This excerpt is from Mary Beard's book, "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome". The book was chosen as the World Economic Forum Book Club's monthly book for July.
Famous paintings by Italian Renaissance artists can tell us a lot about global trade and the spread of cultures around the world in the 16th century.
Around 1486, the Renaissance man began to work out an “ideal city” project, but it was so expensive, it was never built.
As European parliamentary elections loom, with pro-European and nationalist factions battling over the future of the bloc, these are the key issues to resolve.
Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus offer an insight into his religious beliefs, which are often shrouded in mystery.
Leonardo da Vinci chipped away at the walls between “us” and “them” by placing all life, human and animal, on a level field.
Amid a spate of measles outbreaks and anti-vax movements, Italy has made the bold decision to ban children under 6 from kindergarten, while the parents of older children will face fines, ...
Germany's Angela Merkel, Spain's Pedro Sánchez and Italy's Giuseppe Conte set out their vision for the future of Europe.
In a move to address the impact of mass tourism on its historic architecture and alleyways, Italy’s canal city is set to charge visitors an ‘admission fee’.
Intergenerational home-sharing in Italy’s most expensive city is creating a “virtuous circle” that brings companionship to pensioners and offers students a peaceful and affordable study e...
October's market performance, the worst since 2012, might be a harbinger of things to come. In other news, November will see the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the sale of a Hockn...
These forces are shaping the global economy into the future.
A football club's ability to make money is a lot harder than it seems.
Slow growth remains Italy's 'Achilles’ heel' say the authors.
As Italy’s new coalition government settles in, here’s a look at just a few of the challenges it faces on key economic issues.