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  • Pope Francis declines meeting with Dalai Lama
    Pope Francis declines meeting with Dalai Lama
    Pope Francis reportedly declined a meeting with the Dalai Lama on Thursday. The Tibetan spiritual leader is in Rome for the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which originally was to be held in South Africa, but was recently relocated to...
  • Roman pizza is a treat for everyone
    Eating in Rome is easy if you know a few simple rules
    In May 2013, four British tourists paid 54€ for 4 large wafer cones of gelato at the Gelateria Antica Roma near the Spanish Steps.The story became internet gossip. In order to cleanse their palate, the then Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno,...
  • The Aqua Claudia in the parco degli Aquedotti of Rome
    The Park of the Aqueducts
    Parco degli Aquedotti sits along the Via Latina, a 4th century BC military road that once connected Rome to Campania. These ancient arches have become one of Rome’s most wonderful outdoor museums.The big attraction is the 1st century Aqua...
  • Porta San Sebastiano
    Porta San Sebastiano - The Gateway to the Appian Way
    The Porta San Sebastiano is not only one of the best preserved of the 18 gates of 3rd century Aurelian Wall around Rome, it’s also the only gate that allows you inside, up to the towers and a walk along the ramparts.This amazing place is...
  • Colosseum
    Go. Have fun traveling with a light footprint.
    Do you love to travel? Do you want to learn practical ways to lighten your footprint on land, in the ocean and in the air? Check out these tips and resources to use when planning your vacation.If you are taking a road trip and have a gas guzzler,...
  • Finding luxury in Rome - 5 tips for the ultimate VIP trip
    Finding luxury in Rome - 5 tips for the ultimate VIP trip
    The Eternal City, as Rome is known, is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Skip the lines and avoid the crowds with these five tips to create the ultimate VIP experience.Where to stayThe Hotel Eden, sitting in a green oasis a...
  • Pope Francis Raffles Gifts to Raise Money for Poor
    The benevolent Pope that continues to give: Pope Francis raffles gifts for poor
    Pope Francis continues to lead by example, rather than merely preach the ideologies of Jesus, which is why the Holy Father is revered worldwide. Following the announcement Pope Francis has commissioned showers to be built for the homeless near St....
  • How we remember our dead: a coin to an E-tomb
    How we remember our dead: a coin to an E-tomb
    A grave is the product of birth, life, and death. How we remember the deceased has varied in time, with personal, religious, cultural, and practical symbolism.Archeologists have discovered evidence of flowers being placed on graves in prehistoric...
  • Denver museum to re-create 5,700-mile voyage on the Silk Road
    Denver museum to re-create 5,700-mile journey on the Silk Road
    Attention visitors to Denver (and also folks who live around there): While you’re in the Mile High City, you’re invited to take a trip across Asia in the footsteps of Marco Polo. Your 5,700-mile long journey will take you across...
  • Valentino moves couture show to Rome
    Valentino moves couture show to Rome
    Many designers are breaking the routine of how they show thier collections. Valentino aka Valentino red the Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company known for his red dress is taking his couture show to Rome this...
  • The 21st Century Gladiators of Rome
    The 21st Century Gladiators of Rome
    Anyone who’s visited the great monuments of Rome in the past 25 years has run into them.They kiss your hand, offer a bow of respect or pretend to slit your throats. For the most part they are polite and always with a good sense of humor,...
  • Chicago Catholics Get Lucky
    Chicago Catholics Get Lucky
    It's been a while since my last Chicago Catholic Examiner column, but today's topic is a very special piece. I'd like to wish a special Bon Voyage to a group of Chicago Catholics that are getting lucky. By “get lucky”, I...
  • Review for the Working World: Ryse: Son of Rome
    Review for the Working World: Ryse: Son of Rome
    Let's take a history lesson, one that seems drenched in blood! Let's have quick time events through most of the game! Let's have our main hero scream like they do in 300! This is going to be one hell of a game! Ryse: Son of Rome, is an...
  • Marathon champ Paul Tergat
    Rome's Hunger Run to feed children worldwide
    Thousands of runners and walkers will be gathering next Sunday (October 19), in Rome, Italy for a great charity race. The 9th annual Hunger Run starts at 10 a.m.on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla.The registration fees will be supporting the UN...
  • Olimpia Maidalchini; La Pimpaccia
    Rome's famous ghosts: The Pimpaccia
    Every midnight of January 7th, since 1657, a two horned devil cracks his whip across the two fiery eyed black steeds of the phantom carriage. He stops at the Villa Doria Pamphilj. He grabs the ‘Pimpaccia’, the ghost of Olimpia...