December 18 2013 / Local Interest

Ice Skating in Rome?

Rome, Lazio

While snow is an extremely rare occurrence in Rome, it is guaranteed to get pretty nippy outside during winter, especially


June 8 2011 / Places

Full bloom

Rome, Lazio

Rome is famous for its monuments and links to antiquity, however there are natural marvels as well. A visit to


July 7 2010 / Art & Archaeology

An Untapped Pleasure

Rome, Italy

Rome is meant for the adventurous at heart, the urban explorers of the world. The city contains many hidden pleasures


June 18 2010 / Uncategorized

The Invisible Visitors

Rome, Lazio

Every summer tourists descend upon Rome without fail, but perhaps the true sign of summer is the arrival of another


May 17 2010 / Art & Archaeology

The Tempietto of San Pietro in Montorio

Rome, Lazio

Although it is considered to be one of the most aesthetically sound Renaissance buildings around, the Tempietto di San Pietro


May 3 2010 / Local Interest

Cat Capital of the World

Rome, Lazio

The number of ruins dating back to antiquity amazes most visitors to Rome, but many others also comment on the


April 16 2010 / Local Interest

Pasquino the Protester

Rome, Lazio

For better or worse, Italians have a reputation for protesting the powers that be. Romans in particular are known for


March 25 2010 / Food & Wine

Sagrantino di Montefalco

Montefalco, Umbria

The foothills of Umbria nurture many vineyards that rival those of their Tuscan neighbors to the north. Montefalco, nestled between


March 15 2010 / Local Interest

Scopa!

Scopa (meaning “to sweep” or “broom”) is a 400-year-old Italian card game, played in most regions of the country using


March 5 2010 / Local Interest

Stepping Up from Trastevere to Monteverde

Rome, Lazio

The Trastevere neighborhood in central Rome is famous for its cobblestone vicoli (alleyways), medieval charm and bustling nightlife. Monteverde instead


February 22 2010 / Local Interest

Carnevale – Mardi Gras alla Italiana

Rome, Italy

Although the most famous Italian Carnevale festivals are held in Venezia and Viareggio, debauchery and merrymaking can be seen and


January 21 2010 / Food & Wine

Peeling off the Layers

Rome, Lazio

La Cisterna was a hotspot for celebrities during Rome’s glamour days of the 1950s. Even today, celebrities can occasionally be


January 14 2010 / Local Interest

Griffins of Genoa

Genoa, Liguria

The griffin is a legendary creature usually depicted with the body of a lion combined with the head and wings


November 16 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Cimitero Staglieno: Cemetery or Museum?

Genoa, Liguria

Immersed in forested hills and composed of stylistically uniform and seemingly endless colonnades, lies the monumental cemetery of Staglieno in


November 3 2009 / Art & Archaeology

VIP Vatican City

Vatican City

Among other things, the pope is a celebrity like any other, with paparazzi and the press hounding his every move.


October 19 2009 / Local Interest

Bolognese Street Artists

Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Besides the delicious ragú (Bolognese sauce) and mortadella, Bologna is known for its lively atmosphere full of music, students and


September 29 2009 / Food & Wine

Palazzo del Freddo

Rome, Lazio

Every Roman has a favorite gelateria, but Palazzo del Freddo (literally, Palace of Cold) is one joint that everybody can


September 22 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Grotto of Tiberius

Sperlonga, Lazio

In 1957, an Italian engineer and amateur archaeologist named Erno Bellante was working on a road in the resort town


September 15 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Bodies of Pompeii

Pompeii, Campania

Like the lost city of Atlantis, the unfortunate city of Pompeii has achieved legendary status due to its unique downfall.


September 7 2009 / Places

The Hidden Beaches of Sperlonga

Sperlonga, Lazio

The perfect weekend getaway from Rome is an hour and half train ride south to the coastal town of Sperlonga,


August 4 2009 / Events

Rafting Beneath Waterfalls

Marmore Falls, Umbria

Lovers of central Italy usually flock to Assisi (St. Francis), Orvieto (great white wine) or Perugia (chocolate, among other treasures).


July 27 2009 / Places

Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi

Genoa, Liguria

Genoa may be one-third of Italy’s “industrial triangle”, however its location on the Italian Riviera is not wasted.The Nervi quartiere


July 21 2009 / Events

The English Theatre of Rome

Rome, Lazio

Since 1996, The English Theatre of Rome has been an important hub for Italian and non-Italian directors, playwrights, and actors