, VeniceThe bustle of a train station can offer supreme people watching opportunities, but the station itself can also be a scenic…
Tue, 01/03/2012 - 06:27
Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco will celebrate a grand birthday this week while being honored by the worldwide community of intellectuals.…
Fri, 12/30/2011 - 05:53
After nearly 8 decades of marriage, it might be safe to assume that the couple is in it for the long run. Unfortunately, one Italian couple married f…
Thu, 12/29/2011 - 05:13
The luxury Tod's makeover to restore the Colosseum has finally been schedule to begin. A complete revamp of the monument funded by Tod's founder Dieg…
Tue, 12/27/2011 - 05:39
The collapse occurred at the House of Loreius TiburtinusThe discovery of a newly collapsed historic column has raised concerns just weeks after UNESCO…
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 07:59
A beautiful fresco painted by Pinturicchio in 1492 is stirring up fresh controversy with the announcement that a fragment of the 'scandalous' artwork…
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 05:32
Anita Ekberg, known internationally for her role as the beautiful Sylvia in La Dolce Vita, is requesting financial assistance from the Fellini Foundat…
Tue, 12/20/2011 - 04:58
A group of five men carried out a major heist at the Unicredit branch located next to the Spanish Steps in Rome.On Monday afternoon, the robbers gaine…