5 Romantic Things To Do In Rome On Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day! There’s not a better place to be in this day than Rome, one of the most romantic cities in the world, and the cradle of the myth.

The first legend about the Saint, and perhaps the best known, began when the Emperor Claudius II “The Cruel”, cancelled marriages and engagements in Rome, to convince men to leave their cities and join war. The priest Valentine defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, he was sentenced to have his head cut off on the 14th day of February. While in prison, Valentine fell in love with his jailor’s daughter, who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, he wrote her a letter, which he signed “From your Valentine”… Continue reading

5 things to do in Rome for Halloween

Halloween is not a traditional Italian holiday, but it has become very popular in the last few years. While the main holidays are still All Saints’ Day (November 1st) and All Souls’ Day (November 2nd), the custom of celebrating the night of Halloween has taken hold everywhere in Italy. Continue reading

Halloween 2015: 5 things to do in Rome.

Halloween is not a traditional Italian holiday, but it has become very popular in the last few years. While the main holidays are still All Saints’ Day (November 1st) and All Souls’ Day (November 2nd), the custom of celebrating the night of Halloween has taken hold everywhere in Italy. You can find Halloween costumes and decorations on display in many shop windows and many costume parties along the cities, during the afternoon or early in the evening for children, and during the night for adults. Continue reading

European Heritage Days 2015 in Italy

Like every year, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and of Tourism (MiBACT) adheres to the European Heritage Days (EHD), promoted to strengthen and increase dialogue and exchange in cultures among the European nations. It is an important occasion to reaffirm the central role of culture in the dynamics of the Italian society. Continue reading

Pontifical Villas: extraordinary visitors’ access and new train service from Vatican City to Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis opens Castel Gandolfo’s doors to the public, permitting for the first time access to the Apostolic Palace and Pontifical Villas, for a century inaccessible Summer papal residences. Continue reading

Christmas: top ten things to do in Rome.

Christmas holidays are a fantastic time to visit Rome, maybe not popular as summer months, but still very suggestive and certainly less crowded with tourists. Rome is the capital of Christianity and the place where the celebration of Christmas originated: which place could be better of Rome in Christmas? Continue reading

National day of Archaeology, artistic heritage and restoration: free initiatives all over Italy on December 7th

On December 7th, Italy will celebrate the National day of archaeology, artistic heritage and restoration, an event organized by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo – MiBACT), to pay homage to the immense and inestimable historical, artistic and archaeological Italian heritage. Continue reading