April 25, 2017
Italian Campaign and Liberation of Italy. 72 years ago, today, Italy was finally rid of the fascist regime and liberated. By the end of April 1945 all major Italian cities were free and most of the fascist leaders sentenced to death. This period also marks the beginning of transition from monarch[...]
April 16, 2017
The Roman Castles area is full of history dating back to Ancient Roman times, when farmers and breeders coming from the countryside and headed to the Eternal City to sell their products, stopped to eat and rest in hostels and taverns. One of the favorite places of those headed to Rome was the old [...]
April 06, 2017
After fifteen years, the greatest and most prestigious touring exhibit in the history of video games finally arrives in Italy. Born in 2002, Game On’s first edition was hosted by the Barbican Centre in London. The viewers have the possibility of running through every major step of video games' his[...]
March 22, 2017
Public fountains of Rome - whose first installations date back to 1874 - are records of the past, resisting through time. They are called “nasoni - big noses” (a popular name due to the similarity of the water tap with a big stylized nose) and there are 2,500 of these public fountains left, two[...]
March 07, 2017
Have ever wondered what is the name of the district where Saint Peter's Basilica and the Vatican stand? Well wonder no more! The name of the district is Borgo Pio. Borgo Pio stands on what in ancient Roman times was a neighborhood used for burials; it is one of the few neighborhoods that has an off[...]
February 25, 2017
From its first construction (in 139 A.D) to today, Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) has been a fortress and a prison, a place of miraculous appearances but also the papal residence and the headquarters of very important departments (such as the Secret Archive, which was miraculously s[...]
February 15, 2017
It took 120 years to build the Major Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican (from 1506, with Pope Julius II, to 1626, with Pope Urban VIII). It was built on the site where another basilica had been previously built by the Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century AD; according to the tradition,[...]
February 01, 2017
One of the Italian food par excellence is the mozzarella di bufala (buffalo milk mozzarella), which has become a must have for tourists who love eating well and, above all, healthy. This food still hides a little mystery about the arrival of buffaloes in Italy. There are many hypotheses about it. So[...]
January 15, 2017
The Capuchin crypts and the church of Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins, designed by Michele da Bergamo, was built between 1626 and 1631 and overlooks Via Veneto, which became famous thanks to people like Federico Fellini and Ernest Hemingaway. It is constituted by a small nave overlooked[...]
January 04, 2017
The Quirinal Presidential Palace, residence of the President of the Italian Republic and whose name comes from the hill on which it was built dominating part of the city of Rome, is one of the biggest palaces in the world (its extension is over 110 thousand square meters) and, for centuries, it had [...]