After a long wait and countless rumors, Starbucks has made an announcement: “Yes, we are opening our first store in Rome.” The location is still not clear, but most likely, it will be near the Vatican Museums. There are talks about a second store opening near the Spanish Steps as well. The first location is

Major Papal Basilica Saint Mary Major There is a church on the Esquiline hill, in Rome, called Santa Maria Maggiore or Saint Mary Major. This church is one of four major papal Basilicas and the largest Marian church in Rome. Every year, on August the 5th something strange and beautiful happens around this fascinating church:

The art of coffee in Italy The coffee, for the Italians is not only a drink capable of giving you a boost of energy or to revitalize you after a long day’s work. To have a cup of coffee- at home or in the bar(cafe) is a ritual that can also be a perfect occasion