December 2 2011 / Local Interest

I Ragazzi di Via Panisperna

Rome, Lazio

The next time you’re walking along Via Panisperna from Piazza Venezia to Santa Maria Maggiore, stop for a second. An


November 9 2011 / Art & Archaeology

Palazzo Farnese

Rome, Lazio

Everyone knows the High Renaissance Palazzo Farnese in Rome. Many try to go visit and some succeed, though it is


September 29 2011 / Art & Archaeology

No Contest

Rome

It’s almost hard not to feel bad for Giuseppe Obici (a good technical sculptor by all means, but no master.)


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


March 3 2011 / Food & Wine

Puntarelle

Rome, Lazio

The end of the puntarelle (literally “little tips”) season approaches, and a sad day that is. From November through February


February 1 2011 / Art & Archaeology

The Calling of Matthew

Rome, Italy

In the historic center of Rome you’re within blocks of it almost at all times, so sometimes it’s hard not


September 17 2010 / Places

Area Sacra

Rome, Italy

In Rome’s Piazza Argentina you are across from an ancient ruin, the Area Sacra (literally, Sacred Area). Rome’s feral cats


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


June 17 2010 / Food & Wine

S.a.i.d. dal 1923

Roma, Lazio

The current abundance of sugar-laden chocolate bars (and bunnies) belies the fact that chocolate was once a luxury item, produced


March 11 2010 / Art & Archaeology

From Palace to Palace (part I)

Rome, Lazio

In the heart of the historical center near piazza Venezia, two luxurious palaces await your visit. One is Galleria Colonna


December 23 2009 / Local Interest

Zampognari

Rome, Italy

Every year, like clockwork, the Zampognari come down from the hills to Rome and other big cities along the coasts.


August 3 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Fountain Restoration

Rome

A monumental fountain, and possibly one of the most iconic and visited ones at that, under restoration work for 24


July 31 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Rome’s Catacombs in 3D

Rome, Lazio

Previously the vast scale of Rome’s catacombs – some 170km – had only been recorded with handmade maps. Now, a


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


July 20 2009 / Events

Porta Portese

Rome

Porta Portese, one of the largest flea markets in Rome, is a unique cultural experience for any visitor or native.


July 16 2009 / Food & Wine

La Grattachecca

Rome

In Rome, the summer heat has the timing of a naughty child ( it hits as soon as vacations start


July 14 2009 / Local Interest

Three Wheels on my Wagon

Rome

Once a place to see your horses and cattle, as well as to watch a public execution or two, Rome’s


June 9 2009 / Local Interest

Il Mostro

Rome

It’s that time of year again. Walk along Via della Paglia from Piazza Sant’Egidio in Trastevere, and you’ll notice that


May 28 2009 / Events

Piazza Di Siena

Rome

Horse lovers throughout Italy wait in anticipation throughout the year for what is simply known as Piazza di Siena, so


May 13 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Square Colosseum

EUR, Roma

EUR, which stands for Esposizione Universale Roma, is a suburb to the southwest of Rome that was built for the


May 4 2009 / Events

Artichoke Art

Ladispoli

Ladispoli, on the Mediterranean coast an hour from Rome, is famous for two attractions: 1) a five-star hotel, La Posta


April 28 2009 / Local Interest

Sons of… Wolf

Rome

Just like the city itself, Rome’s history too is a multi-layered tangle of stories and legends with Rome’s birth itself


April 9 2009 / Food & Wine

Girlfriends: Cheesecake?

Rome

What with the Easter holidays coming up, I decided to inquire with my girlfriends about the recipe of one of


April 3 2009 / Events

Fun Run

Rome

Few marathons involve chihuauas, couples in ski gear, little kids, orchestras and free cartons of great Italian milk. One such