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  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(December 08, 2017)
    Its 7 million visitors this year make the Colosseum Italy's second most important tourist attraction, and the area open to visitors has been drastically expanded. Here we meet its newly appointed director Alfonsina Russo.
  • From gladiators yielding plastic daggers to 3D adventures, the old Colosseum is up to new tricks, which include an exhibition showing its lively post-combat history.
  • St. Peter's Basilica
    As Holy Week begins, the city is sunny, buds are bursting from the trees, bringing pilgrims and tourists to jam the streets and to visit St. Peter's Basilica, plus Rome's museums, monuments and two major new exhibitions.
  • On Friday, February 24th, "M’illumino di Meno" (Lighting Ourselves Less) is back for its 13th edition. "M’illumino di Meno" is the most important awareness campaign dedicated to energy conservation. The initiative is organized by Caterpillar, an Italian radio program that is produced and transmitted by Rai Radio 2. The i-Italy team on Central Park West is participating in Caterpillar’s energy conservation initiative "M’illumino di Meno" (Lighting Ourselves Less). The staff will turn off their office’s lights and work by candlelight for one hour. Stay tuned and take part in the initiative yourself! Turn off your lights in solidarity, even for a brief moment, and let us know via e-mail at [email protected] or on Facebook.
  • View of the Colosseum from the Roman Forum
    The Colosseum, Domus Aurea, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, Rome's largest tourist scenes, will receive universal management in order to better focus on physical maintenance and proper distribution of revenue.
  • Centered on art and fashion this metropolis has something for everyone! Its breathtaking gothic Cathedral, or Duomo is a must visit! If fashion is your forte, Milan is regarded as one of the world’s fashion capitals and is synonymous with Italian fashion brands. Plus, in this period of the year, many hotels and resorts will welcome you with special offers and discounted rates. Start planning your trip to Milan!
  • It’s your gateway to Italy and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is something for everyone in the “Eternal City”—history, art, great food and a warm weather. Plus, in this period of the year, many hotels and resorts will welcome you with special offers and discounted rates. Start planning your trip to Rome!
  • When angry trade unions who represent the custodians that guard the Colosseum had imposed a 3-1/2 hour strike, tourists were left standing in long lines as the sun beat down upon their heads. Like the situation at Pompeii, this new cultural heritage disaster and the plight of the tourists made headlines worldwide, giving the managers of the Italian cultural heritage a well publicized black eye. Then came the news, delivered last week to Parliament: the Cultural Heritage Ministry has unpaid bills of some $50 million, caused by repeated budget cuts. Worst of all, funds to pay for work to protect and maintain the Italian heritage have been slashed by 58% in the past five years.

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