Today, April 26th 2020, I continue to closely monitor the unfolding Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak.

Most importantly, my thoughts are with all those affected, be it directly or indirectly.

I hope that our past and future guests and friends are staying safe around the globe. My goal is for the frequently-updated information below to help you make an informed decision on your travel plans.

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On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and issued a set of Temporary Recommendations. WHO did not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available. WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and the global community on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

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Maratona di Roma presents a brand new race, something completely different.

Next June 17, there will be the firts edition of Rome Half Marathon by night, 21,097 km in the heart of the Eternal City, with the start at 9 p.m.

The race will join the classic CorriRoma, the eleventh edition of an iconic 10k for all the roman runners.

Registrations for both events are already open at!z151/=/25/25/en/ 

PresepeVejano09picDuring Advent and the days immediatly after Christmas until the Epiphany you can't miss the spectacular representation of Christmas that involves the entire  medieval town of Vejano, (between Rome and Viterbo).

Here more than 350 people play out the Nativity, recostructing  not only the places and environments but also offering visitors "living pictures" in which the life of this farming and artisan community is depicted as it was in the past.

The living nativity scenes of Vejano (called presepe vivente in Italian), are extremely popular, and are rather elaborate affairs, which feature the classic nativity scene as well as scenes from Ancient Rome, along half mile winding medieval alleys, squares, houses and caves, complete with artisans in traditional costumes working at their particular trades.


These attract many visitors and will be held in the following three dates:

  • December 26th, 2016
  • January 1st,       2017
  • January 6th,      2017

From sunset (5.00 pm)




thks_giving_foodThanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.


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A well-preserved Roman cistern recently discovered underground Rome during the excavation works of the new Metro subway line C.


The epicenter of this new discovery, which is the last of several important archeologica founds that Rome had in the last two months is the Metro station of St. John (San Giovanni), the site of the main metro station for the new Metropolitana linea C that runs through the heart of the city. Dominated by the imposing cathedral of St. John which recently allow us to offer spectacular tours of its amazing Roman undergrounds and and with a view of the eternal Roman city walls, the busy piazza was not an unlikely place for another archaeological excavation. 

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The exhibition 'I Macchiaioli. Le collezioni svelate' (The Macchiaioli. The Collections Revealed) opens at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome on 16 March and for the first time offers the public the chance to see important paintings by the Macchiaioli and others, within the context of the collections that originally held them. The works that belonged to great collections of the past – for example those of Cristiano Banti, Diego Martelli, Rinaldo Carnielo, Edoardo Bruno, Gustavo Sforni, Mario Galli, Enrico Checcucci, Camillo Giussani and Mario Borgiotti – are now mostly in private collections and represent the core of the most important 19th-century Italian movement in painting.
From 16/03/2016 till September 4th 2016
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Carnival in Rome is a special time of the year - the streets buzz with children dressed in their favorites costumes, the pastry shops fill with delicious regional treats, and the city holds festivals to delight and amuse both children and adults.

Running this year from January 24th until February 9th, it is over two weeks of tradition that bring together the city.

By taking part to the Roman Carnival will allow you to be spectator and actor at the same time!

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