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

Music in Rome

If you are planning a trip in Rome for the upcoming summer and perhaps you have already booked some cultural tours, you know what to do during the day. Then the question will be...what should I spend my nights there? So, obviously there is one way to fill your time: having an aperitivo ( popular way to have booze with friends) or go to dinner.  Apart from this you

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

Rome, baby friendly city!

What to do with children in Rome? Many parents ask theirselves this question as soon as they land in the Eternal City. Apparently Rome doesn't seem to offer so much for little ones! Busy streets, plenty of museums, churches, dozens of Archeological sites could be not suitable for childhood fun.  Nevertheless is kind of wrong because Rome hides a different world: a

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

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Have you ever seen the snow in August?
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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