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Riot Grrrls: Women (and Men) Protest Berlusconi

Riot Grrrls: Women (and Men) Protest Berlusconi February 13, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Se non ora, quando? ” If not now, when?” was today’s primal scream across Italy as tens of thousands of women and men united in piazzas and cities in Italy, as well as London, Paris, Portland, Berlin, Toronto, to protest Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and his antics in and...

Social Media Week Rome

Social Media Week Rome February 8, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
What do New York, San Francisco, Paris, Toronto, Sao Paolo, London, Hong Kong and Istanbul have in common with Rome? They are all simultaneously participating in Social Media Week, a five day program (February 7 through 11th) of conferences, both on location and internet, discussing social media’s...

Rome re-opens Vestal Virgins’ home

Rome re-opens Vestal Virgins’ home January 30, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Think the Roman Forum is so old, it can’t get anything new? Think again!  Adding more punch to the block buster Roman Forum/Palatine/Colosseum billing is entry into the Atrium Vestae, House of the Vestal Virgins , a first century AD priestess-only grounds that is now open to visitors after a twenty...

Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana January 21, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Mark your calendars:   March 17 is Italy’s latest one-off national holiday.  Flag Day ties in with the celebration of Italy’s 150th anniversary, which includes a June 2 festa with heads of state from across the globe.  What this means to Rome travelers?  Festa shuts down everything from...

Hostess with the Most: Wines of the Empress Josephine

Hostess with the Most: Wines of the Empress Josephine January 14, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Here’s a switch. Instead of spending the afternoon at Piazza Navona, take a few minutes and walk up the street to the Museo Napoleonico at Palazzo Primoli, for a glimpse into Empress Josephine‘s wine cellar.  From 1800 until the time of her death in 1814, Josephine amassed an impressive...

Rome After Christmas

Rome After Christmas December 24, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
So you’ve planned your vigilia, Christmas eve, with a whopping feast in a posh ristorante or traditional trattoria.  You’ve organized Santa to scale the palazzo walls for Christmas day.  What’s on the agenda for the 26th? In Italy, December 26 is the feast of Santo Stefano, an official holiday...

Ringing in the New Year: Rome

Ringing in the New Year: Rome December 21, 2010 | Events, Food, What's New | Read More
In Rome and ready to party like it’s 2011 but have no clue where to start?  The Eternal City feels like an eternal, and  often times, infernal, party on New Year’s Eve.  Piazzas teem with thousands of eyes-wide-open viewers who elbow for just a cobblestone of pavement property to  listen...

Hello Holidays: Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome

Hello Holidays: Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome December 7, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
For those curious as to why Rome is on holiday this Wednesday, December 8 is the Festa dell’Immacolata, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, an Italian national holiday and all-day celebration.  As per tradition, the city centers around Piazza Mignanelli, adjacent to Piazza di...

Italian Prime Minister Up for a Fight

Italian Prime Minister Up for a Fight November 17, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
With Italy’s government facing potential collapse and ousting of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi– racking up 38 PMs in the 63 years of the Republic of Italy- front page headlines are running rampant with news of the downfall of the king of Italian media and Mediaset. To keep you in the...

Rome International Film Festival

Rome International Film Festival October 27, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Everyone knows that enjoyment, lust, love and beauty are as easily found in Rome as a good supplí, which is why this year’s 5th International Rome Film Festival aims to celebrate not only cinematographic masterpieces but also Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, and Rome’s eternal presence. October...