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,

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

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

Coronavirus lockdowns have unexpected Climate benifits

COVID-19 : The Financial distaster World Climate is benifiting from Coronavirus : climate change is having its own benifits .People must stay at home everywhere in the world, factories closed, airport paralyzed. While Coronavirus is provoking a very bad economic crisis is also creating some surprising climate benefits. Indeed, the measures the governments took forced

National lockdown and solidarity : how Italy is coping with Coronavirus

Italians rediscover national unity and regard for the rules amid Lockdown How Coronavirus originated On December 31st last year, China alerted the World Health Organization of numerous cases of pneumonia discovered in the densely populated province of Hubei. Several of those infected were undoubtedly workers at the huge Seafood Market in Wuhan. On January 7th, Chinese

Piazza navona is baroque perfection

The history Piazza Navona is pure baroque perfection. It is certainly among the most famous Piazzas in Rome and one of the most famous in the world. Pope Innocent X Phampilij decided to build a huge square on the site of the former Stadium of Domitian. The Stadium was built in 79 AD and was the main venue for foot-races in Rome. In the 15th century the oval square

Pope Francis defies the Lockdown to pray for an end to the Coronavirus

Is this the Black Plague or the Coronavirus? A peculiar event happened on Sunday afternoon in Rome's deserted streets. Pope Francis walked along the huge artery of Via del Corso, which splits the city center in two. Once noisy and crowded, at this time deserted and surreally quiet. The head of the Catholic Church privately left the Vatican to visit Basilica

Sports in Rome

It's pretty a sure thing, when someone is planning a trip to the Eternal City, Culture and Food are the key words! Nobody will miss a walking tour alonside the most popular sites such as Colosseum or Vatican Museums&Sistine Chapel.  Another must is having an Italian dinner in a cozy tavern perhaps in Trastevere! As well as that Rome is a lively capital and

Raphael: The Prince of Painters

THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF RAPHAEL'S DEATH "ILLE HIC EST RAPHAEL TIMUIT QUO SOSPITE VINCI RERUM MAGNA PARENS ET MORIENTE MORI" This is the Latin epitaph on Raphael's grave in Pantheon , translated then by Thomas Hardy : "Here’s one in whom Nature feared – faint at such vying – /Eclipse while he lived, and decease at his dying" Raphael died in Rome on April

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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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