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In the Footsteps of Rome: Is Renewal Possible?

Once the shared memories of these values are lost, the Empire ceases to exist; there is nothing left to reform or renew. Is renewal / recovery from systemic decline possible? The history of the Roman Empire is a potentially insightful...Show More Summary

How a Smelly Fish Sauce Helped Solve One of Ancient Rome’s Mysteries

During the early morning hours at the ports of the Mediterranean, circa 50 A.D, fishermen would haul hundreds of anchovies, mackerel, and tuna back to shore, gut the carcasses, and leave them on the docks. As the sun heated the day, the fish entrails began to ferment. It’s not exactly the most appetizing scene to […]

Ex-champ De Carolis ready for return

18 hours agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

By Marco Bratusch Former WBA super middleweight title holder Giovanni De Carolis (24-7-1, 12 KOs) will finally have his comeback fight tomorrow night in Rome, taking on Russian Viktor Polyakov (12-1-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant WBA International belt. Show More Summary

Feast Day of Rasyphus and Ravennus

July 23 is the feast date of fifth century Christian martyrs Rasyphus and Ravennus. Supposed by Middle Ages legends to be British natives who fled to Gaul as Rome abandoned the island to onrushing Anglo-Saxons, they found martyrdom on the continent via some different horde — possibly the Goths. Today, these historically unreliable characters have […]

Headstrong Renzi struggles to find political touch as Italian vote nears

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi is struggling to regain the political initiative after a disastrous spell during which he lost his job as prime minister and his party fractured.

Nero, the Execution of Peter and Paul, and the Biggest Fake News in Early Christian History

Christian tradition maintains that after Rome nearly burned to the ground, Nero engaged in a brutal crackdown on Christians which led to the executions of Peter and Paul.

Italy hits back over migration security

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from neighbours on border security amid tension over Europe's migrant crisis. "We shall not accept lessons and still less threats such as those we have heard from our neighbours in recent days," said Gentiloni. Show More Summary

Rome risks water rationing as drought-hit lake set to go offline

ROME (Reuters) - Authorities have ordered a halt to pumping water out of a lake near Rome following a prolonged drought, a decision that could force city officials to impose water rationing in the Italian capital.

Inside Gore Vidal’s Cliffside Palace of Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Susan Sarandon found out she was pregnant by the pool. Princess Margaret visited. Now Kevin Spacey will play Vidal in a biopic set in Rome and Vidal’s Italian home, La Rondinaia.

'ROME: Total War – Alexander' Arriving on iPad Next Thursday, July 27th

Last November Feral Interactive made a lot of fans happy when they brought their critically-acclaimed PC strategy game Rome: Total War [$9.99 (HD)] to the iPad. Strategy gamers had been asking for a mobile port for quite some time, and their iPad version delivered the goods. Of course, Rome: Total War on PC has received

Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage and Conference in Rome, Sept. 14-17

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum are an initiative of the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum, the organizers since 2012 of the annual Populus Summorum Pontificum international...Show More Summary

Hike Italy's ancient pilgrims' route, from Siena to St. Peter's Square

Discover the charm and soul of the Italian backcountry on an 80-mile trek on the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage trail that once led from northern Europe to Rome. The 10-day Wilderness Travel tour begins in Siena and takes guests to scenic portions of the 7th century Christian pilgrim’s...

Hike Italy's ancient pilgrims' route, from Siena to St. Peter's Square

Discover the charm and soul of the Italian backcountry on an 80-mile trek on the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage trail that once led from northern Europe to Rome. The 10-day Wilderness Travel tour begins in Siena and takes guests to scenic portions of the 7th century Christian pilgrim’s...

Chet Baker: La Voce

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

My favorite tracks of Chet Baker singing aren't in English. They're in Italian, and they were recorded in Rome in 1962 with the Ennio Morricone Orchestra. Yes, that Ennio Morricone (above), the composer of music for The Good, the Bad...       Related Stories Chet Baker: Cold Trumpet Phil Urso and Carl Saunders New Year's Day Recordings  

Gangsters, politicians, officials convicted in Italy 'Mafia Capital' trial

ROME (Reuters) - The two leaders of a crime ring that plundered Rome city coffers were convicted along with some 40 politicians, officials and businessmen on Thursday at the end of one of the biggest corruption trials in the Italian capital.

Gangster head of 'Mafia Capitale' sentenced to 20 years

The ringleader of a gang whose criminal tentacles reached into almost every department of Rome's City Hall was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Italian court on Thursday. Massimo Carminati, 59, a convicted gangster with a history...Show More Summary

Italy football probe over false visas for young Africans

4 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Rome (AFP) – Italian police are investigating football clubs for allegedly getting young African players false papers in a probe that could involve Serie A teams, national media reported Thursday. The inquiry centres on AC Prato, which...Show More Summary

Starwood Save In Orlando, Rome & More!

Starwood released this week’s SPG Hot Escapes, where you can save a bunch on upcoming hotel stays. Every week, they offer savings at select properties which are bookable now through Saturday. Starwood Save In Orlando, Rome & More! Offer...Show More Summary

Watch Models Bare Their Souls for Brandon Maxwell

5 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Featuring Joan Smalls, Maria Borges, Romee Strijd and more.

A 19th-Century Archaeologist’s Collection of Images of Rome Goes Online

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Nearly 4,000 records from Rodolpho Lanciani's personal archive are searchable through a new online database. The post A 19th-Century Archaeologist’s Collection of Images of Rome Goes Online appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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