March 6 2015 / Events

Di mastri e di botteghe

Rome, Lazio

“Of (artisan) masters and of workshops..” is the name of Liliana Ranalletta’s recent photography work. The idea came about during


March 3 2015 / Places

A Library in the Stables

Roma, Lazio

Art historians and scholars now have a new specialized library for research thanks to ABI, the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (Italian Banks


February 27 2015 / Local Interest

Roman Attitude

Rome, Lazio

Back in September, a 42 minute video rant was released in which the Islamic State (IS) mentioned that “this will


February 25 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Bs and Bees

Saint Peter's basilica, Vatican City State

It’s a… actually, what is it?! Scholars have a hard time deciding how to categorize Gianlorenzo Bernini’s giant, 66ft.-tall bronze


February 5 2015 / Food & Wine

Emergenza!

Rome, Italy

Uh-oh… nothing in the fridge except the usual suspects. Some bread, half a lemon, a miserable piece of butter (in


January 29 2015 / Events

Blessing of the Pets

Rome, Lazio

As per tradition, the Festa di Sant’Antonio Abate was celebrated in Rome this year on January the 18th and 19th


January 26 2015 / Food & Wine

So Far So Good

Ponzano Romano, Lazio

…this new year’s resolution is officially alive and well despite a close call. While exploring another corner of the countryside


January 21 2015 / Events

Farewell to Presidente Napolitano

Rome, Italy

This past Wednesday the magnificent presidential residence Palazzo Quirinale was vacated by elderly statesman Giorgio Napolitano after his 9 year


December 12 2014 / Events

Presepi in a Presepe

Artena, Lazio

Throughout history, this hilltop town just south of Rome was infamous for being a den for brigands. The reason for


December 10 2014 / Local Interest

Friends in High Places

Rome, Italy

While having a friend with good strong connections intercede on one’s behalf is a practice that certainly exists the world


December 1 2014 / Local Interest

Off-season at the Lake

Lake Bracciano, Lazio

Niente (nothing). Certainly not busy. Not too warm either. Already so much less of a zoo in the summertime than


November 17 2014 / Food & Wine

Fall Flavors – Pappardelle

Palombara Sabina, Lazio

No autumn is complete without at least one trip to the countryside north of Rome to catch some fresh air,


November 7 2014 / Art & Archaeology

Long Lost Mary Magdalene?

Rome, Italy

Just recently a 1610 letter was found in the Vatican archives in which a Bishop in Naples notifies Cardinal Borghese


October 28 2014 / Food & Wine

The Art of Ordering Prosciutto…

Rome, Lazio

Easy, right? Hmmm… but do you want crudo or cotto? (cured or cooked, respectively) Do you need it for cooking,


October 24 2014 / Food & Wine

Gorga – Milking Time!

Gorga, Lazio

A bandana on his head to hold back dripping sweat, Giulio sat on the steps just outside the family caseificio


October 20 2014 / Places

The Gardens of Villa Lante

Bagnaia, Lazio

At the height of the Renaissance, Cardinal Gambara commissioned an elegant garden to be built near Viterbo, inspired by designs


October 13 2014 / Local Interest

Ottobrata Romana

Rome, Italy

To this day people refer to the ottobrata romana (Roman October) when speaking of a mild, still warm autumn day.


October 9 2014 / Places

Ventotene Checklist

Ventotene, Lazio

Before you leave for a few days on paradiso, aka the island of Ventotene, you’ll probably want to jot down a


September 25 2014 / Art & Archaeology

Le Baccanti

Rome, Italy

Trance-like states? Music, drumming, and ecstatic dancing? Intoxication by wine? Sounds like a party! Perhaps in many ways it actually


September 19 2014 / Art & Archaeology

Semplice, no?

Rome, Italy

A beautifully handcrafted, Italian designed line of jewelry, the GrandTour Collection, made by our new friends Micaela and Roberto Borrazzi


September 16 2014 / Places

Secret Torre Flavia

Marina di Cerveteri, Lazio

Granted, summer is coming to an end, but a mile stretch of undeveloped beach, 20 minutes from Rome with two


September 9 2014 / Food & Wine

Maritozzo con Panna

Rome, Italy

With the rientro in full swing and the summer holidays already distant memories, it’s go go go errands to run


July 18 2014 / Food & Wine

Rome’s Best Cappuccino

Rome, Lazio

More than 2,000 satisfied Romans, the majority lawyers working at the nearby legal offices and courts, make a daily stop at