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Remains of Arch of Titus Discovered in Rome
Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 by Back in 81 AD, the Roman Emperor would have entered the Circus Maximus in grand style, standing in a chariot steered through the newly constructed Arch of Titus. But until recently, the only records of that structure existed in medieval-era documents; stone that wasn’t pilfered sank beneath the ground and was lost for eight centuries. However, this spring archaeo...
The Italy Mix: Lesser Known Rome, Puglia Bread Artisans
Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web. Here are our top picks for this week: Lesser Known Rome:  This brief video gives travelers ideas of less famous places to visit in Rome including Centrale Montemartini where ancient artwork on display in a decommissioned power station. ...
Nero’s House – Domus Aurea – Reopens in Rome
Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Emperor Nero’s opulent palace in Rome, built in 64 AD and closed since 2005, is open to the public once again—this time, though, only on weekends to allow restoration work to continue. Because most of the structure is still damaged, just 8,530 square feet of the palace’s 170,000 square feet has reopened, partially thanks to financial aid by crowdfunding and Sky ...
Mussolini’s Secret Wartime Air Bunker Opens to Public
Published on Monday, November 3, 2014 by New photos of one of Benito Mussolini’s secret underground war bunkers have surfaced as Rome celebrates the 40th anniversary of the end of fascism and as the bunker opens for visitors. One of 12 bunkers eventually built in Rome for Mussolini, this shelter was built in 1940 because Mussolini feared Allied forces would attempt to assassinate him. He was right—th...
Bulgari to Help Restore Spanish Steps in Rome
Published on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by Bulgari has donated  1.5 million euros to the restoration of the famous Spanish Steps in Rome, calling it a "gift" to the Roman people. The Italian jewelry and luxury goods brand is the latest in a series of Italian companies to step in to preserve Italy's heritage among a crushing economic crisis and the cutting of government funds. The refurbishment of 136 of ...
Use Woody Allen’s Film “To Rome with Love” As A Travel Guide to Rome
Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Along with Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni and a host of other actors, the city of Rome plays a central character in Woody Allen’s new film, To Rome With Love.  Allen is known for making a city the focal point of many of his movies, such as  Barcelona in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and he has done it again with Rome. The plot revolves around “a...