Articles Tagged ‘kids’

Ben Hur Live races through Rome

Ben Hur Live races through Rome November 7, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Ben Hur Live is racing through Rome from now through December 4, 2011 at the Nuova Fiera di Roma (midway between Fiumicino Airport and the city of Rome). Those familiar with the late 19th century novella made popular by Charlton Heston’s 1959 film will find the 21st century take a fast paced, eye-catching...

Bioparco di Roma and National Zookeeper’s Week

Bioparco di Roma and National Zookeeper’s Week June 30, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
With the upcoming weeklong celebration of National Zoo Keeper Week, July 17-23, 2011, it’s worth taking a peak at the Bioparco di Roma, Rome’s century-old zoo and biopark. Located on the edge of Villa Borghese, the Bioparco di Roma is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, a conservation center...

Cinecittà Shows Off

Cinecittà Shows Off April 29, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
  A long time ago, my only goal when in Rome was to find a red convertible Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider so I could repeatedly re-enact Brigitte Bardot’s final scene in Jean-Luc Goddard’s 1963 film Le Mepris (Contempt), shouting “get in your Alfa, Romeo”.  Le Mepris was my world,...

The Return of the Gladiator: Football in Rome

The Return of the Gladiator: Football in Rome March 24, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Guest writer Brian Zygo on Rome and football: Although it has been over sixteen centuries since gladiators in the Colosseum, gladiators and the other blood sports of the Roman Empire continue to hold a fascination in western popular culture, from movies such as Ben Hur and Gladiator to the Starz network...

Carnevale Romano

Carnevale Romano March 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Martedì Grasso is in less than five days, announcing the arrival of more leaner times– but there are still four days of  carnival season in Rome.  This Saturday March 5 through  Tuesday Tuesday March 8, Rome shows off its carnival best with Carnevale Romano with festivities, parades, and musical...

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...

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...

Conspire by the Fire: Rome for the Holidays

Conspire by the Fire:  Rome for the Holidays December 9, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Rome for the Holidays? The Eternal City was designed for winter holiday celebration thanks to its beautiful architecture, the open and festively decorated piazzas, the not-too-chilly weather and most importantly, the century-old traditions and celebrations during the holiday season.  If you are lucky...

Welcome to the Colosseum’s Green Room

Welcome to the Colosseum’s Green Room October 22, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Get ready to go behind the scenes of the world’s biggest arena.  Finally, the Colosseum‘s hypogeum (underground) is open for public, guided visits, along with the ancient arena’s third level seating tier.  Visitors have the opportunity to experience what it may have been like to literally...

Shade: Villa Borghese

Shade:  Villa Borghese August 10, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Villa Borghese is the place in Rome to run to when you need to unleash your child or inner child.  Sprawling over 148 acres of meadows, Villa Borghese is one of Rome’s largest parks.  Formerly the private estate of the Borghese family, the late 19th century Italian unification transformed the...