Rome

Italy installs concrete barriers at famous landmarks after Barcelona attack

Concrete barriers have been installed at famous landmarks across Italy following the terror attack in Barcelona last Thursday.<p>Major tourist sites in …

Italy

A tourist carved his name into the Colosseum and could face fines of up to $23,000

Police in Rome have ticketed yet another tourist for vandalizing the Colosseum.<p>In this most recent incident, an Ecuadorian visitor to the nearly 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheater carved the names of his wife and child onto the ancient site, the Associated Press reported.<p>An official tour guide for …

Wonders of the World

Hotel de Russie | Five Star Hotel in Rome, Italy

<b>There’s a reason why millions of people visit Rome every single day, the allure to experience this culturally rich, effortlessly fashionable city is</b> …

Hotels

Track Of The Day 21/8 - Rome Is Not A Town

'I'm In A Brand'<b>Rome Is Not A Town</b> are a wholly independent phenomenon.Based in Gothenburg, the Swedish quartet have that early 90s alt rock squall, …

Music

Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire

COMET COIN. This silver denarius (19–18 B.C.E.) features Caesar Augustus on one side and a comet with the words “<i>Diuus Iulius</i>” (Divine Julius) on the …

Ancient History

Shakespeare by the Sea's Julius Caesar draws Donald Trump comparisons

New York performance of same play featuring Trump-like Julius Caesar led to protest, sponsorship boycotts<p>A Halifax performance of Shakespeare's <i>Julius</i> …

Donald Trump

UN voices concern over refugee evictions in Rome - International - World

The UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) on Sunday voiced "grave concern" over the eviction of 800 people from a Rome building squatted mainly by asylum …

Refugees

The Capuchin Crypt Is Decorated With Thousands Of Monk Skeletons

<i>Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event.</i> <i>The Curiosity team will be</i> …

Archaeology

Library fire in southern Italy causes three deaths and destruction of priceless Renaissance books

Italian magistrates on Sunday opened an inquiry into the causes of a fire that gutted an aristocrat's library in the southern city of Cosenza on Saturday, killing three people living in an adjacent apartment and destroying ‘priceless’ works by the Renaissance philosopher Bernardino Telesio and …

Southern Italy

10 Important Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Italy

Colosseum/OysterItaly is a bucket-list trip for many, and with "bene" reason. The Southern European country is home to some of the world's best …

Europe

Why Didn’t The Eastern Roman Empire Fall?

When the Roman Empire disintegrated over the course of the fifth century, only half of it actually fell, the western half. The eastern half of the …

World History

5 Tips for Traveling Solo After Retirement

As a chronological leader in the cohort of Baby Boomers who are now retired or thinking seriously about it, I’m happy to say that I have the …

Travel

Ballet student Felipe Porro, Scuola di Danza del Teatro dell'Opera Rome

Ballet student Felipe Porro studies at one of Italy’s oldest and most prestigious vocational schools, the dance school of the Opera Theatre of …

Dance

Was the fall of the Roman Empire down to bad plumbing?

Toxic levels of antimony were found in a Roman water pipe from Pompeii.<p>Vomiting, diarrhoea and liver damage may have been a part of daily life for …

Water

The CW likes novels about gladiators, developing series based on The Valiant

Do you like TV shows about gladiators? Because The CW is sure hoping you do, as the network is developing an hour-long drama series based on Lesley …

Julius Caesar

Italy Art Hotels For Art Lovers

Visiting museums is a way to be in and around art for a few hours, but staying in an art hotel is a 24 hour experience. For many, staying in art …

Hotels

Women's Basketball in Rome: Winning Games and Learning the Classics

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Women's Basketball

Exactly How to Get Into Rome’s Most Beautiful Off-Limits Attractions

The Eternal City has always brimmed with secrets, and today, epic burial grounds quietly crouch beneath unassuming streets, and unremarkable doors just might open to jaw-dropping works from the city’s most famed artists. We spoke with a few in-the-know locals about their favorite back-door, …

Italy

Inside the Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome's Most Opulent Villa

Why stay in a hotel when you can spend your Roman holiday in a 17th-century palazzo designed by Vatican artists and with its own 21st-century princess? The Palazzo Odescalchi, currently owned by Princess Maria Pace Odescalchi, has spent the last two years in restoration, transforming it into one of …

Italy

Rent This 17th-Century Roman Palazzo Designed by Vatican Artists

Surrounded by ancient statuary and Renaissance tapestries, you can sleep like royalty.<p>My husband wants to see the Colosseum. I leave him to it; I cannot bear the idea of ticking off a tourist site when for two days we are living the ultimate like-a-local fantasy, as residents in a private palace. I …

Travel

Enjoy the felines, ancient ruins at Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome

Where Roman temples once stood, cats rule at Torre Argentina Sanctuary.

These are the world’s most frustrating tourist attractions

Paris, London, Rome, New York ... They’re dream destinations, but tourists face an unfortunate reality when they get there — queues of up to four …

Australian News

Bonci pizzeria opens in West Loop, bringing Roman al taglio style to Chicago

Pizza al taglio, Gabriele Bonci-style, has arrived in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood as a new Bonci pizzeria -- the first in the United States -- opened at 161 N. Sangamon St. on Tuesday.<p>Bonci is an esteemed Roman pizza maker, noted for his creations, which are baked in shallow trays, cut with …

Italy

Where to Find the Heart of Roman Cuisine in Testaccio

In 1888 the city of Rome made a decision that would change the way its denizens ate: It built a massive slaughterhouse, the biggest in Europe at the …

Restaurants

What should be done with Chicago’s Balbo Monument?

Curbed readers weigh in on the monument from fascist dictator Benito Mussolini<p>For decades, an ancient Roman column given to Chicago by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has stood in Chicago’s Grant Park, but this week, the discussion of its merits and what to do with it has moved from social media …

Chicago

Mythbusting Ancient Rome—did all roads actually lead there?

We all know the phrase "all roads lead to Rome". Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like "there is more than one way to …

Ecology

Body parts in bins case takes Rome by storm

ROME: An Italian man has admitted strangling his sister, chopping her body into parts and dumping them in communal bins in an upmarket area of Rome, …

Crime

What to Buy in Italy, Away from the Tourist Traps

Whether you're in Rome, Bologna or Florence, there are plenty of ways to indulge.<p>You’ve had an amazing time in Italy, and now you’re looking for souvenirs to match. In the days of the original Grand Tour, a trip to the <i>Bel Paese</i> meant returning with custom-painted artwork, or perhaps a priceless …

Travel

Sibling Rivalry Ends With Severed Legs in Roman Dumpster

A pair of legs found in a dumpster in one of Rome’s swankiest neighborhoods led back to a gruesome crime.<p>ROME—The swanky neighborhood of Parioli in northern Rome is as well known for its posh villas as for its stylish residents. Cocktail bars and nouvo cuisine restaurants are filled with Roman …

Crime

Silver Composition in Coins Confirms the Story of the Rise of Rome

Archaeologists love coins. Not only are they a great way to date a dig site, they also show the extent and influence of an ancient culture and …

Archaeology