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Roma Nascosta: Archaeo-Rome secrets for all

Roma Nascosta: Archaeo-Rome secrets for all May 24, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
I’ve always said that May is a great month to visit Rome for all the amazing events.  If contemporary life is not what you are looking for, grab your phone and make resevervations for Roma Nascosta, ten days (May 25-June 5) of special visits to archaeological sites usually unavailable to the public. ...

Vatican Under the Stars

Vatican Under the Stars May 17, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
“What happens at the Vatican (Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, et al) when it is not open to public?” may be one of the more popular questions I am asked throughout the year. Though I like to imagine the Pope sliding through the halls in his red velvet slippers with his white frock sailing...

What’s On in Rome: May

What’s On in Rome:  May May 4, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Sharpen your pencils and get ready to take notes.  Your May calendar is going to be busy.  May in Rome means the city is bustling with flowers, fashion and outdoor events.  Here is a listing of what to add to your overly ancient and ridiculously Renaissance itinerary for Rome in May. Back to the Future,...

Holy Week: Navigating Easter

Holy Week: Navigating Easter April 15, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Holy Week, the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday, can often times be a logistical gran casino for the unsuspecting traveler to Rome. Traditionally, the Eternal City explodes with international pilgrims criss-crossing the city for the celebrations, along with tourists looking for a little southern...

Elvis is in the building: Nero in Rome

Elvis is in the building: Nero in Rome April 12, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Nero, ancient arsonist, violinist and inspiration for 21st century burn suites, is back in Rome.  Archaeologist Darius Arya, American Institute for Roman Culture, goes behind the scenes at Rome’s latest ancient exhibition NERONE, April 12 through September 18, 2011. –Excerpt from DariusAryaDigs.com Who...

Cultural Competition: Settimana della Cultura in Italy

Cultural Competition:  Settimana della Cultura in Italy April 5, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With less than four days until Italy’s Settimana della Cultura, cultural week from April 9 to 17 where all state museums (and even some city-run) are free to all visitors, I should have organized by now my top list of museums that I want to visit and already started training for my  contest- how...

Artsy Tuesdays

Artsy Tuesdays March 28, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Starting Tuesday March 29 and running through Tuesday December 27, you can enjoy *free! art in the evenings.  Martedi in Arte is relaunching its engaging initiative bringing visitors to museums on Tuesday evenings for a taste of Italian culture. Every last Tuesday of the month, museums such as modern...

Roman All-Nighter: Notte Tricolore, March 16 and 17

Roman All-Nighter: Notte Tricolore, March 16 and 17 March 9, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Happy 150th anniversary, Italy!  Italy is celebrating its unification on March 17 with a one-off national holiday, Festa dell’Unità.   Along with all schools, offices and businesses closed for the national celebration, Rome, Turin, Milan, Florence, Naples and Cosenza will get a jump start on...

See Rome’s Ancient Architecture Before It Changes Forever

See Rome’s Ancient Architecture Before It Changes Forever February 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Thirty years ago, the Roman Forum was like the Wild West. The more-than-3,000-year-old archaeological site in the center of the city was practically a playground where visitors could be found counting coins on the floor of the Basilica Aemilia, climbing the steps of the Temple to Antonino Pio, and...

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...
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