Why do we celebrate Women’s Day and Why should we celebrate it?

This internationally celebrated day has a very deep meaning and aims to spread the message that there can be no development without gender equality.
The keywords of the day are:

  • Female emancipation
  • Fight against violence
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion


Infact the UN officializated the International Women’s Day – but the day of the woman was born many years before with the workers demonstrating in New York in 1857, even if the origin dates back to 8 March 1909 in which works of works died in a fire in the textile textile ‘Cotton and Cotton’ where they worked in New York or according to other sources on March 8, 1917 when a St. Petersburg women showed up for the end of the First World War – March 8 is still a important, symbolic, significant date.

“Inclusion rider” Frances McDormand said this statement last night at 90th Oscar Accademy Night in which she urged all other female nominees to stand up and reminded had to tell and projects that needed financing. Quoting Stacy Smith during his speech at the TED TALK, who researches gender equality in film and television at the University of Southern California, has put it, it’s the idea that line “positions”, where women, people of color, and members of LGBT communities are traditionally underrepresented.

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New York City – United States

Are Looking for amazing places to travel alone in America? Explore the Big Apple’s outer boroughs and the streets of Manhattan with no arguments over which iconic landmark, cutting-edge galleries and world-famous museums to visit, as the MOMA. This city can be expensive, if you are not prepared to put your money as Carrie Bradshaw, in shopping and in expensive restaurants. You may also go rollerblading in Central Park, take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson, people watch in Times Square, or browse a Brooklyn flea market and eating around typical markets on international neighborhoods.


Reykjavik – Iceland

The Institute for Economics and Peace has been have ranked Reykjavik at first position of the Global Peace Index.
It is one of the safest places to travel alone in the world, for women’s day. That city is know for its safety, but not mistake not only for it.
Mystic, laid-back and downright beautiful, in Reykjavik is a great base for a day trips, it will be easy to move around and display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights.


Bali – Indonesia

If you should just a relax and take it easy you can wish for a trip in Indonesia relaxing beaches, temples as well as inexpensive accommodations and food are just some of the top reasons why Bali is often deemed one of the ultimate places to travel alone for females. You will be so busy unwinding and soaking up your karma with yoga lessons and also the wondrous Balinese culture that you’ll forget that you are traveling alone.


Rome – Italy

Shall you indulge all your five senses? Found Rome. As a female solo traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler. Shall you indulge all your five senses? Found Rome as your next choose for a female solo traveler in women’s day. When you are walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, or you will hope to meet from a romantic unknowed as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler.

Here, you can visualize the Roman Empire, in its full glory, by visiting the city’s awe-inspiring ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, Roman Forum and Coliseum. Likewise, you can see the pope’s home at The Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Then, you may put on a pair of comfortable shoes and explore the piazzas and cobble laneways, while drinking sterile water from the city’s eye-catching fountains.


Melburne – Australia

Melbourne can serve as a base for exploring awesome places to visit in Australia as well, such as Philip Island, The Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. For Women solo traveling can be the best places to praised for its live music, award-winning food and artistic culture. In fact Melbourne is a safest places to travel alone for women, also labeled as the cultural capital of Australia. As a matter of fact, you can even walk around there at night on your own. In addition, Australia is an English-speaking country, meaning it is easy for solo travelers to get around and navigate in Melbourne. If you ever need help, you may ask anyone walking by, and they will be happy to assist you.

The Chiostro del Bramante in Rome are cloisters from the early 16th century, now used for hosting art exhibitions, conferences and concerts. It is considered to be one of the high points of Renaissance architecture in Rome.

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Emulsione su legno, di Michael Lin – Photo Credit: Raffaella De Pietro

The building is part of the complex that also includes the adjacent Santa Maria della Pace church, home to the famous fresco Sibyls by Raphael, and was designed by the architect and painter Donato Bramante, one of the most prominent artists of the Renaissance.


GOOD TO KNOW Open also Mondays, Open until Late
TIPS From the café you can see the fresco Sibyls by Raphael inside the adjacent Santa Maria della Pace church

Practical Information 

ADDRESS Via Arco della Pace 5, Rome, Italy
PHONE +39 06 916508451
WEBSITE chiostrodelbramante.it

July 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman, director of such classics as The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries, the Bergman’s centenary is being marked with events, films and TV dramas.

To celebrate Bergman’s centenary,in Rome at Palazzo delle Esposizioni start a special care project to celebrate Bergman and his cinema during the one hundredth anniversary. This museum in the centre of Rome is a largest interdisciplinary exhibition venue, with more than 10,000 square meters of space on three floors, including an auditorium and a cinema. Bergman’s centenary celebrations in Rome starts on 18th January till 4th march was made with the Palaexpo Special Company, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Cineteca Nazionale, La Farfalla sul Mirino, and the Swedish Embassy in Italy, Svenska Filminstitutet, Ingmar Bergman Foundation also joined the project.


The real force of Bergman’s cinema, often underestimated, is that of his approach to emotional, vital and empathic cinema, far from the cliché of an intellectual and obscure art and open to games, irony, experimentation and sensuality. To provide his artistic universe, the retrospective also includes a handful of movies by directors to whom loved, including several films whom has repeatedly referred to as his favorites over the course of his career, like Chaplin, Fellini, from Tarkovskij to Murnau, from Sjöström to Dreyer and Antonioni.



They will be the special guests of this extraordinary retrospective for Bergman’s anniversary. So the cinema hall of Palace of Exhibitions will transmit other masterpieces of neo-classical world cinema, almost every day in these two months a free projection is available, while places last from 9.00 pm. At this magnificent birthday party that no true cinephile can afford to miss. Rediscover the visionary director that has left a big mark in Italy with his movies.


On July 2014, the Italian Minister of Culture announced a range of new ideas to encourage people to take more of an interest in the arts. The government initiative called: “Domenica al museo” which states that every first Sunday of the month. You will not pay the ticket to visit monuments, museums, galleries, archaeological excavations, parks and monumental gardens of the state.

The list of participating museums etc can be found on the Italian Ministry of Culture. trust us, there are some gems on the list are included the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Coliseum in Rome and the Academia Gallery in Venice.

Ok now that you know that on January 7th 2018 the museums of Rome are free, let’s see how to do and which museums will be open. In the section below, you can get Lazio’s temples, museums, old town, historical monuments, theaters, palaces and many more.

Since the initiative of a Sunday at the Museum has been a great success, it will be very probable that on January 7th 2018 you will have to queue up before entering the visit.

So we suggest you choose a maximum of 2-3 museums and plan your itinerary first. Below I have classified the various museums in importance: I suggest you to choose between one important and 1-2 minors.

Scroll through the list and plan your itinerary.

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Museo nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 50 – Roma   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-18.30pm; Reservation: None

Museo nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 – Roma   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.00pm; Reservation: Optional (Email: [email protected])

Museo nazionale romano – Crypta Balbi
Via Botteghe Oscure, 31   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.45pm Reservation: Optional (Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website: http://www.coopculture.it)

Museo nazionale romano – Palazzo Altemps
Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.45pm Reservation: Optional(Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website: http://www.coopculture.it))

Museo nazionale romano – Palazzo Massimo
Piazza dei Cinquecento, 67 How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.45pm Reservation: Optional(Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website: http://www.coopculture.it)

Museo nazionale romano – Terme di Diocleziano
Via Enrico de Nicola, 79   How to reach
me: 9.00am-7.30pm Reservation: Optional(Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website: http://www.coopculture.it)

Colosseo – Anfiteatro Flavio
Piazza del Colosseo, 1 How to reach
Reservation: Optional (Telephone: individual: +39 06 399 67 700 groups: +39 06 399 67 450 schools: +39 06 399 67 200; Email: [email protected]; Website: http: //www.coopculture. en / coliseum-and-shop.cfm)

Foro Romano
Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6  How to reach

Terme di Caracalla 
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52   How to reach

Galleria Borghese
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5 How to reach
Booking is mandatory and costs € 2.00 Website www.lagallerianazionale.com   Telephone:06 322981

GNAM Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 How to reach

Musei Capitolini
Piazza del Campidoglio, 1   How to reach

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica del Palazzo Barberini
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13  How to reach

On January 6th in Italy, we have a traditional, our Christmas holidays is closed with the Epiphany.
the Italian children sings an old adage this nursery rhyme: “la Befana vien di notte con le scarpe tutte rotte”(“The Befana comes by night with her broken shoes”). Befana is a simbol for Epiphany she is loved as much as Father Christmas (Santa Claus), but unlike the elderly bearded gentleman, she is much less famous, particularly outside Italy. The befana looks like a witch but is good, she travels on a broom and, in the night between 5th and 6th January, she is on the go to bring gifts, sweets in particular, to good children. For those less good, however, she only brings coal. If you spend this week in Rome you will take a part to many events of 6 January. “Events scheduled to spend the Epiphany in Rome with a rich schedule dedicated especially to children. But on 6 January in Rome it will really be for everyone: families, adults and children. “


After five years come back at Piazza Navona the Christmas Markets for Epiphany. The Befan and stands waiting for your at historical location between squareì’s fountains. The Befane in the flesh and stands  with candies and sweets are waiting for you, at historical location between fountains of square also with the romantic atmosphere offered by carousel horses.


At Via Giolitti near the Roma Termini and very close to metro station there is Mercato Centrale, a food markets in Rome where during this period Epiphany was opening a temporary store in which to find loose socks, packaged and ready with lots of sweets including pralines, chocolate bars, nougats and much more. For the little ones, the Market will offer mountains of sweets.


Over 30 farms celebrate Epiphany in the roman castles area await many fans of good food. On this sunday, January 7th, 2018 at the Farmers Market in Ariccia – by to the farm Umberto Di Pietro di Capena – The Polenta Tour continues to great demand, after the great success of last December 8 in Rome Capannelle. You will taste a homemade” polenta “in the true sense of the word, it will be made to the market with all the ingredients frome producers at the Farmer’s Market.


Among the events you not to be missed the Epiphany at the Castle of Santa Severa. Guided tour for children and   parents with a wizard who will involve them in experiments and medieval magic to create magical potions, “fireworks“, dragons, towers and fantastic clay characters for children. Once upon a time a ludic-educational workshop for children aged 6 to 10 years. After the presentation of the Castle with the reading of rhyming rhymes, the little ones will meet a mysterious Wizard who will involve them in experiments and spells “.


For art lovers, on January 6th, all the main exhibitions in progress will be open in Rome. From the Monet’s exibitions, father of Impressionism, to the one that celebrates the works of Picasso, passing through the” bizarre “of Arcimboldo and the master Hokusai”. For the younger ones at Guido Reni District space to the plastinated bodies of Real Bodies, to the spacecraft of Cosmos Discovery and to Dinosaur Invasion dinosaurs with the children called to engage in geological eras and the laboratories of Scientopolis.



The long weekend on 8th december is a good chance to spent your time looking  for art, culture and Christmas markets. So many  european cities is turning  the streets light with Christmas colors.
But even those who decided to spend these three december days in Rome – and those who live in the capital of Italy and chose not to leave for this long weekend – will have the opportunity to spend pleasant days, including art, culture and shopping in the eternal city.


The Historians reported some academics mysterious thesis about Halloween origins commonly associated to Pagan, Celtics and Christian.

In Celtic farming culture, however, elements of the harvest festival, suppressed by pagan roots, as the link to the fruitful godness Pomona have survived, even among Christians. Just as the Christmas tree owes it is origins to pre-Christian German traditions without being a pagan ritual.  Although there is no evidence the Popes Gregory III or Gregory IV was even aware of Samhain.

The pagan feast ended when the Celtic people had converted to Christianity hundreds of years before the feast of all saints. Rome is the oldest city in the world and inside her story there are some of mysterious of ghosts and spookeless places. That’s a reasons why to visit the ancient city and make for a fun and exciting time, especially around Halloween.

Hereafter, some of the most spookness and mysterious attractions in Rome and surroundings.


1) Crypt of the Capuchin Monks

In Rome there is a museums where is celebrated mysterious and halloween spirt by Conception of the Capuchins. They have had decorated with the bones of more than 4000 friars recovered between 1528 and 1870 from the Cappuccini Order Cemetery. In the 5 chapels inside the crypt are also several different skeletons. Located right off the haughty Via Veneto, at the beginning of the tour visitors will be received from the skeleton of a friar with as much saio on it.


2) The Catacombs on the Via Appia Antica 

Outside of Rome on the Via Appia Antica there are thousands mysterious of Romans, including saints and popes, were buried in the vast network of catacombs. The largest and one of the oldest catacombs to visit is St. Domitilla. You can also visit San Callisto, which contains 14 papal crypts, and San Sebastiano, where Saint Sebastian was buried (the church of Saint Sebastian rises above the catacomb).

3) The Vatican Necropolis

Very similar to the catacombs on the Appian Way but located below Vatican City there are the Vatican Necropolis. These scavi are a spookness look at the tombs of dozens of popes, including St. Peter. Given it is famous residents,  the scavi is one of the holiest sites in Rome. But it certainly becomes spooky when one pauses to think that they are walking amongst the remains of the church’s most storied figures.

The Epiphany feast in Italy and its celebrations on January 6th in many regions that is spread to the rest of the peninsula. Epiphany is linked, in fact, to the adoration of the Magi who came to Bethlehem 12 days after Christ’s birth. The Latin and Greek churches have always celebrated it on January 6. The Greeks call it Theophania, the Feast of all feasts. For the French it is La Fête des Rois. But also its was pre-Christian and pagan rituals feast. For this reason it is a complex holiday that blends with the character of the places in which it is celebrated. This religious feast brings a perfect fulfillment of all the purposes of Advent. Epiphany, therefore, marks the liturgical zenith of the Advent-Christmas season. Three mysteries are encompassed in this solemnity: the adoration of the Christ Child by the Magi, the Baptism of Christ and the wedding feast at Cana from the Gospel.

The various celebrations in Italy: some traditions, the Befana is the female allegory of the old year ready to sacrifice itself. In some regions, a rag doll is burned in the square after a tour of the city streets on a wagon. In other cases, the puppet is shown at a window, as happens in Florence or Rome.

In the north this is very much alive. The symbolic bonfire is called “panevin“: this is a bonfire that tends to erase the negative aspects of the year which has just ended and seeks the auspices for the one that has just started The same happens in Friuli Venezia Giulia, accompanied by a glass of mulled wine.

In Florence the Epiphany celebrations every year it’s connected from the tradition of the Magi, the re-enactment of the Magi at the Holy Family. The flag wavers’ exhibition in Piazza della Signoria should not be missed.

In Faenza, in the province of Ravenna, this celebrations is called the Nott de Bisò on January 5th with the “Niballo“, a huge puppet which symbolizes all the misfortunes of the past year which is then burned. The bisò is mulled wine made from Sangiovese and spices.

In Montescaglioso, in the area of ​​Matera, January 5th is the time of celebrations the “Notte dei Cucibocca”: figures dressed in black, with a big hat and a bushy white beards their foot and knocking on doors to ask for food offerings.
This tradition is linked to the Epiphany.

In Sicily, in Gratteri, in the province of Palermo “A Old” (“Il vecchio“) emerges from the Cave of Grattara, wrapped in a white sheet and on the back of a city where she distributes gifts to children.

It is thus a magical feast, full of deep symbolic values ​​during which, in some locations its celebrations it is believed that even animals can talk and finally say what they think to humans. Epiphany therefore closes the Christmas holiday season (“L’ Epifania tutte le feste portavia“) and marks the beginning of Carnival celebrations.