DIOCLETIAN BATHS GET NEW LOOK

 

A wall of magical images, a chorus chanting rituals of the remote past and a soon-to-be-open cafeteria on a panoramic terrace are only some of the innovations introduced to stimulate the imagination and enhance the experience of visitors to the Museo Nazionale Romano inside the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian.

The museum, near Rome's Termini station, occupies a portion of the original 13 hectares of the Baths, built by the Emperor Diocletian between 298 and 306 AD.

21 Jan 2015 More

WINTER WONDERLAND IN ITALY'S LOVELIEST PARKS

 

The unexpected snowfalls this winter transformed many of the Italy's most beautiful gardens into authentic winter wonderlands, even in areas where snow is a rare event.


 

18 Jan 2015 More

ITALIAN TRAVELLERS DISCOVER ABRUZZO

Abruzzo and its mountains were virtually unknown as a tourist destination until the early part of last century, when they began to be “discovered” thanks to the Italian Touring Club (TCI). An exhibition at L'Aquila, entitled “Italiani Viaggiatori alla Scoperta dell'Abruzzo” (Italian Travellers Discover Abruzzo) sets out to illustrate the important role played by the TCI, which has just celebrated its 120th anniversary.


15 Jan 2015 More

CERVETERI RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS

Cerveteri, the town north of Rome that was once an important Etruscan settlement, is enjoying a boom in visitors. The crowds have been drawn in thousands over the Christmas holidays to see the famous Crater of Euphonios, a 5th century BC Greek masterpiece, returned to its rightful home.

12 Jan 2015 More

PROSECCO OUTDOES CHAMPAGNE

 

The glasses raised to salute the New Year were very likely filled with prosecco, which has now overtaken champagne in popularity, according to the latest wine export figures. During the past year, 307 million bottles of prosecco were sold, compared with the 304 million bottles of French champagne.

09 Jan 2015 More

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