Tag: visiting Rome

The Traditional Event dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows is coming to Rome

August is not August in Rome if snow doesn’t fall. Yes, because every year on 5th August, the beautiful Italian capital celebrates the day of Our Lady of the Snowsat the Saint Mary Major Basilica, where the atmosphere gets charmed thanks to this ancient and precious tradition.

As a matter of fact, on 5th August it is usual to create a wonderful rain of white petals in the Saint Mary Major Basilica because, according to the legend, Virgin Mary appeared in Pope Liberio’s dreams (352 b.C.) and showed him where he had to build a church, with a miraculous snowfall (although it was summer) on Esquilino (a historical district of Rome) in the night of August, 5th 356 b.C.

The day after, the pope traced

Start to Run!!! The Marathon of Rome is come back

Here we go again! The marathon of Rome is coming again, this year at its 16th edition and it intends to pay homage to the legendary Olympic Ethiopian champion Abebe Bikila, 50 years after his barefoot challenge at the Olympic Games of Rome in 1960.

Are you ready to run? The start is scheduled on 21st March 2010 at 9.00 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali (near the Coliseum) in Rome, in order to start a lovely spring with a day entirely dedicated to sport and fun.

One of the most expected sport events, which boasts of the stunning

Cultural Pulsations in Rome: the Romaeuropa Festival 2009

The day after tomorrow, the 24th edition of the world-famous Romaeuropa Festival, the most important event showing performing arts as usual rich of appointments and fabulous events, will start in the eternal city, Rome, from 23rd September to 2nd December.


This year, the festival is entitled “Cultural Pulsations” in order to remind the event’s thought, which intends the creativity rhythm to be a characteristic feature of contemporary society, and wants to show a positive attitude towards the artistic creation surrounding us, putting itself against the current moment of financial crisis.


As always, the event will be rich of dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts, literature and music, everything represented by great

Become an Archaeologist for one day: in Rome!

For the summer 2009, the city of Rome suggests a very interesting project: several particular guided tours and visits to the most famous archaeological sites in the wonderful capital. The initiative, supported by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Rome, is called “Archeologia d’Estate” (“Archaeology in Summer”) and it will take place until 30th September (but in the month of August).


The goals that the city of Rome wants to reach through the project “Archelogia d’Estate” are very remarkable. On this occasion in fact, both Roman citizens and foreigners are invited to observe for the first time forgotten places, but also tourists from all over the world will have the chance to put themselves in the shoes of professional archaeologists for one day in a very original way.


In addition, the event was conceived for a valid reason: