Italian traditions

Rome in April // The Essentials

Rome in April // The Essentials

April is the most beautiful time of year to visit Rome. The whole month is rich of events and the climate is perfect for walking around among the beauties and wonders of the eternal city. Of course,  lots of people will be around, but with a good timetable and  an…
Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

Here you have a list of museums and monuments in Rome with  free entry during the museum week from 5 to 10 March 2019. This is the list of museums you can visit in Rome and in the province. Of course you will find the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali,…
#savethedate : Sunday 7 April – 25th Edition of Rome Marathon

#savethedate : Sunday 7 April – 25th Edition of Rome Marathon

The most spectacular  marathon will reach this year the 25th Edition. Still not registered ? If you sign up by the end of January, you can still do it at a reduced price. If you are an Affiliated athletic the costs are the following € 65,00 – within 31st January…
A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

The Christmas countdown has begun:  just 3 weeks left ! The good news is that finally , after 3 years, the classical   Christmas Market of  Piazza Navona  has reopened  December 2nd, and will last until January 6th. You can’t miss it. It represents the Christmas spirit in Rome and you…
Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

The ghetto was projected to lock up and control the Jews minority  in 1555  by Pope Paul IV on 14th of July The papal bull  imposed economic and freedom restrictions to the jews . This oppression continued for 315 years until its abolition in 1870 (reunification of Italy). At present,…
Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe

From 26/7/18  to  11/11/18 An interesting exhibition of destructive tools used to strike and defend. Powerful weapons that also symbolize the social relevance and the representation of power in an era marked by the conflicts  between the West and the Ottoman Empire and many wars between the great international European…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROME!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROME!

The old, charming lady is turning 2768 next week: following the tradition, indeed, April 21st marks the anniversary of the foundation of the Eternal City by Romulus in 753 BC. After Roman age, when the city foundation was regularly celebrated with a ceremony called Palilia, its occurring in modern time dates…

WHEN IN ROME… HAVE EASTER BREAKFAST AS ROMANS DO

Easter traditions in Italy are so full of homemade dishes that they will hardly feel in awe of the widely celebrated Christmas ones. The world of bread is no exception. Each region has its own. Sometimes they are called directly bread, other times focaccia, pizza, etc. There are recipes both…

BAROQUE FIREWOKS AND PARADES AT ROMAN CARNIVAL

Carnival in Rome gives the chance for a trip back to Renaissance and Baroque age. Celebrations of this yearly event in the Eternal City take visitors into colors, customs and atmospheres which were in vogue five hundred years ago: masquerades, horse parades and even fireworks have been set up in…
CARNIVAL: A STORY OF MASKS, PARADES, BATTLES AND FOOD!

CARNIVAL: A STORY OF MASKS, PARADES, BATTLES AND FOOD!

One of the most typical Italian festivity has just begun: Carnival. For about two weeks this ancient tradition, which has likely its roots in pagan and pre-Christian cults, will live again all over Italy with more or less emphasis according to the region. Some cities gained popularity far beyond national…
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