Talking statues of Rome. It all started in 1501, when during the road construction, a small statue was discovered and placed in one of the corners of Piazza Navona. Few days later first note was posted right on the statue, and then another one, and another one. People started using the statue to spread the
Driving in Rome can get pretty hectic and stressful at times. Italians are calm and laid-back at the point A and at the point B, but between point A and point B they are always in the rush, always stressed and are very anxious to get to the point B as fast as they can.
Santa Maria del Popolo is one of those churches where you can travel in time as far back as 1099 when it was first built under the Pope Pasqual the II. It stands on the very edge of the historical center of the city, right by the main northern gate of Rome called The Flaminian
This hidden gem of Rome, unknown to the tourists, is the church of Santa Maria Addolorata. The church is located in the beautiful neighborhood called Trieste. It was founded by the Argentine priest Msgr. Jose Leon Gallardo with the help of few bishops from Argentina. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on 9 July 1910, to celebrate
Great Gelato – How-to Guide. There are three major styles of ice creams in Western world: Philadelphia-style (no eggs, egg whites and cream), French-style(whole eggs and cream) and, of-course, Italian-style gelato (no eggs, with cream and light milk). Modern gelato or ice cream is said to have been invented in Italy in 1660’s and in
Colosseum is one of the most famous buildings in the world, and one of the favorite tourist attractions in Rome, the word “Colosseum” is just a nickname that stuck for over 1900 years. Official name of this marvel of architecture and engineering is Flavian Amphitheater or Anfiteatro Flavio, because it was built by the Flavian
Lotto stands. Fun fact about the lottery stands in Rome. These stands are usually located in the tobacco stores, and they have very “important” for players books called :”Encyclopedia of Lotto” or “Encyclopedia of Dreams” on how to interpret your dreams, they also have books called “Encyclopedia of Numbers“, all these books are supposed to
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Ariccia is a little town, located one hour away from Rome, in the Alban hills, in the national park called Castelli Romani, between two volcanic lakes: Lake Albano and Lake Nemi. Ariccia is about 2500 years old and because of its location it had been for ages a very important strategic point. In the end
The Roman speciality that conquered the world. The word “porchetta” comes from its male correspondent, “porchetto” (piglet). In ancient times, a relatively “young” pig was sacrificed as an offer to the divinities. Afterwards, people discovered that the female had a healthier and tastier meat, so they started using it. From that comes the name “porchetta”.