In light of the recent shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican has announced today that it has already begun closing off areas of the Vatican for the upcoming Conclave. Here is the communication received by the Vatican:
Just beyond the bustling city centre of Rome, just up beyond the Spanish Steps, is Rome’s largest public park, the Villa Borghese. Take a walk through on the weekend and you’re likely to be mingling amongst locals out enjoying their home town. This is where the Romans are. From kids (of all ages) scooting past […]
Part of the joys of travel to a foreign land is about immersing yourself in a new culture, embracing alternative ways of living and experiencing differences. As such, part of any preparations for a trip to another land should involve a little research into the do’s and don’ts, the lay of the land you’re travelling […]
If you’re looking to cross the Tiber River in historic style as you head from Rome towards the Vatican City*, look no further than Ponte Sant’Angelo.
As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous works including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to Michelangelo’s Creation of Man on the Sistine Chapel […]
Whether it be getting gloriously lost amongst the cobbled streets, stopping for a glass of wine, shopping, visiting the must-see sights, going to the Vatican, or just taking in the atmosphere, walking around Rome is delightful. We wanted you to share in this delight with some of the more unusual happy snaps we took this […]
After months of talks, the restoration of the Coliseum in Rome is set to begin tomorrow – 31st July, 2012. And just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, the Coliseum won’t be restored so quickly either. Each of the 6 areas within the Coliseum is estimated to require around 24-36 months for completion, […]
And we have no argument with that!* Time magazine states, ‘The museums house Raphael’s The School of Athens, Leonardo da Vinci’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness and the Belvedere Torso as well as Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. More than 4 million people visit each year.’ The full list of Time Magazine’s Most Influential […]
Although she doesn’t look a day over 2000, today is in fact the 2765th birthday of Rome, Italy. Rome’s birthday was calculated by Roman mathematician and astrologer Lucius Taruntius Firmanus who, in the 1st century BC worked out that the Eternal City was founded on 21st April, 753 BC. Since around that time, Romans have […]
‘Stracciatella’, when referring to gelato, means choc-chip. It is also a type of creamy cheese from the south of Italy. But when referring to a delicious traditional starter, it is a typical Roman recipe of home-made broth into which an egg mixture is added to make a ‘stripy’, hearty entrée.