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Rendezvous with French Films

Tonight marks the start of Rendez-Vous, a new French film festival here in Rome.  The festivities kick off this evening at 9 with a screening of L’Auberge Espangole at San Luigi di Francia.  A personal favorite of yours truly, this charming film tells the story of a French student spending at year at the ERASMUS … Continue reading

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Turn the Beat Around…

Just six years after chants of “Santo Subito” rang throughout his funeral mass, Pope John Paul II is set for beatification this weekend – the first step toward sainthood. JPII’s beatification comes after the Vatican confirmed his first miracle last January – the medically inexplicable recovery of a French nun from Parkinson’s disease after praying … Continue reading

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My Pick of the Day on Rome’s Birthday

What was my favorite event of Rome’s day-long birthday party? At 6pm, in the Circus Maximus, the Roman historical acting group, Gruppo Storico Romano, re-enacted the Parilia, the ancient Roman agricultural festival that was celebrated every April 21st (Did ancient Romans have an April 21st? Yes, our current calendar originates from the calendar of Julius … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Rome!

Buon Compleanno Roma! Today is Rome’s official Birthday, with too many candles on its cake to count (over 2,000)! Best of all this means lots of free, fun events, including (more)FREE museums! We suggest the MACRO (Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art), and the Ara Pacis (first-century Emperor Augustus’s monumental Altar of Peace). But don’t forget Raphael’s Fornarina … Continue reading