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Posts Tagged ‘ Rome ’

ROME: Trevi Fountain to receive 1 million euro makeover

Nov 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Italian News

Trevi Fountain…..the world’s favourite romantic fountain and who has not thrown a coin into the fountain in hoping to return to the eternal city? Now Trevi Fountain  is to receive a 1-million-euro makeover: the statues will be cleaned, there will be new lighting and streets in the surrounding area will be widened. The fountain, built […]



ROME: Colosseum opens Gladiator pits

Nov 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Italian News

(ANSA) – Rome – The Colosseum has added to its allure by opening the undergrounds pits where gladiators and wild beasts waited before being winched from darkness into the light of the killing ground.  As well as revealing the bowels of the one-time blood-and-guts arena, the famed monument has also reopened its 33m-high third storey, […]



ROME: Exclusive Villa with Guesthouse on Lake Bracciano

Dec 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Property of the Week

An exclusive home with the charm of the Orient, surrounded by greenery and facing the beautiful Lake of Bracciano.  The location is panoramic and peaceful and boasts a magnificent view of the lake and the nearby town of Anguillara.   It is a place full of charm that enchanted Ernest Hemingway, who spent time here on one […]



Rome: Celebration of Rome’s founding 753 BC – 21 April

Apr 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Rome’s birthday: The date of Rome’s founding (in 753BC) is celebrated on April 21 so if you’re in Rome, watch for festivals, concerts, and special events. There’s usually a fireworks display over the Tiber River and gladiator shows around the forum area.



Rome: Italy’s 20th cen. design gems on show

Mar 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Italian News

A selection of Italy’s 20th-century design gems has gone on show at the foreign ministry in Rome, as part of a new initiative to promote the country’s stellar reputation in this field.   The Italian design industry, which blossomed at the start of the 1900s, has gone from strength to strength over recent decades and three […]