Tag: rome history

Ancient pharmacy Santa Maria della Scala, a hidden gem in Rome

A gem, maybe not so hidden, but truly a gem. The ancient pharmacy Santa Maria della Scala in Rome's Trastevere neighborhood has been serving customers and healing patients from the 16th century up to 1954, when the friars who were managing it ...

Rome before the Romans, discovering Etruscan Cerveteri

The countryside near Cerveteri as seen from Borgo di Ceri For as famous, powerful, organized and resourceful as they were, life and splendor in Italy didn't start with the Romans. Last week I was invited by cultural association CoopCulture ...

New diggings in Ostia Antica show the city was bigger than Pompeii

Very likely where wheat was ground and kept until being shipped to Rome It's been recent news that new archaeological diggings have found evidence that the ancient city of Ostia Antica was bigger than previously thought, almost double the size ...

Ostiense old Gasometer, a relic of Rome’s industrial archaeology

Managed by Eni, the Italian gas and oil company, probably the only Italian body, someone would argue (and I would agree), that actually has an independent foreign policy in the interest of the country, Ostiense old gasometer is obviously not in use ...