How often do you think about the Roman Empire? Now, you can think about it even more thanks to Tom Holland's new book PAX: War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the history of the crucifixion during the age of Ancient Rome, here is a fascinating podcast to listen to on Easter.
Saint Lucifer was a bishop from Cagliari, Sardinia, who lived during the 4th century. His name sparks a lot of confusion.
The "smell of old churches" is that musty yet perfumed scent that is as much a part of Rome's allure as the city's ruins and restaurants.
Italy currently recognizes 44 official pathways known as the Cammini d'Italia. Learn about the many historic routes that you can hike, bike, and walk.
Damnatio Memoriae, a modern description of a common Roman practice, condemned unpopular leaders to oblivion. Here's how that worked and what we can learn from it today.
Romulus is a 10-part tv series about Rome's origin story told entirely in archaic Latin.
To know Italy's weather is to understand its winds.
'Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe' is a comprehensive look at the history of Ravenna during its golden age.
Now is a great time to enhance your knowledge about Italian art and history. Consider these online courses and seminars.
Italy celebrates Liberation Day every year on April 25. Learn more about its origin and importance.
Many Italian museums and galleries have made it easier to take virtual visits of their works of art and historical relics.
Visiting Rome is always a history lesson. But many people -- even Romans -- don't know that Rome played a small part in the history of NASA and the first moon landing.
Rome wasn't built in a day but over thousands of years. Here's how long it took to build some of the Eternal City's most famous attractions.
Should you take a day trip to Pompeii from Rome? This post helps you decide whether you want to do a DIY day trip to Pompeii or take a guided group tour.
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Walking daily among or near ruins, such as the Teatro Marcello, is one of the reasons why people fall in love with Rome. The Theater of Marcellus or Teatro Marcello, was inaugurated in 12 BCE by ...
Today's photo comes from the stony, surreal cityscape of Matera, Basilicata. I was reminded to post about the 2019 Italian Capitale della Cultura after yesterday's announcement proclaiming Parma ...