Domus Aurea: A mad emperor's dream in 3D

Virtual reality transports visitors to the opulent past of Rome's Domus Aurea. The Domus Aurea as You've Never Seen it Before is the name of the new virtual reality experience awaiting visitors to th...

Italy shelters unaccompanied foreign minors

Complicated legal procedures for minors and inadequate reception facilities drive many youngsters to abandon the system and make their own way. Piazza Fiume may seem an unlikely place for a night s...

Jean-Michel Basquiat in Rome

Rome's Chiostro del Bramante pays tribute to Basquiat whose whirlwind career had strong Italian connections. On 10 May 2016 a canvas featuring a devilish self-portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat risin...

Celebrancy comes to Italy

Independent celebrants provide Rome residents with non-religious rites of passage. A few years ago, Giorgio's wife died unexpectedly. Neither member of the couple was religious, and Giorgio didn’t...

Rome: A Time Traveller's Guide

Visiting modern Rome in the footsteps of 18th-century Grand Tourists. “Excellent choice, sir. That’s a good travel guide,” said the bookseller about the well-thumbed, dusty volume I had picked out...

Britons in Italy fight to retain their rights

British in Italy (BiI) mobilises to safeguard existing rights of Britons. Thousands of Britons in Italy are worried as to how Brexit – Britain’s leaving the European Union (EU) – will affect their...

Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas marks 30 years in Rome

The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas has promoted ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue for three decades By Laura Ieraci. In a city more than 2,770 years old, an organisation’s 30th anniversary i...

Rome's starlings: kinetic artists or urban pests?

Annual return of starlings is a nightmare for many Romans. By Martin Bennett. Like every year since 1925-26 they’re back. Four million by one count. Stormi di storni. Flocks of starlings. And wi...

The nectar of Sabina

Englishman Johnny Madge produces olive oil in the Sabina area of north Lazio. By Philip Biss. Italians are justly proud of their healthy diet and of that most important ingredient, olive oil. Wh...

Artemisia Gentileschi: Tragedy and Triumph

Rome exhibition offers new reading of Gentileschi's trailblazing artistic legacy. By Andy Devane. The stellar career of Italian early baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi has long been overshad...

The long road to Italian citizenship

The process of applying for Italian citizenship is complicated and costly and the treatment reserved for future Italians leaves much to be desired. Laura Clarke To become or not to become an Ita...

Fiddler’s Elbow celebrates 40 years in Rome

Rome's oldest Irish pub has been an expat oasis for four decades. Andy Devane "There were queues outside every night,” Gino Bottigliero reminisces with a nostalgic twinkle in his eye, “we were pac...

Earthquakes continue in central Italy

Italy should educate the public about disaster preparedness before the next earthquake strikes. Mary Wilsey “I didn't know that Italy had earthquakes,” was a common comment among foreigners in I...

Interview with British ambassador to Italy

Britain's new ambassador to Italy Jill Morris speaks to Wanted in Rome. Marco Venturini Wanted in Rome. Ambassador, like British residents in Italy, even Italians are worried about Brexit. Would...

Hugh O'Neill: Gaelic Prince and Tudor Lord

Hugh O'Neill was buried in Rome's S. Pietro in Montorio 400 years ago. Mícheál MacCraith More and more Irish visitors to Rome are including the Spanish Franciscan church S. Pietro in Montorio as...

Contemporary architecture in Rome

There has been some impressive architecture in Rome in the last couple of decades. Mary Wilsey With so much else to see, contemporary buildings in Rome are often overlooked. But a number of impr...

La Nuvola, Rome's new conference centre

Rome now has a futuristic new conference centre by Italian architect Massimilliano Fuksas. Margaret Stenhouse Sometimes miracles do happen – even in a city as beleaguered and beset with problems...

Animals: Italian idioms and double-meanings

Roaming the linguistic jungle between Italian and English. Martin Bennett Visit Rome’s Bioparco in Villa Borghese and una gazzella is a gazelle, una pantera a panther, un serpente a serpent, and...

The Hungarian Academy of Rome

Hungary has always nurtured close ties with Italy. Margaret Stenhouse Ever since the reign of King Mattias Corvino, the 15th-century Hungarian national hero, a silver thread of culture and faith...

San Gimignano: A town of fine towers

Autumn and spring are the best times to visit San Gimignano and its Tuscan environs. Andy Devane Arriving in this tower-topped town in central Tuscany is always going to be a visual treat, regardl...

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Heritour, not only an unconvencional biketour

Program and details: You can join us with your own bike, or you can rent one of ours writing or calling +393202826748. The first part of the event will consist in a bike circuit,...

PYP Coordinator wanted

St.Thomas's International School in Viterbo (Italy) seeks a full time, English mother tongue Primary Coordinator. Experience with PYP and IB is required. Please send CVs and refe...

May 26. Paint and sip. Create your own canvas painting.

Paint and Sip is an art class where you will create your own canvas painting with the guidance from a professional painter, while you sip on a glass of wine. You will be provided...