After a 72-foot tall Christmas tree was put up in Rome’s Piazza Venezia, it was clear that something was up with the tree. It’s a skeletal choice, with it’s needles falling off, and the Italians could not stop making fun of it.
For several years now, Rome has boasted its very own version of the off-brand Cookie Monsters and desnudas clogging Times Square: sketchy dudes dressed as Roman soldiers, looking to make a buck posing with tourists for photos and decried as an annoyance and even a downright menace. They were briefly banned but now…
It’s Fendi’s 90th year in existence, and so creative director Karl Lagerfeld pulled out all the stops, staging an haute fourrure show in Rome that was not just AT the legendary Trevi Fountain, but atop it, models floating ethereally above on a clear platform built in the pool.
A pair of divers off the coast of Israel have discovered the amazing lost cargo of a sunken Roman ship from circa the fourth century A.D., just lying on the Mediterranean floor. When was the last time you stumbled upon something better than a quarter?
While New York deals with a tide of very menacing topless ladies posing for photos in Times Square, Rome is handling its own, much funnier panhandling issue. The area around the Colosseum is reportedly clogged with aggressive dudes dressed like Roman centurions, hustling tourists for tips, yelling at them, and…
Archeologists say they’ve found an early Roman tavern in what is now France. One of the big clues: All the abandoned drinking bowls and animal bones lying around. What a dump!
Forget all those Roman epics with sprawling casts of white actors speaking in (real or fake) British accents. New findings suggest that London circa 50 A.D. was pretty diverse.
Welcome to Wisdom of the Masses, wherein we tap the global intelligence of our readers on matters you won’t necessarily find covered in Lonely Planet or Tripadvisor.
Arizona: You are still alive and happy. We’re dancing to A Tribe Called Quest in your living room. It’s 2001. We’re seniors in college. You are my best friend. I’m too young and naïve to imagine either of us will ever be gone.
Here's an important travel tip for anyone considering a trip to a nation with giant stone landmarks lying around: Don't scrawl your goddamn initials on the side of any UNESCO World Heritage sites such as, for instance, the Roman Colosseum. Refrain from graffiti entirely, if you can help it!
Pope Francis just turned 78. In celebration, a bunch of followers sang happy birthday in several languages and also danced the tango en masse. Just a chill birthday for the chill pope.
"I love you Jackson from the deepest, purest part off my heart. You have to do this sweetheart, it's who we are. ... I'm ready." Those are the last words Gemma Teller Morrow says to her son Jax on Sons of Anarchy just before he fatally shots her in a rose garden behind her childhood home. Leaving blood on the petals,…
Archeologists in the U.K. have found a fabulous trove of nearly 2000-year-old Roman jewelry while digging under a department store in Colchester. Because that's just the kind of shit they've got lying around over there.
Ever wonder despairingly to yourself: Why oh why isn't there a theme park (complete with roller coasters) based on Ben Hur, Cleopatra, Gangs of New York, The Good the Bad and the Ugly AND the works of Frederico Fellini? Well, great news: Italy has finally ridden to your rescue!
Oh, Game of Thrones. Could it be we've gone a few weeks without a rape? Or should I say, rapes.
Ancient Roman frescoes featuring nude ancient people doing the sex to each other (as well as gods and animals) have been updated for modern sensibilities at a new art exhibit in Italy. How have they been updated, you ask? With naked modern people, of course!
A rainbow shines over a street after a rainshower in downtown Rome, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Temperatures are expected to be dropping in the next days in Italy, after autumn started with an unusual warm and sunny weather. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The short answer to this very erudite scientific query is that statue fucking (a type of paraphilia called “agalmatophilia,” and yes, this article is actually a surprise homework assignment on Greek prefixes) never really vanished from humankind’s long litany of sexual dalliances — people have just gotten better at…
ROME, ITALY - DECEMBER 18: Libor Kozak of SS Lazio reacts during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on December 18, 2011 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)