The 2nd of June is closing in and year after year Rome is starting to dress up for a very important occasion: Republic Day As we know the Eternal City hosts all kinds of events fanning from fashion shows to political meeting of international importance, religious celebrations, art exhibits and a lot more; yet

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 monarchy to republic. But, of

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

The Roman Jewish Ghetto (the second-oldest in Italy, following the one in Venice, whose dialect originated the word indicating for decades the places where Jews were forced to live and work) was established on July 12th, 1555 by Pope Paul IV; it marked the beginning of a long story filled with tragic moments, such as

A labyrinth of narrow streets, paved with “sampietrini” (cobblestones made of flint stone and carved with an ancient technique, typical of Rome), overlooked by lots of restaurants and bars, open day and night: welcome to Trastevere, one of the most charming among Rome’s neighborhoods. It’s an ancient neighborhood, lying on an inhabited area that dates

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

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