Yearly Archives: 2014

MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL… “BELLISSIMA”!

A brand new exhibit at Maxxi Museum of Rome glorifies Italian excellence in fashion design: on display 80 haute couture garments and jewels dating back to the period between 1945 and 1968. A piece of Italian history throughout the work of the greatest designers who, soon after the Second World…
ONE NIGHT, THREE DAYS… AT THE MUSEUM!

ONE NIGHT, THREE DAYS… AT THE MUSEUM!

6-7-8 December promise to be a long dream-weekend for museums lovers: Rome will offer her visitors several exceptional events in both State and City Museums. Concerts and a series of live performances will turn on the Eternal City’s cultural life just before Christmas. Here a resume of the happenings: –…
ROMAN UNDERWORLD: BROTHELS, TAVERNS AND SLUMS AT CARAVAGGIO’S TIME

ROMAN UNDERWORLD: BROTHELS, TAVERNS AND SLUMS AT CARAVAGGIO’S TIME

If you have enough of the majestic beauty of emperors’ Rome, then the current exhibit at the French Academy might satisfy your yen for something different: “The Baroque Underworld: Vice and Destitution in Rome” shows the oddest sides of the city at the time when the Popes were her indisputable…

NATIVITY SCENES: EIGHT CENTURIES OF TRADITION ON EXHIBIT

Every December since 1976 an exhibit in Rome celebrates the 8-centuries-old Italian tradition of Nativity scenes building, an art going back to the time of St. Francis. It’s “100 Presepi”, hosted by the worth-visiting location of Sale del Bramante, besides the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo in the heart…
GOING TO BOLOGNA? THEN COME TO ROME!

GOING TO BOLOGNA? THEN COME TO ROME!

The biggest Italian Motor Show is back: in Bologna, from 6 to 14 December 2014. The new exciting edition of this traditional event promises to satisfy any type of motor lovers: test-drive, track races, music&fun, technological innovation, interactive routes, and even outlets where to purchase your new automobile right on…

Some More Tips About Rome

Almost two thousand years after its collapse as an Empire, Rome now lives under the shadow of a once powerful and prosperous nation. The beauty of the Spanish Steps with its sinking boat, massive amphitheatre called Coloseum, fine wall arts sparsed across the city’s Catholic santuaries, monuments, catacombs, religious abondance…

“CINEMONDO” AT VILLA MEDICI

French Academy in Rome is currently hosting the fourth edition of “CINEMONDO”, the International film festival which this is year is dedicated to South-East Asia film industry. On show from 27 November to 3 December 2014 movies from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Special honor will be tributed to works which…

THANKSGIVING DAY IN ROME

On Thursday 27th people from USA will celebrate their traditional Thanksgiving Day. As usual, the fourth Thursday of November marks this festivity which origin can be traced back to Sixteenth century religious disputes in England. Pilgrims migrated to USA apparently celebrated their first Thanksgiving Day in the year 1621, at…