ROME HERTZIANA LIBRARY RE-OPENS

 The prestigious Hertziana Library near the Spanish Steps in Rome has now re-opened after a lengthy restoration project lasting over ten years.

22 Jan 2013 More

MILAN BEST TOURISM DEVELOPMENT POLICY

According to a study published by the Osservatorio Nazionale Spese Pubblica e Turismo Sostenibile (National Watchdog on public expenditure and sustainable tourism), Milan is the leading Italian city respecting these criteria.

19 Jan 2013 More

S. ANTONIO ABATE CELEBRATIONS

The Feast Day of St. Anthony Abbot on the 17 January is marked with celebrations in many parts of Italy. S. Antonio Abate is the patron saint of animals, and many religious rituals involve the blessing of pets and farm animals.

16 Jan 2013 More

COLOSSEUM IN TECHNICOLOUR!

Recent research has demonstrated that Rome’s most famous monument, the Amphitheatre Flavio, better known by its ancient nickname, the Colosseum, was originally brightly coloured.

16 Jan 2013 More

CIAMPINO, ROME: MESSALLA VILLA DISCOVERY

Archaeologists made an exciting discovery during recent excavations in the vicinity of Rome’s second airport, Ciampino. During soundings for a new building development, a 1 st century BC swimming pool came to light, complete with seven colossal statues illustrating the Greek myth of Niobe.

13 Jan 2013 More

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