Articles Tagged ‘Monuments’

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. ...

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,...

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...

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...

A Day of La Dolce Vita

A Day of La Dolce Vita February 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This week’s guest writer Gillian McGuire, the source behind Gillian’s Lists, upbeat and informative lists of things to do in cosmopolitans around the world from her experience as ex-pat, traveler and writer, with more than 20 years living full-time in west and southern Africa and Italy. ...

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’s Maximum Security Prison: The Mamertine

Rome’s Maximum Security Prison:  The Mamertine January 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
By guest writer Arlene Gibbs, whose blog NYC/Caribbean Ragazza captures her life in the Eternal City. Recently, I was invited to join several journalists and bloggers on a special tour of the Mamertine Prison. The prison is most famous for being the place where, allegedly, St. Peter was held before...

Roma & Pìu: New website for Province of Rome

Roma & Pìu: New website for Province of Rome January 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Provincia di Roma, the governing and informational entity for Rome and its surroundings, has just unwrapped the gift that keeps on giving:  Roma & Pìu, a website focusing on culture, events, gastronomy, lodging, environment and everything else located in and pertaining to the 2100 square mile...

I Spy Rome: The City Digitally Eternal

I Spy Rome: The City Digitally Eternal December 28, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Wish you could be in Rome? A fly on the wall, spying the monuments, festivities, piazzas and people? I have one word for you: webcam. Thanks to the myriads of hotels, weather channels and the wide world of the internet, you and I can live stream the Eternal City even when in Rome, indoors on a rainy...