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July 2015

Best designer stores rome

DESIGNER STORES ROME The three streets leading into the Piazza del Popolo — Via del Corso, Via del Babuino, Via Ripetta — and all the little cross streets in between — Via Condotti, Via Frattina, Via Borgognona — form a section of Rome called the Trident. It’s the luxury centre of the city, and one of the most exclusive and [...]

February 2015

Red, red wine

 A glass of red wine a day, keeps the doctors away. But with 330 DOC’s (Denonimazione di Origine Controllata  – the Italian wine classification system), at least 350 common wine grape varieties and 20 regions, where to begin?Common Italian Red Wine Grapes Sangiovese A grape with many names planted throughout Italy, Sangiovese is the main grape of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino in Toscana. Nebbiolo A grape that [...]

Aperitivo inside an ancient Roman stadium

        An aperitivo, in an ancient Roman stadium, underground. Feel like an archaeologist, with a glass of wine. They say all roads lead to Rome, but if you sight see with us, roads lead underneath ancient Rome, to the hidden corners of the old city. Allow us to show you around this once in a lifetime opportunity, and recently uncovered site. Sample [...]

Monica Bellucci: Bond Girl

 Monica Bellucci is the new Bond girl. Bellucci is an Italian actress who, aged 50, has now become the oldest Bond girl in the next 007 film titled Spectre, after the title was previously held by Honor Blackman, 39, who starred in Goldfinger. This is what you need to know about her: The actress and model had previously auditioned for a Bond girl role [...]

Spanish Steps in Bloom

  The Spanish Steps definitely has to be one of the most beautiful meeting points in the Eternal City. The best time to see them is in May, when the Spanish steps are decorated with pink Azaleas. Here are ten facts about the Spanish Steps. 1. In the piazza, beside the steps, on the right, is the house where English poet John [...]

Campo Marzio

Campo Marzio, meaning Field of Mars Campo Marzio is the ancient Roman district dedicated to Mars, the god of war, and boasts some of the most famous monuments in the world. Being outside the official ancient city boundaries, it came to be considered as a kind of neutral ground, where foreign ambassadors were received and temples dedicated to oriental divinities were also [...]

Oscar winning Italian costumes exhibited at Palazzo Braschi, Rome

     The beautiful Palazzo Braschi is currently exhibiting a brilliant dedication to Italian costumes in cinema, that earned  their designers an Oscar. The exhibition features more than 100 original outfits, dozens of designs and a selection of objects from Italian and foreign films from the beginning to the present day, from the silent movies era to “The Great Beauty.” Dresses of your [...]

January 2015

Colosseum: 35 million donated by TODS

        Diego Della Valle, the managing director of Tod’s, has donated 35 million euros to restore the Colosseum. Here, he is using fashions millions for a good cause, to help restore one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. An Italian marketing mastermind for an architecturally worthy cause. Work started in December 2012. With the damage evident, [...]

Day trip from Rome: Tivoli

Tivoli would make a beautiful day trip from Rome. A short drive from Rome, Tivoli is an ancient town that dates back to 1215 BCIn ancient times, just about anybody who was anybody had a villa in Tivoli, including Crassus, Trajan, Hadrian, Horace, and Catullus. This getaway to the Roman countryside has a nice mix of history and nature. Tivoli [...]