Rome Travel Guide

AN EXCURSION TO ASSISI, THE GREEN HOMELAND OF ST. FRANCIS

AN EXCURSION TO ASSISI, THE GREEN HOMELAND OF ST. FRANCIS

Assisi, located in a green rural area in the heart of Umbria, is a moderately small and incredibly beautiful city. Located 174 km North-East of Rome, is home to the Franciscan and Clare orders. St. Francis (San Francesco, in Italian) was born to a rich family. His father, Pietro de…
SUMMER IN ROME: SUN & SALES

SUMMER IN ROME: SUN & SALES

There are two times a year when you’ll see Italians go nuts about something other than soccer. Yes, I’m talking about the saldi, “sales”. Both city center and malls become more crowded than usual, if you consider that even normally they stand as traditional meeting points. Shopping is truly one of…
A BIT OF ANXIETY… JUST ON EXHIBIT!

A BIT OF ANXIETY… JUST ON EXHIBIT!

Located in the heart of the City Centre, few steps from Piazza Venezia, the Capitoline Museums have been holding until October 4th 2015 The Age of Anxiety, that is to say the fourth round of ‘’Days of Rome’’, a cycle of exhibitions focused on some particular stages of Roman history. This time,…
TALES ABOUT FOOD & FASHION IN ROME

TALES ABOUT FOOD & FASHION IN ROME

The Elegance of Food is the latest major exhibition in Rome on the occasion of EXPO MILANO 2015, and it celebrates at one time nutrion, which is the leitmotiv of the Universal Exposition, as well as Made in Italy tailoring and craftsmanship. Visitors will take a journey through different facets of ancient…
MOST SECRET ROMAN COURTYARDS OPEN JUST FOR A WEEKEND!

MOST SECRET ROMAN COURTYARDS OPEN JUST FOR A WEEKEND!

Rome will disclose some of her secret treasures this weekend: on May 23rd and 24th the “Open Courtyards Rome” event will allow anyone to visit courtyards which are normally closed to public as being part of private properties, although historical. The event is organized once a year by the Italian…
BAROQUE: THE AGE OF ART BLOOMING IN ROME

BAROQUE: THE AGE OF ART BLOOMING IN ROME

Until July 26th Rome hosts a gigantic and “multi-venue” exhibition entirely focused on Baroque, the artistic style which still chracterizes most of the architectural features of the Eternal City. The exhibition shows the evolution of Baroque art from its birth (first two decades of the Seventeenth century) to its highest…
THE POWER OF IMAGES… BEYOND THE GAZE: STEVE MCCURRY

THE POWER OF IMAGES… BEYOND THE GAZE: STEVE MCCURRY

His name says it all: Steve McCurry. Until September 20th, one-hundred-fifty of his breathtaking photographs will be exposed in Rome at Teatro 1 in Cinecittà, the famous film studios which were backdrops to epic movies such as Ben Hur. Steve McCurry, the National Geographic’s photographer par excellence, doesn’t need any…
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…
NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURE JUST UNCOVERED: 80 METERS AURELIAN WALLS!

NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURE JUST UNCOVERED: 80 METERS AURELIAN WALLS!

The Eternal City keeps on being a treasure trove of discoveries: few days ago 80 meters Aurelian Walls were uncovered during the excavations works which have been taking place around Rome for the construction of her third underground line (so called line C). They were surprisingly unburied in the area…
WHEN IN ROME… HAVE EASTER BREAKFAST AS ROMANS DO

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…
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