Rome

Rome to restore the Mausoleum of Augustus | DW Travel | DW | 23.05.2017

After years of decay Rome is now to restore and open to the public the final resting place of Roman Emperor Augustus. It will open to the public in …

Migrants sweep their way to integration in rubbish-strewn Rome

ROME (Reuters) - Carefully sweeping dust and debris off a central Rome pavement and into a pan, Christian Okoro flashes a broad smile at a passer-by who tosses him a coin.<p>"I am trying to integrate into your society by cleaning our streets," reads a small cardboard sign he has placed next to a paper …

Italy

High Renaissance Art: History, Characteristics, Aesthetics

With such uncertainty at large, it seems incredible that the High Renaissance could have occurred at all. Yet it did. Indeed, the years between 1490 …

Italy

Explore the High Renaissance in Italy

Simply put, the High Renaissance period represented a culmination. The tentative artistic explorations of the Proto-Renaissance, which caught hold …

Italy

I Was Completely Infatuated With The Normal Cars Of Italy

Rome, Italy is as much of a “car city” as New York- it’s a real pain to park and the roads are rough, but there are a few diehards with sweet rides …

Italy

Fendi Donates Art Work to Rome

The Giuseppe Penone sculpture in front of the Fendi flagship.<p>Courtesy Image<p>The Giuseppe Penone sculpture in front of the Fendi flagship.<p>The Giuseppe …

Italy

Fendi Donates Artwork to Rome

<b>ROME</b> — Nothing ventured, nothing gained.<p>“We’ve been told it was a crazy idea,” said Fendi chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari about …

Italy

Fendi’s Gift to Rome: A Sculpture Shaped Like a Tree

PIETRASANTA, Italy — Shading his eyes from the warm Tuscan sun, the artist Giuseppe Penone watched as a crane hoisted a bronze tree trunk into position to cradle an 11-ton carved marble block.<p>It was the first time that all of the elements of the sculpture, “Leaves of Stone,” had been fitted …

Italy

Valentino Red and the St Regis Rome

When you are looking for an escapist weekend away in Rome, you can’t do much better than the St. Regis Rome, the Eternal City’s first luxury hotel. …

Hotels

Sorrento and the other coast

Where do Italians go when the Amalfi Coast has too much drama? To Sorrento and the other side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, for beaches, home cooking …

Europe

Pope to kids: I wasn't 'bravo' at soccer, so I played goalie

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has told children at an Italian sports center he didn't play soccer very well as a youth and was stuck with the nickname "stiff leg."<p>An 11-year-old boy asked Francis during a parish visit in the Rome suburb of Acilia Sunday afternoon if he had played soccer as a …

Soccer

Devise and Conquer: Lessons From Rome

<i>Pax Romana</i> is a magic mirror that shows us the bloody beasts we must become to raise and rule an American empire. Few seek such a course, but it is …

History

What Do Goths (the Music Tribe) Have in Common with Goths (the Barbarians That Destroyed the Roman Empire)? Let's Talk a Look

<b>Published on</b> May 21st, 2017 | <i>by Alan Cross</i><p>0<p>What Do Goths (the Music Tribe) Have in Common with Goths (the Barbarians That Destroyed the Roman …

Roman Empire

Rome hosts annual March for Life

Rome, Italy, May 20, 2017 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Held this year on May 20, Rome’s seventh annual March for Life was a chance for pro-life …

Catholicism

Basic Italian words and phrases for your trip to Italy

Andiamo! Time to plan that trip to Italy.<p>As a traveler with Italian roots, I’m admittedly a little biased. But there is something special about the …

Italy

Living life on 2 wheels

Sporty Italian motorbike is as much a fashion accessory as it is a way of getting around

Italy

Anger in Rome over rock musical based on the life of the Emperor Nero

The stage is located close to where Nero built a sumptuous, rotating dining hall to show off his wealth and power. Described in detail by the Roman …

Archaeology

Lazio: All Roads Lead to Rome

Despite 3,000 years of wine history, Lazio remains better known as the home of Rome than as a region of fine wine production. Its five provinces, …

Wine

Svitolina stuns Pliskova to reach Rome semifinals

<b>ROME, Italy –</b> No.8 seed Elina Svitolina is through to her first semifinal at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia after scoring a commanding victory over …

Tennis

Secrets of the Inspired Traveler: Rome

Rome is one of the world's great capitals of culture and history and should be part of your next European vacation<p>Rome is probably my favorite city in the entire world to visit.<p>It's mixture of amazing history, food, culture, and architectural beauty is unique, simply put: there is no place like …

Italy

Great Job, Internet!: Here’s how the term “goths” went from ancient barbarian invaders to sad teens

What do you think of when you hear the term “goth”? Chances are, it is something like the <i>South Park</i> interpretation: misfit kids dancing forlornly to The Cocteau Twins and writing poetry, or, worse, the more modern, store-bought Hot Topic version of goth, a mixture of striped socks, steam-punk …

Rome - How to make the most of a short stay

My best advice for a visit to Rome is how to make the most of a short stay. More than any of the other cities I visited in Italy, the regional and …

Asia Travel

In surprise 'mercy Friday' visit, Pope Francis blesses homes of Rome's poor

Ostia, Italy, May 19, 2017 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis made a Year-of-Mercy style visit to a poor neighborhood on the …

Christianity

Rome - Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

I woke up on my first Saturday in Italy, excited at the thought of the Taste of Testaccio food tour later that morning.<p>Having read about the Eating …

Italy

Exclusive: Italy tax police seize documents from IBM in BT Italy probe

MILAN - Italian investigators have seized documents from the Milan offices of International Business Machines Corp as part of an investigation into allegations of fraud at one of its customers, BT Italy, a unit of Britain's BT Group, sources said.<p>Dozens of tax police visited the Italian offices of …

Corruption

Siegemund tries to ace gelato test in Rome

Laura Siegemund bit off more than she could chew, or lick, in Rome this week. Taking a Gelato Taste Challenge, the German got to sample a variety of …

Tennis

Gladiatorial politics: Two Italian parties are fighting over the Colosseum

Gladiatorial politicsTwo Italian parties are fighting over the Colosseum<p>The Democrats and the Five Star Movement clash over a new plan to cope with …

Italy

Lorry gets wedged under Roman arch in Lincoln

<b>A lorry became wedged under a Roman arch in Lincoln after trying to drive through it and getting stuck.</b><p>The vehicle's tyres had to be deflated to free it from beneath the Grade I-listed Newport Arch.<p>City of Lincoln Council said it did not believe there was "any permanent structural damage". However, …

Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 BCE), better known to most modern readers as Horace, was one of Rome’s best-loved poets and, along with his fellow …

Ancient History

Secret Tuscany

A far cry from Tuscany’s familiar gently rolling hills, Monte Argentario’s appealing mix of mountain, ocean, island and lagoon makes it one of …

Europe