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In Francis' Vatican, the Homeless Get VIP Treatment

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- "Welcome, this is a house for all. Your house."

Questioning Authority in the School of Athens

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Meia Chita-Tegmark

On a recent trip to Rome, I was walking through the halls of the Vatican museums and after entering one of the Raphael rooms, I turned my head to discover, to my amazement, my favorite fresco: The School of Athens.

Pope Francis Acknowledges Security Threats -- And Has Just One Request For God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

Although Vatican officials have acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a real threat to Pope Francis, the Catholic leader says he’s leaving hi...

This Controversial Issue Has United Roman Prostitutes And The Catholic Church

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

Rome's government has a new solution for managing its growing sex work industry: If you can't beat it, manage it. That's how Washington Post Berlin...

Zaha Hadid: It's Tough Being an Arab Woman in the Architecture Business

Alain Elkann | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

My work is not within the accepted box. Maybe because I am a woman. Also an Arab. There was a certain prejudice about these things.

American Tourists Allegedly Carve Initials Into Rome's Colosseum

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.10.2015 | World

Two tourists from California are accused of carving their initials into Rome's Colosseum on Saturday and posing for a selfie. The unidentified wome...

No Room For Decadent 'Princes' In Francis' Vatican

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Sébastien Maillard

Pope Francis is revolutionizing how the Vatican operates, encouraging officials to remain faithful to what they have dedicated their lives to, and to the global Catholic community. If the pope is no more than a king in his church, then there shall be no room for princes.

Rome: Local Secrets

Gogobot | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

A travel journalist who counts the National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times, BBC, and others on her list of Rome credits, I've also lived in Rome for four years. And these are some of my favorite spots that remind me of just how unique, and special, Rome really is.

Rome's Foodie Events You Shouldn't Miss This Year

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

It may seem impossible that there could be yet another good reason to visit Rome this year. The already amazing food to be found in the city is made even better at foodie events and festivals that pop up throughout the year.

The History (And Present) of Valentine's Day

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Most people think Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark Cards. It wasn't. Valentine's Day is actually a well-documented, historical phenomenon -- its tangled roots winding their way through centuries worth of Christian liturgy, pagan tradition, myth, and an occasional beheading.

Meatless Monday: The Secret (Sex) Life of Vegetables

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Spice up your life. Warming spices like cardamon, cinnamon, chili and ginger do more than make food delicious, they're great for circulation -- they make your skin glow and make all your good juices flow.

Pope Makes Surprise Visit To Rome Shantytown

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion

Residents at Campo Arcobaleno, or Camp Rainbow, in Rome had the surprise of a lifetime when Pope Francis showed up for an unannounced visit on Sunday....

N Ramamoorthi: Develop Your Listening and Patience Early On

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Recreating the Odyssey, With An iPhone

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 01.29.2015 | Books

If Homer had his own iPhone, he might've snapped shots of Ulysses on all his adventures, documenting every step of the hero’s long voyage. He might'...

Rome Journal: Ruins

Francis Levy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

Tintern Abbey is a famous ruin. Wordsworth's poem, "Tintern Abbey"(1798) reflects the once grand structure's sublimity.

Test Your Travel Savvy: Name These 7 Eye-Popping Sites

Bob Schulman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Are you a been-there-done-that kind of traveler? If so, let's see if you can tag these eight stunning tourism attractions around the world, including a number well off the beaten track.

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

HuffPost Korea | Soo-Jin Park | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world. Bohbot, a French phot...

Pornosophy: Ten Sex Clubs Where You Can Redeem Your Rewards Points

Francis Levy | Posted 02.22.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The question is can you reap a real reward for your rewards points and if in the moment of passionate lust, you have the wherewithal to defer your reward so that you can make a financially sound decision that will not exhaust the budget.

Pope Francis Hopes Rome Hosts 2024 Summer Olympics, With A Caveat

The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some e...

A Little Girl With Cancer Has Just One Big Wish

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

Little Grace has just one wish -- to see Pope Francis. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-thr...

Getting to Rome

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.07.2015 | Books
Roger Friedland

I needed to live here. It was neither moral, nor powerful, nor particularly brilliant. There is no question: I suffered from a madness. Rome is a city that is hopeless and yet alive, the perfect place for somebody who thought he might be dying.

The Colosseum Is Everything It's Cracked Up To Be

Andres Tardio | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Andres Tardio

For some reason, people like to sleep in while they're on vacation. And sure, I do that sometimes, too. But not while in Italy. When I was in Rome e...

Amazing Hotels in Rome You've GOT to See

Oyster | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

After all, the "eternal city" a) is beautiful and b) has a rich history dating back to 753 BC, with so many historical sites that seeing them all is nearly impossible.

Free Pizza and Gelato for Toddlers in Rome

Juliet Linley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Juliet Linley

I can guarantee you that not once in the seven years since I have had small children in Rome have I ever been charged for the kids' milk. They brush it off with genuine kindness, almost as if they were offended by your offer to pay.

Rome Travel: A Really Good Lunch During a Day Trip to Tivoli

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Sure, it'll cost a few euros more than the place around the corner that sells Nutella crepes, but you'll continue your day of tourism with the happy feeling that lunch was almost as beautiful as the Villa d'Este itself.