BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ROME

Michelangelo’s “Moses” shines once again

There is a “secret” bond between the beauty of Michelangelo’s “Moses” and sunlight: it was discovered by Antonio Forcellino, the restorer and architect entrusted by...

The palace of wonders. Interview with Prospero Colonna

“It’s always a thrill to be in such beautiful spaces. There is always something new to discover or be impressed by. It’s not something...

Exciting Palatine. Interview with Clementina Panella

by Paolo Mattei You can tell she fills with excitement when she has the chance to show an important archaeological find, such as a colored...

Discover the Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus archaeological area has finally opened to the public. The huge structure, originally meant for ancient Rome’s shows, is now ready to...

The world’s most beautiful Baroque, in Ariccia’s Chigi Palace

Ariccia, thirty kilometers from Rome, has a beautiful Baroque heart. A heart that started beating 350 years ago thanks to the creativity of the...

Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj: a portrait of 17th-century Rome

Palazzo Doria-Pamphilj is one of the biggest and most important buildings in Rome, not to mention one of the most beautiful. It is home...

The Castelporziano estate: Lazio, the way it used to be

The presidential Castelporziano estate, approximately 25 kilometers from Rome, is home to deer and Maremma wild boar, foxes and badgers, martens and porcupines, hares...

Love stories in Villa Farnesina

Villa Farnesina, in Rome, speaks of at least three love stories: the ones between Psyche and Cupid, Polyphemus and Galatea, and Alexander the Great...

Michelangelo’s wonderful “Pietà” portrayed in Amendola’s photos

Pistoia-born photographer Aurelio Amendola published his photos of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s “Pietà” in Vatican City in 2014, on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of...

Michelangelo’s “Moses”, God’s friend

There are countless interpretations of Michelangelo’s “Moses”, currently in Rome’s Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Especially in the past two hundred years, the...

The imperial beauty of the Spring of Juturna in Rome

In March, an exhibition titled “Lacus Iuturnae. The sacred fountain of the Roman Forum” opened in Rome, at the Temple of Romolo along the...

Mosaics: small wonders from Ostia Antica’s great past

Ostia Antica was founded by king Anco Marzio in the 7th century BC to be Rome’s harbor. By the time it fell into decay...

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After the slopes of the Dolomites, après-ski by LOOX

by Barbara Palladino LOOX is an après-ski hotspot, at the station at the foot of the Obereggen Latemar ski and trekking area in the Dolomites. It...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...