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Rome and Italy News

Nerone’s first villa opens to the public

From Friday April 12th, in Rome, the “Domus Transitoria”, the first villa of the Emperor Nerone on the Palatine Hill, re-opens to the public after a long restoration work. The “Domus Transitoria” was the urban villa built by the roman Emperor Nerone, after the big fire that...

HOLY STAIRS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

On April 12th 2019 in Rome, the famous Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) open to the public until June 9th 2019, the holy day of Pentecost. According to the tradition, Jesus went up this staircase the day of His death to go to Pontius Pilate, in Jerusalem, and it was brought to Rome by...

JOURNEYS THROUGH ANCIENT ROME

From April 17th to November 3rd 2019 in Rome at the Roman Forum, people will be able to live the experience of life in the Ancient Rome thanks to the project “Journeys through Ancient Rome” that recreates the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar with the use of advanced...

NEW ROOMS FOR PALAZZO BARBERINI

Palazzo Barberini, the house of the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Rome, has reacquired 10 rooms that were used by the Italian Air Force until a couple of years ago. These rooms, located at the south wing on the noble floor, were restored and converted into a museum that will...

VINITALY: THE 2019 WINE EXPOSITION STARTED LAST SUNDAY

Verona is hosting the Vinitaly exposition from April 6th to April 10th 2019. This is the 53th edition of the exposition, indeed it first took place in Verona in1967. Vinitaly is an international wine exposition and competition in which thousands of wine firms present their...

Accessible Etna

The volcano Etna is worldwide renowned as the greatest active volcano of the Eurasian zone. Around the Volcano there are wonderful landscapes, full of rich vegetation, animals, wild sounds and perfumes. The Etna Park is important to preserve and enhance the unique kind of flora...

HOW INACCESSIBLE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES BECOME ACCESSIBLE? RENT OUR WHEELY TREKKY SPECIAL CHAIR!

Holidays are that time of the year awaited by both young and old. However, start planning a holiday trip is never easy. First of all, you have to decide where and when to go and what to visit, after that comes the boring part: find a good hotel and make the reservation. For...

MAUSOLEUM OF MONTE DEL GRANO

When we talk about Rome and its historical heritage we can think about a lot of monuments, buildings and other stuff that you can see when you take a walk in its street. However, there are some that are still unknown to many people, even Romans. One of them is the Mausoleum of...

CASTLES OPEN THEIR DOORS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Castles all around Emilia-Romagna opens its doors to the public for special tours and exhibitions from March 23rd to 24th 2019. Some exhibits will be dedicated to children, like the workshop about Harry Potter at Rocca Sforzesca or the one about the Japanese theatre at Rocca...

Science before science: an exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da vinci

From March 13th to June 30th 2019 the Scuderie del Quirinale, with the help of the National museum of science and technology and the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, will host an exhibition dedicated to renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, who died exactly 500 years ago.  The...

Parma to be the italian capital of culture 2020

Parma has been chosen as the italian capital of culture for the year 2020; after Palermo was nominated italian capital of culture 2018 and Matera european capital of culture for 2019, this seems to be an appropriate choice as to suggest a sort of continuity with an idea of...

Special bookshop in Venice

Venice has got many famous and extremely beautiful spots, where tens of thousands of tourists gather daily. There are also some less known must see places; one of them is the bookshop “Acqua Alta”, located near San Marco square in Calle Lunga Santa maria Formosa,...

The Garden of Ninfa, nature and wildlife

The Garden of Ninfa opens to the public and shows itself in all its beauty. From April the Garden of Ninfa, one of the most fascinating in Europe, returns to host walks and guided tours: an unmissable opportunity to immerse yourself in a truly extraordinary scenario.  Within the...

It’s Coffee time!

Coffee, coffee, coffee… Have you ever tried to order a coffee in Italy?  Ordering one is not as simple as at Starbucks. In Italy, everyone has his or her own preferences when it comes to coffee. It does not matter where you go, you will always find coffee. Italian people...

Soho House: new opening in Rome

Soho House was founded in London in 1995 as a home from home for people working in creative fields. There are now Houses located in the UK, Berlin, Barcelona, New York, West Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, Toronto and Istanbul. The Soho House group, founded in London 25 years ago, is...