I stayed in a beautiful hotel (Villa Athena) right in the Archeological Park which surrounds the temple masterpieces and the night-time views of the illuminated Temple of Concordia and Temple of Juno from my room are truly awesome.
The difficult week Renzi spent assembling his government served him like Thor's week on Earth. Even better news, the new government represents the biggest break ever of the glass ceiling, in Italy and beyond. Very few countries have a 50-50 executive, equally formed by men and women: now Italy is one of them.
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The fourteen-month-old Italian Book Club puts a new face on the familiar vision of several friends sitting around the living room talking about the la...
With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.
The general social climate of the country was obvious at the traditional television fiesta, the 64th San Remo music festival, where a panoply of good and bad political types crowded together into the first row to seize a chance to be on TV.
The Sochi Winter Games are nearly over, but fervor is at a fever pitch (let's just say I've been Googling "where to learn bobsleigh").
When making plans to attend this momentous occasion, it's important to know what to expect in order to make the most of your experience!
This is the week when Milan's fashion fabulousness is revved up about 1,000 percent. Since everyone needs to idle once in while, here are five ways to relax during Milan Fashion Week.
Selected to choreograph the History of 20th Century Russia for the whole world to see. No pressure.
Her family owns the legendary Bauers Hotels in Venice and her mother may as well be the city's godmother. We've known Olimpia for a decade, since she was a teenager, and have hung out with her in New York and in Venice. We can't think of a more chic and lovely guide than the real-life Eloise of Venice.
You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...
A few days ago on February 12, my wonderful oldest son, Jason, celebrated his 43rd birthday (how did that happen, anyhow?) without me and I am feeling...
Most of us gain our first impression of the world's great cities in cinema -- and our ideas of what these cities are like (and what to expect when we actually visit them) are forever influenced by what we see on that silver screen.
Unless you are familiar with Marvel superheroes, it is hard to understand recent events in Italy. The Prime Minister, Democratic Captain Italia Enrico Letta has been just ousted by RenziThor, the Democratic Party leader.
Matteo Renzi has already provided something that Europe has been sorely lacking: leadership from a new generation with the innovative imagination, energy and will to restructure democratic practices and institutions that have become largely moribund.