Italy's castrati singers

When the highest notes arise from the deepest sighs: the tragic but little-known story of Italy's castrate singers. “Alessandro Moreschi Angelo di Roma, Cantore nella Capella Sistina 1858-1922” reads...

Luke Wadding and his Rome legacy

The Irish founder of St Isidore's College arrived in Rome 400 years ago. Luke Wadding, an Irish Franciscan priest, arrived in Rome on 17 December 1618. He came as theological adviser to a royal deleg...

Ryder Cup comes to Rome in 2022

Rome will welcome the golf world's greatest team event, the Ryder Cup, for the first time as Italy begins to embraces the sport. While Rome may be used to the glitz and glamour of major sporting even...

Formula E returns to Rome on 13 April

The streets of Rome's EUR suburb host the second edition of Formula E Rome has a prestigious history when it comes to drawing crowds to watch the thrills and spills of a race. Gone might be the da...

Metrovia in Rome

Architect Paolo Arsena, the driving force behind the Metrovia project, explains how it could change Rome's public transport network. What is Metrovia? It’s a solution to provide Rome with an integ...

From Rome to Watergate

Italian connections to the infamous Washington landmark. Until the break-in that occurred the night of 16 June 1972 in the offices of the Democratic National Committee, the Watergate was known primar...

Gaelic football in Rome

How Ireland's national sport has been embraced by Italians and international expats in Rome. “It’s like a cross between rugby and soccer, with a little bit of basketball!”Gaelic football might not be...

Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola: enchanting day trip from Rome

The Farnese palace above Lago di Vico in north Lazio is a monument to the Farnese family and to the Mannerist style. The Monti Cimini with their volcanic lakes of Lago di Vico and Lago di Bolsena lie...

Artemisia Gentileschi: trailblazing Rome artist

Artemisia Gentileschi was a pioneering and fearless Roman artist whose trailblazing artistic legacy is only being fully appreciated in modern times. The stellar career of Italian early baroque painte...

Remembering Milton Gendel in Rome

The American Academy in Rome pays tribute to Milton Gendel. Milton Gendel, who died on 11 October 2018, two months short of his 100th birthday, exerted an indelible impact on the cultural relations b...

Rome and Philadelphia make medical history

Former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino was instrumental in establishing the world's first dual international medical degree.Rome's Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and the Thomas Jefferson Univer...

Rocca Sinibalda: Lazio's most mysterious castle

The strange, multi-layered story of Rocca Sinibalda, located 50 km north of Rome. The 12th-century Rocca Sinibalda sits on a spur of rock dominating the Turano Valley, a 40-minute drive north of Rome...

Nothing is impossible for AS Roma football club

AS Roma seeks to carry the spirit of an “impossible dream” into the new season as the Rome club’s popularity soars off the field.Blessed with an impassioned support base and fuelled by a city rivalry...

The trees of Rome

A history of Rome's trees, from primeval oaks to the toppling pines of today. Italo Calvino wrote fancifully how once upon a time “A monkey could leave Rome and, swinging from tree to tree, reach Spa...

MAAM street art museum in Rome: migrants, murals and marching orders

A former salami factory in east Rome is a refuge for squatting migrants as well as being a precarious cathedral of street art. Outside the museum an earthen path skirts a dangerous stretch of road –...

Ancient Rome's first fire service

The ruined Excubitorium, an ancient barracks for Rome's fire brigade, serves as a memorial to the city’s first responders. The trams rumbling along Viale Trastevere wake me. The bell announcing morni...

Gentrifying Rome's Monti quarter

Evviva S. Giuseppe! Each year local artisans and a religious order preserve the last remains of authentic Rome. A group of men carry an altarpiece out of a church that stands between a hostel and a h...

The changing landscape of Rome's art museums

Rome inaugurates new art spaces while reorganising the management structure and role of existing museums.In mid-May a gleaming new art museum opened at Rome's long-abandoned health offices on Via Meru...

Alberghi Diffusi: a different kind of Italian holiday

Full immersion in Italian village life is the philosophy of the “Albergo Diffuso” holiday formula. On a balmy summer evening in the late 1990s, Daniel Elow Kilhgren, a young philosophy graduate of It...

Trajan's Column comes to life in Rome

Virtual reality transforms the graphic war scenes on Trajan's Column in Rome. Rome’s most impressive novelties tend to be ancient, emerging after millennia from below ground. Viewable after a descent...

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