Pope Francis and Gubbio Christmas tree

ENLIGHTENED BY THE POPE: GUBBIO & THE GUINNESS’ CHRISTMAS TREE

Pope Francis just lighted up an entire valley in central Italy. Not only with His faith, but also by turning on a huge Christmas tree. Its size actually makes of it a Guinness’ Christams tree: 650 m high, more than 500 light spots, 8500 m electric cables, a 1000 m² wide comet. It stretches on […]

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Nutcracker 2014 Rome

TRADITION AND ORIGINALITY IN “THE NUTCRACKER” OF ROME

The most traditional ballet ever, “The Nutcracker”, is back again in Rome from 30 December 2014 to 6 January 2015 at Auditorium Conciliazione (St. Peter’s area). Despite being more than one hundred years old, the fascinating russian piece left room for an impressively original interpretation by Mario Piazza, both director and coreographer of the present […]

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Bellissima exhibit at MAXXI in Rome

“BELLISSIMA”: ITALY AND FASHION DESIGN 1945-1968

A new exhibition in Rome shows for the first time the origins of Italian high fashion design. Between 1945 and 1968 stylists such as Valentino, Sorelle Fontana, Gattinoni and Balestra – just to name a few – introduced a new conception of refined cloth making in Italy, different from the French standards either in terms […]

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100 Presepi exhibit in Rome

GET A GLIMPSE OF ITALIAN EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE NATIVITY SCENES!

Until 6 January 2015 Rome offers you & your kids a chance to go a bit deeper into Italian handicraft, but in a fancy way: 212 Nativity scenes made out of the most incredible materials will be on display at the exhibit “100 Presepi”, just besides the most central Piazza del Popolo. Nativity scenes building […]

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Christmas markets in Rome

Some Hints on Christmas Markets in Rome

Rome is dressing up for Christmas, and between the last week of November and the first of December traditional stands and markets will be finally installed all around the city to delight both adults and kids alike. We listed for you the main spots in Rome where you can think about your Christmas gifts, or […]

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Thanksgiving Day in Rome

THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE ROMAN WAY

In few days USA people will celebrate one of the most important festivities in the year: the Thanksgiving Day, which falls in 2014 on November 27th (as usual, the fourth Thursday of the current month). The food traditionally associated with this day includes stuffed turkey, pumpkin soup, potato puree, salad, green beans, to conclude with […]

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Norman Rockwell exhibit in Rome

Norman Rockwell: The optimism of American “Golden Age”

Norman Rockwell: The optimism of american “Golden Age” On exhibit until February 2015 “American Chronicles: the Art of Norman Rockwell” at Palazzo Sciarra (besides Via del Corso, in the heart of Rome). Paintings, documents, photographs and 323 original covers of the “Sunday Evening Post” by the iconic painter & illustrator Norman Rockwell testify over 50 […]

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Roma wine & food 2014

Rome Food & Wine Week

Rome Food & Wine Week Until 15th November Rome will be hosting more than 300 different culinary events entirely dedicated to food & wine, as by world-renowned Italian tradition. Museums, theatres, schools, bookshops, hotels, restaurants and shops will gather cooking lovers & professionals for six days. Approaches to food & wine are changable according to […]

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Easter in Italy and in Rome

Easter in Italy and in Rome During the Easter Holy week in Italy in every italian region exhibitions, local feasts, rites and processions are taking place in the streets where the penitents walk holding torches and praying. Even the bells in the churches stay mute from Friday until Easter to evoke the pain for the […]

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Rome Marathon 2014

Rome Marathon 2014 The new edition of Rome Marathon 2014, will start next March 23 starting at 9:00 A.M. from Via dei Fori Imperiali . The start will be in the direction of Piazza Venezia while the finish will be in the opposite direction. About 60.000 Athletes from all around the world are expected and […]

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