Italian philosophy of life in contrasts (p. 5): Ostia – escape from hustle and bustle

Perhaps to truly feel Rome, one must become an ancient Roman? Located 6 km away from Lido di Ostia lies the city of Ostia Antica, with an entirely different history. It is the ancient port city of Rome. The name Ostia comes from the Latin word OS ("mouth" or "estuary"), as it was at the founding site of the city that the Tiber River (Tevere) flowed into the sea. Today,

The Lady who stole gold from the Pope’ Roman Badass of the week : Ep. 3

The Lady who stole gold from the Pope. Welcome to the 3rd episode of Roman Badass of the week! Each time, we talk about our favorite stories from Rome, focusing on the most audacious and interesting individuals who graced us with their presence in the Eternal City. Every week on Friday, we post about a Roman Badass of our choice, that changed history. ROMAN BADASS

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

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 Airbnb Revolution

As a traveller I can define myself halfway between a bagpacker and a comfort lover. I have been working in tourism for years. Such as an insider if there is one thing I really do not like it's " where everybody goes, or the aseptic environment found in a room of large chain hotels, or the most popular restaurant on Tripadvisor. . All my trips have been entirely tailor-made:

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

What are you doing for New Years’ Eve?

What are you doing for New Year's Eve? This is the question you may have been asked most since Christmas. Have to say it is pretty stressful indeed! I have always decided at last second how to spend my last night of the year! New Year's Eve in Rome is an event to try once in a lifetime. The Eternal City is a magical scenario to celebrate this special night. That's

Easter Time in Italy

Can’t wait to eat Easter chocolate eggs? Try also our EcoArt exclusive Menu for Easter! Easter is coming! Easter is a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.According to the New Testament, Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday, and came back to life three days later. It is a very special festivity for Christians and especially

Segway as a green and environmentally-friendly vehicle

Did you know that Segway is considered as a green vehicle? It means that produces less harmful impacts to the environment than comparable conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. Benefits Segway Tours have many benefits, including environmental, health and informative. Environmental benefits regard the fact that Segway, as zero-emission machinery, contributes

Tip of the Week: The Italian Elections are coming!

  Did you know that on the 4th of March, Italy will be helding general elections? Italians are asked to vote after 5 years of several technical governments, in a climate of absolute uncertainty not only from the political point of view, considering the new undefinable electoral law, but also from the point of the massive popular discontent. Indeed, Italy has one

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