Roman Badass of the week : Episode 2. ‘I would put my hand in the fire!’

Hey guys, it's Gully again with my Badass of the week! I am french and I have lived in Rome for about 10 years now. During those years being part of this wonderful city, I ran into different stories, legends and people that I had never heard about while I was in France. Here is why I write about it .Chances are, you've never heard about it too. Every week on Friday,

Rome rethinks mobility amid health crisis : we go eco!

Every cloud has a silver lining : Rome rethinks mobility amid Covid crisis and finds new mobility solutions. After the scare and the high number of deaths, Rome is in the process of rethinking itself as a european capital. Covid-19 has brought issues to the table, that were long overdue. Rome was never big on road conditions and new mobility solutions. Its intricate

Roman badass of the week

Hey guys, my name is Gully, I am french and I have lived in Rome for about 10 years now. During those years being part of this wonderful city, I ran into different stories, legends and people that I had never heard about while I was in France. Here is why I write about it because there are some chances you never heard about it too. Every week, I will post

People of Rome : Trastevere and the new beginning after coronavirus in Italy

Do you think that neighborhoods can't talk?  I always thought they could! If neighborhoods could talk . They would, each one in its own language…just like people. Each neighborhood is able to tell its own story: maybe through a glimpse, through a stone, or even the balcony of a house. Particularly churches, for example, are as  full of stories as an alley, where

Covid19 : Italian businesses reopen, crucial news for the tourism sector

Italy finally reopens after a long lockdown announced on March, 10th by first minister Giuseppe Conte. Italian businesses suffered a major blow, as around 90% shut down as well due to national restrictions. Production set at zero, no economic growth but a number of emplyees at the expense of the company. A season of extended welfarism began, every sector of our economy

EcoArt Travel Blog – We spice things up with ‘People of Rome’

ECOART BLOG : INTRODUCTION EcoArt Travel  is an italian licensed tour operator, that since 2010 offers tours of the Vatican City, Rome and its surroundings. We take pride of our amazing team of work, a fantastic mixture between born and bread romans and international travellers. EcoArt is sensitive to environmental issues, through our tours we make an effort to make

The nerd’s guide to discovering Italy through video games

Are video games any useful to discover history? Or are they just what keeps your kid busy after school?  The short answer is yes, discovering antiquity through video games is not only possible, but also amazing. As Dunstan Lowe wrote in his article about antiquity in video games in 2009, 'In the 21st century, antiquity is read, heard, watched and performed. Nowadays

The She-wolf and the Sphynx : why are there so many obelisks in Rome?

Why are there so many obelisks in Rome? An egyptian visiting Rome would probably wonder why Egypt had such a large amount of influence on the Eternal City. Apart from Ancient Greece , no other culture had such an impact on the Roman Empire. Egyptian architectural styles, religious cults and economical systems shaped the Roman Empire into the main classical institutions

Italy : a cinematic journey

Thanks to its wonderful panoramas, its small iconic villages and its culture, Italy has inspired the greatest film directors. Dive into Italy with this movie selection First stop, Venice  : "Casino Royale" Since we cannot travel to Venice for the moment, let's see the beauty of the monuments of one of the most romantic cities in the world! For his first mission, Daniel

Our favourite museums in Rome you can visit from your couch

Visiting Museums under quarantine Life under quarantine can be tough. People working from home can find a huge outlet to kill time, while others cultivate their hobbies : cooking, learning a new language, have some quality family time and such. Everyone's around the world obviously had their springtime travel plan on hold. Art galleries and museums closed worldwide

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We have! Every year on August 5th, the snow will cover the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore during a special ceremony.

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