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Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
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Pope honors Rome’s legacy of integration over centuries

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has crossed the Tiber River for a visit to Rome’s city hall, paying homage to an ancient city that integrated diverse peoples over centuries of its existence. During his visit to the Rome’s City Hall on Tuesday, Francis said that “Rome, over its nearly 2,800 years of history, has been […]
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Rome Itinerary: Rome in 2 Days

What if you have only two days in Rome? You can certainly see the big highlights of Rome in two days albeit swiftly. Here are the must-sees, that frankly you can whizz though in a couple days, but I highly suggest slowing it down and spending at least five days in the Eternal City. Rome in 2 Days   I can remember my first visit to Italy now 22 years ago. I was captivated by the countryside flying by from the old, graffiti-covered trains and the centuries old buildings with their stucco, st...
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Rome police search for twins after mother found in Tiber

ROME (AP) — Police in Rome are searching the Tiber River for twin 6-month-old sisters after recovering the body of their mother. Police said Thursday they had retrieved the body of the mother from the rain-swollen river that runs through the capital. The search continued for the girls with police diver boats and on shore […]
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Parents of Wisconsin teen who died in Rome come for trial

ROME (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber River in Rome have testified in the Italian capital at a homeless man’s manslaughter trial. Jody and Nick Soloman told Italian RAI state TV they testified Friday at the latest hearing in the trial that began in May. […]
Tags: News, Rome, Wisconsin, Tiber River, Jody, RAI, Nation & World, Nick Soloman


Halfway through summer, Rome get promised riverside beach

ROME (AP) — Summer’s half over, but the people of Rome finally have their beach along the Tiber River. The artificial beach officially was inaugurated on Friday. But thunderstorms and uncompleted details kept Romans waiting until Sunday for a full day of sunbathing and beach volleyball near Marconi Bridge. Rome’s populist mayor, Virginia Raggi, promised […]
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Trial opens for homeless man accused in US student drowning

ROME (AP) — The trial has opened for a homeless man accused of manslaughter in the 2016 drowning of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber River soon after he arrived in Rome for a summer study program. Defendant Massimo Galioto was in court for Tuesday’s hearing, which established witness lists […]
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Doing Rome.

The comparisons between Rome and the U.S. are exciting and instructive. --What About Clients? When in Rome, do as many Romans as you possibly can. --Hugh Grant Rome. I don't like working here--charitably put, work-life balance is totally out of balance in some regions of Italy--but I love being in Rome. You can walk in this city. You can frolic in it. You can play all day long in and around the The Forum and Palatine Hill, where antiquities are still being found. There's a guy with ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, America, Rome, Paris, Italy, Piazza, Seine, Cincinnati, New York London, Tiber River, Palatine Hill, Hugh Grant Rome, Piazza Navona 2000, Marc Aurèle, Rome America


Italian tightrope walker inches his way over Tiber River

ROME (AP) — An Italian tightrope walker has inched his way across the Tiber River in Rome. Andrea Loreni’s high-wire act drew gasps of delight from crowds watching from below on Sunday evening. A safety cord connected Loreni to the tightrope wire that stretched 135 meters (450 feet) and was suspended 20 meters (66 feet) […]
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Rome Food Tour – Experiencing a Different Side of the City

I write about food tours a lot on this site because they’re important, not just to me and how I choose to travel but I think they’re important for all travelers. Regardless of our budgets, background and preferences we all eat and for most of us what we choose to eat when we travel forms the foundation of our experiences as well as our memories of those trips for years to come. So yes, I will continue to write often about travel and food and today I want to share a wonderful way to explore a ne...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Rome, Italy, Amsterdam, Destinations, Monograms, Good Eats, Europe/middle East, Eternal City, Luca, Trastevere, Tiber River, MonogramsInsider, Rome Food Tour


Doing Rome.

The comparisons between Rome and the U.S. are exciting and instructive. --What About Clients? When in Rome, do as many Romans as you possibly can. --Hugh Grant Rome. I don't like working here--charitably put, work-life balance is totally out of balance in some regions of Italy--but I love being in Rome. You can walk in this city. You can frolic in it. You can play all day long in and around the The Forum and Palatine Hill, where antiquities are still being found. There's a guy with ...
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Plumbing discovery reveals the rise and fall of the Roman Empire (ars technica)

Enlarge / Public toilets in the Roman port city of Ostia once had running water under the seats. Ostia is where the researchers took a soil core sample to analyze lead pollution from pipe runoff. (credit: Wikimedia Commons) The ancient Roman plumbing system was a legendary achievement in civil engineering, bringing fresh water to urbanites from hundreds of kilometers away. Wealthy Romans had hot and cold running water, as well as a sewage system that whisked waste away. Then, about 2200 years ...
Tags: News, France, Rome, Annalee Newitz, Roman, Tiber River, National Center for Scientific Research, National Academy of Science, Ostia, Hugo Delile, Delile


Thunderstorm in Rome

Today we explored the last of the sites in Rome since we only have a few days left. We went to the Castel Sant'Angelo which I have now been to all locations in Angels and Demons. This castle sits along the Tiber River and across from the Vatican.
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Ancient Roman monument-turned-eyesore gets needed makeover

ROME (AP) — The mausoleum of Roman Emperor Augustus, a towering monument built in 28 B.C. but now a decrepit eyesore in Rome’s center, is being restored. The 10-million-euro ($10.9 million) project is expected to be completed in 2019. The structure, located along the Tiber River, is made up of circular, vaulted corridors with the […]
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Italy most beautiful place on Earth

ANYONE whose family has been in the United States for only a few generations knows how often ‘the motherland’ is mentioned. My great grandparents immigrated from Italy to the US through Ellis Island in New York City back in the 1910s. Even though I came along generations later, Italy’s culture was thoroughly woven into my everyday life. I studied the history, I learned about the cities, I cooked the food, and I lived the culture. When I was a kid my family never traveled further than an hour’s c...
Tags: Travel, Photography, New York City, US, Earth, Rome, Budapest, Atlantic, United States, Italy, Amalfi Coast, All, Unesco World Heritage, Amalfi, Ellis Island, Praiano


The Knights of Malta-Vatican feud: a tale of chivalry and sovereignty

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - On the afternoon of Jan. 24, a black BMW pulled out of a 16th century palace in Rome, crossed the Tiber River and headed for the Vatican, a short trip to end a brazen challenge to the authority of Pope Francis. Inside the car was 67-year-old Englishman Matthew Festing, the head of an ancient Catholic order of knights which is now a worldwide charity with a unique diplomatic status. Festing was about to resign, the first leader in several centuries of t...
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6 Papal Controversies From History That Will Get You Ready For The Young Pope

The trailer for HBO's upcoming limited series The Young Pope only tells us so much about the show's actual plot. We see Jude Law's Pope Pius XIII condemning sinners, bossing around a nun played by Diane Keaton, and casually smoking a cigarette. Pius is supposed to look like one bad MF, but, at least from this trailer, he's nothing but talk. Surely there are more twists and turns to come in the rest of the series, but the relatively tame Pius got us thinking about the real bad boys of the Vatica...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Germany, Jerusalem, Rome, Vatican, John, Jude Law, Stephen, Peter, Diane Keaton, Alexander, Bernie, Otto, Tiber River


6 Pope Controversies From History That Will Get You Ready For The Young Pope

The trailer for HBO's upcoming limited series The Young Pope only tells us so much about the show's actual plot. We see Jude Law's Pope Pius XIII condemning sinners, bossing around a nun played by Diane Keaton, and casually smoking a cigarette. Pius is supposed to look like one bad MF, but, at least from this trailer, he's nothing but talk. Surely there are more twists and turns to come in the rest of the series, but the relatively tame Pius got us thinking about the real bad boys of the Vatica...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Germany, Jerusalem, Rome, Vatican, John, Jude Law, Stephen, Peter, Diane Keaton, Alexander, Bernie, Otto, Tiber River


Redux: Doing Rome.

The comparisons between Rome and the U.S. are exciting and instructive. --What About Clients? When in Rome, do as many Romans as you possibly can. --Hugh Grant Rome. I don't like working here--charitably put, work-life balance is totally out of balance in some regions of Italy--but I love being in Rome. You can walk in this city. You can frolic in it. You can play all day long in and around the The Forum and Palatine Hill, where antiquities are still being found. There's a guy with ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, America, Rome, Paris, Italy, Piazza, Seine, Cincinnati, New York London, Tiber River, Palatine Hill


"I Hate Hatred" - My Weapon Against the Atomic Bomb is a Blade of Grass - Tancredi at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Tancredi Parmeggiani in Venice, 1955-56. Venezia, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto di Storia dell'Arte, Fondo Cardazzo (Venice, Italy) Tancredi Parmeggiani was a beautiful, sensitive soul, both inside and out. I could tell by looking at the works of art he created, and by his striking physical appearance, captured in photos from the 1950s. But most of all, I could tell by speaking to his son, Alexander, who looks uncannily like his father.  Alexander Parmeggiani (cent...
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Guiding Your Friends into the Catholic Church

Wouldn’t you like to have a Catholic Answers apologist sitting right next to you when discussing the Faith with Protestant friends? I would have loved to have had Jimmy Akin as my wingman in such discussions more times than I can count, but he is usually busy and, last I checked, hadn’t mastered the art of bilocation. I was sitting at lunch one day with friends: one Catholic, two Protestants, and we were having a series of in-depth discussions about whether Catholicism was true or Protestantism ...
Tags: Google, Religion, Rome, House, Catholic Church, Tiber, George, Protestant, Tiber River, Protestants, Catholic Protestant, Catholic Answers, Jimmy Akin, Catholic Church It, Rod Bennett, Steve Weidenkopf


Lawyer: Footage shows US student tried to swim after fall

ROME (AP) — The lawyer for a homeless man accused of pushing an American student into the Tiber River in Rome says surveillance footage of the scene shows the teen tried to swim a few strokes after falling in but was carried off by rapids and quickly disappeared.
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Pope meets parents of US student killed in Rome

The parents of an American student who went missing in Rome only to be found dead in the Tiber River met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, as video evidence emerged of the last moments of his life. The Argentine expressed his "profound emotion" over the death of Beau Solomon, 19, who Italian police believe was killed during a late-night drunken skirmish with a homeless man, who pushed him into the river. The pontiff, who met Solomon's parents privately on the sidelines of an audience with Fren...
Tags: News, US, Rome, Pope Francis, Pope, Tiber River, Solomon, Federico Lombardi


Pope Consoles Parents Of American Student Found Dead In Rome River

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday consoled the parents of a 19-year-old American university student whose body was found in the Tiber River, who police suspect was murdered. The Vatican said Francis had met the parents of Beau Solomon privately and expressed his deepest sympathy and "closeness in praying to God for the young man who died so tragically". Solomon, from Wisconsin, was found tangled in vegetation in the river on Monday, three days after going missing in the middle ...
Tags: News, Rome, Pope Francis, Vatican, Wisconsin, Francis, Huffington Post, VATICAN CITY Reuters, Trastevere, Tiber River, Solomon, Kevin Liffey, Isla Binnie


Pope Francis meets parents of young man found dead in river

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has met with the parents of a U.S. college student whose body was found in Rome's Tiber river this week.
Tags: News, Rome, Pope Francis, Vatican, Vatican City, Tiber River


Friend says suspect and US student scuffled after a robbery

ROME (AP) — Rome police detained a homeless man on suspicion he pushed a 19-year-old American student into the Tiber River after a fight, as details emerged about Beau Solomon's final hours in the thick of Rome's summertime nightlife.
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Homeless Man Charged With Murder Of U.S. Student Who Disappeared His First Night Studying Abroad — Read The Tragic Report

A homeless man in Italy was charged with murder in connection with the death of a U.S. college student who disappeared hours after arriving abroad. College sophomore Beau Solomon -- who had beat childhood cancer -- was last seen around 1 a.m. on Friday while at a pub in Rome, having arrived in the city only hours earlier. The 19-year-old student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison was due to study at the Rome-based liberal arts college John Cabot University. Related: Stanford Judge Gave Har...
Tags: Celebs, Milan, Stanford, Rome, Italy, Abc News, John Phillips, University of Wisconsin Madison, U S Embassy, Beau, Tiber River, Solomon, Soloman


US student died 'after brawl with homeless man' in Rome

Italian police arrested a homeless man Tuesday over the death of an American student whose body was pulled from the Tiber River in Rome. Beau Solomon, 19, from Wisconsin, was found on Monday near a bridge in the Italian capital after going missing in the early hours of Friday following an evening out in the hip Trastevere district. Massimo Galioto, a 40-year-old homeless Italian, was arrested for manslaughter after witnesses told police they had seen a man be pushed into the river in the early h...
Tags: News, US, Rome, Wisconsin, Trastevere, Tiber River, Solomon


Italian Police Arrest Homeless Man In Death Of 19-Year-Old U.S. Student

ROME (AP) — Italian police have detained a homeless man in the death of a 19-year-old American student whose body was found in the Tiber River in Rome two days after his credit card had been used in Milan. Read More → [Author: NICOLE WINFIELD]
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Italian Police Detain Homeless Man Over Killing Of American Student's Murder

A homeless Italian man was detain ed on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering 19-year-old American university student Beau Solomon, police said. Massimo Galioto, 40, was detain ed overnight and was being held for questioning later in the day by a judge on suspicion of aggravated homicide, a police spokes man said, declining to give further details. Solomon's body was found tangled in vegetation in the Tiber River on Monday, three days after he went missing. Solomon, from Wisconsin, h...
Tags: Milan, News, Italy, Wisconsin, Huffington Post, Jake, Trastevere, Tiber River, Solomon, Kevin Liffey, Philip Pullella