[Image: Unrealized proposal for a "Palace of Water and Light" (1940) designed by Pier Luigi Nervi for the never-held 1942 Universal Exhibition in Rome; view larger. Via Oniropolis. Unrelated but potentially of interest, the "10 Mile Spiral" by Aranda\Lasch].
Local Icons: Greetings from Rome exhibition opened this week, the latest project of the partnership between Alcantara and the National Museum of XXI Century Art in Rome. At MAXXI from 27 March to 7 June 2015, the exhibition is a metaphorical journey around the Eternal City through creative reinterpretations of a number of emblematic objects. Show More Summary
A pensioner in Rome told detectives he received a Picasso painting worth $16 million as a thank you gift from a customer. Now police in Italy are trying to track down the true owner of the valuable painting. Rome police became interested...Show More Summary
A verdict in Rome from which there will be no further appeal.
Here’s a recap of previous posts and a list of what’s upcoming for our recent trip to Italy. United Airlines To Rome St. Regis Rome Vatican Osteria 44 Photo Essay of Angels & Demons A Quiet Meal At Cul de Sac Trevi Fountain (Semi) Closed For Business A Fast Train To Venice Tips For Sightseeing In Rome St. Show More Summary
Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth 15 million euros ($16 million) after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free. The Rome resident, a former frame-maker, toldShow More Summary
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, fully acquitted her of the charge.
Amanda Seyfried dons a little white dress while working on an ad campaign on Thursday (March 26) in Rome, Italy. After the shoot, the 29-year-old actress was seen enjoying a glass of wine at a local restaurant and posing with a few fans. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amanda Seyfried Amanda recently chatted [...]
Italy's bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup will require overhauling some holes on the Marco Simone club outside Rome.
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high court took up the case for the second time. Here's a look at the legal saga that began when Kercher's body was found on Nov. Show More Summary
We’re starting the weekend off with a pretty huge premiere. Stefano Ritteri was born in Rome but now calls London home and he’s amassed some serious releases during the past couple of years. His brilliant new single “You’re My Lover” is released by class A label Glasgow Underground and has already seen support from Annie […]
Recent research sheds light on an ancient Roman mystery: how a monument called Trajan's Column may have been built. This stop-motion animation imagines its construction. YouTube link (via Miss Cellania) The Presurfer
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.The brutal killing and tangle of trials that followed gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, inspiring books and films. Show More Summary
Ghana trains to fight piracy as attacks increase off West Africa, the Panama Canal is to be upgraded, Pope Francis extends a special invite to Rome's homeless, and a Chinese archaeologist claims to crack a rocky mystery.
Trajan's Column in Rome commemorates Emperor Trajan's victory over Dacian Wars in 155 bas relief scenes. This stop-motion video outlines the current theory on how the towering structure was built. Read more...
"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- Visitors had to leave the Sistine Chapel earlier than usual on the afternoon of March 26 -- before 4:00 p.m. Show More Summary
While Nike’s lineage of Air Max shoes are a sneakerhead icon and home to some of the culture’s most beloved collaborations, it’s easy to forget that Tinker Hatfield’s creations were designed as performance running shoes first and… The post Milan’s R.A.W. and Rome’s HolyWolves on the Nike Air Max appeared first on Highsnobiety.
(YouTube link) A stop-motion tourist in Rome gets to travel 2,000 years back in time to see how the ancient Romans built Trajan’s Column. The Column is a tower constructed of 29 huge slabs of marble, with spiral stairs carved out of the inside of each slab. Show More Summary
That’s a question Elizabeth Minchilli, an American who has lived in Rome for years, is constantly asked. Full disclosure: The food writer happens to be on the slender side herself.
Talent is currently being sought for the film “Friends of Rome.” “Friends of Rome” tells the story of friendship and traditional conservative family values that is deeply rooted in faith of the holy trinity. Several roles are being cast for this production, and pay will depend on union status. Show More Summary