Yearly Archives: 2013

Villa of The Quintilii

Villa Quintilii, located in the Appia Antica surrounding, was constructed in 151 AD by Sextus Quintilius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus, who were successfull consuls in the 2nd century. Nevertheless, the earliest construction of the villa dates back to the Hadrian rule. The end of the once influential consul brothers…

Rome Film Festival 2013

As every year, the Rome Film Festival is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar of the Eternal City. The details haven’t been revealed yet, but many international stars are expected to show up. Rumor has it we may get a chance to see Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde and…

The Vittoriano, Rome’s Typewriter

If you are accused of being “too much” in Rome that means you are REALLY trying too hard. That’s the case with the Vittoriano. For most tourists is memorable; for most Romans is just akward. The monument was built to celebrate king Vittorio Emanuele II after his death, and apparently…