Take Me Out to the Gioco…

It’s a fact that some of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball were of Italian origin: DiMaggio, Berra, Campanella, Rizzuto. But, Italian baseball? Who knew? Apparently, the hotbed of Italian baseball is in Nettuno, not very far…

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Seeing Rome – and Other Cities – for Free

Rome, overflowing with art and architecture on its streets and in its churches, is one city in Europe that you can see on the cheap. As Ian Fisher notes in today’s article, “In the Eternal City, Priceless Art for No…

Art Teacher in Your Pocket

Art history junkies take note: learning about Italian art is easy with Jane’s Smart Art Guides. Order a CD set – or, even better, download the MP3s to your iPod – and you can learn more about St. Peter’s Basilica,…

Holy Week Calendar

Palm Sunday¬†– April 1 – marks the beginning of Settimana Santa, or Holy Week, in Rome. Here’s a brief schedule for attending services over which Pope Benedict will preside. More info is available on the Vatican website. Sunday, April 1…