April 2018

The Rome Pizza Festival begins this weekend with 120 different pizza varieties to sample

Rome’s second edition of Città della Pizza, the three day festival dedicated to pizza in the Guido Reni district right beside by the beautiful Renzo Piano designed Auditorium, begins this weekend the 6-8th of April. The exciting weekend fest is made up of 40 master pizza-makers known as ‘pizzaioli’, with 100’s of delicious pizza varieties to offer, from the traditional to the latest experimental [...]

March 2018

Palermo: The Cultural Capital of Italy 2018

2018 will be an annus mirabilis (miraculous year) for Palermo, the capital of Sicily, as it has been named ‘The Cultural Capital of Italy’ for 2018 and will also be hosting the 12th edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. The last few years have been good to the city, in 2015 it was selected by Forbes as [...]

February 2018

Trajan: Building the Empire

Trajan. Building an Empire exhibition at the Trajan Markets The Trajan Markets in Rome have a great exhibition on at the moment titled ‘Trajan: Building the Empire’, to celebrate 1900 years since the death of Trajan, one of the greatest Roman Emperors. The optimus princeps brought the Roman Empire to its maximum capabilities and the mammoth Trajan Markets shopping centre construction, the location [...]

January 2018

3 brilliant exhibitions on in Rome this Spring

There are so many brilliant exhibitions on in Rome in 2018, where to begin. Here are 3 great choices to be excited about.. 1. Einstein exhibition at the MAXXI Einstein and Gravity: The Universe after EinsteinOn now until April 29th 2018 Albert Einstein’s article that gave rise to modern cosmology which transformed the models of the cosmos and the universe in the mind of [...]

September 2017

June 2017

Lazio and Umbria Flower festivals

June is such a fab month to see Italy, it is literally a full on festival of flowers in Umbria and Lazio. In Umbria, the stunning medieval town of Spello celebrate Corpus Domini (Latin for the body of Christ) with their ‘L’Infiorata di Umbria Festival’. Floral carpets (Infiorata) are laid out on the streets of the historical centre. Florists and artists [...]

May 2017

March 2017

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Womens Day, or as it’s more commonly called in Italy, la Festa della Donna, where the importance of women is celebrated by the giving and receiving of a beautiful mimosa blossom. Women in Rome and throughout Italy will have free entry to state museums and cultural sites today as part of a nationwide initiative by the Ministry of [...]