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The mouth of the River Tiber: Ostia Antica

Program - Sightseeing - Italy - Rome
The mouth of the River Tiber: Ostia Antica
A large archaeological site close to the modern town of Ostia

The ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30 kilometers to the west of Rome. The shoreline moved seawards, due to silting, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Therefore Ostia is today still lying next to the Tiber but at a distance of some three kilometers from the beach. Ostia is Latin for "mouth", the mouth of the Tiber. The river was used as the harbor, but in the Imperial period, two harbor basins were added to the north, near Leonardo da Vinci airport. The harbor district was called Portus, Latin for "harbor". The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes, and impressive mosaics. Read more...


What to Do in Rome When It's Raining

Program - Seasons - Italy - Rome
What to Do in Rome When It's Raining
Thankfully, Rome enjoys a warm and temperate climate with no shortage of sunny days, even in winter. But, when rain calls off play, save the day with this list of rainy day ideas.

Babington’s is a traditional English tearoom located among the luxury stores of Piazza di Spagna. Savor their selection of loose-leaf tea, light-bites, and homemade cakes and pastries. Head to the Pantheon on a rainy day though to see another of its engineering marvels in action. As it rains, water enters through the oculus and gets drained away by holes in the original marble floor. Read more...


A Few Reasons to Visit Rome in the Spring

Program - Seasons - Italy - Rome
A Few Reasons to Visit Rome in the Spring
Spring is possibly the best time of year to visit the Eternal City. The weather is warm and sunny, the food is fresh and seasonal with plenty of fun attractions.

Rome sheds its cool winter chill in the spring and from March onwards the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise. Early morning and late evening can still be cool but the days are pleasant and gelato season kicks in once the sun begins to shine. The clear blue sky and warm light showcase Rome at its best and the temperature is ideal for exploring the streets and sights of the city. Read more...


The Sporting Moments That Define Rome

Program - Sports - Italy - Rome
The Sporting Moments That Define Rome
From historic events to one of the most heated rivalries in soccer, we guide you through the sporting moments that have, and continue to define Rome.

Two Italian soccer clubs come from the country’s capital: AS Roma and SS Lazio, who meet at least twice every year at Stadio Olimpico. Roma was formed in 1927 in a bid to challenge the dominance of the clubs from the north, and the only club in the city to resist the merger was Lazio. Both clubs have aggressive factions of fans, or ultras, who yield great power over the clubs, and the rivalries between Roma and Lazio ultras are arguably the country’s fiercest. The only time Italy hosted the Summer Olympics was in 1960. Rome was awarded the Games in 1908, but after Mount Vesuvius erupted two years earlier, it was passed on to London. Read more...


A Few Most Inspiring Literary Landmarks In Rome

Program - Incentive - Italy - Rome
A Few Most Inspiring Literary Landmarks In Rome
With its remarkable history of cultural achievements and longstanding position of artistic influence, Rome has also attracted and inspired countless artists who came to spend time in the capital.

Perhaps the most famous literary landmark in the Eternal City is the Keats-Shelley Memorial House located right beside the Spanish Steps. This house/museum commemorates English Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley, both of whom spent time in Italy and Rome during their short lives. The house contains extensive memorabilia, letters, manuscripts and works of art of both Keats and Shelley, as well as other important writers of the time. Both poets are buried in the Protestant Cemetery located behind the large pyramid in Rome’s Ostiense neighborhood. Read more...

           
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