Rome mayor calls for special laws on sexual violence

Lazio governor requests schools to raise awareness of violence against women.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has called on the Italian government to introduce new laws to crack down on sexual violence, foll...

German woman raped in central Rome park

Victim found tied up naked in Villa Borghese.A police investigation is underway after a 57-year-old German woman was raped in Rome's central Villa Borghese park in the early hours of 18 September.The...

New city bus serving Rome's Ciampino airport

Rome city bus now connects Ciampino to Metro B line. Rome's public transport company ATAC has introduced a new city bus line connecting the capital's Ciampino airport with the Metro B station at Laur...

Rome upgrades tourist info point at Fiumicino airport

City relaunches tourist office at Rome's main airport.Rome's tourist information point in Terminal 3 has been reopened with more space and additional staff following refurbishment works.The office, wh...

Rome disinfects against chikungunya virus

Blood donations suspended as Rome battles mosquitoes.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered a complete suspension of blood donations in Rome's ASL 2 section, a public health area containing around two...

Multi-religious marathon for peace in Rome

City and Vatican co-organise Rome Half Marathon Via Pacis. The Rome Half Marathon Via Pacis, schedued for 17 September, is described as the first multi-religious half marathon for peace. The event...

Guinness World Record for St George's School Rome

59 different nationalities share continental breakfast. St George's British International School in Rome has been awarded the Guinness World Record for 'Most Nationalities Sharing a Continental Break...

Finnish woman raped in central Rome

Mayor says Rome does not accept any kind of violence. A 23-year-old man from Bangladesh has been arrested for the alleged rape, assault and robbery of a 20-year-old Finnish woman near Rome's central...

Harmonia Sacra

By Peter Leech.A British choir revives the forgotten glories of Rome's 18th-century music with two ground-breaking concerts this month.Harmonia Sacra was formed in Bristol in 2009 by the choir's condu...

Floods cause havoc in Rome

Weather alert remains in place as parts of capital still under water. Several underpasses and low-lying areas of Rome remain flooded following violent rain storms which swept across Italy on Sunday 1...

Rome public transport strike on 12 September

ATAC and Roma TPL to hold four-hour strike. A four-hour strike by Rome's public transport company ATAC is programmed from 08.30 to 12.30 on Tuesday 12 September. The action will affect Rome’s buses,...

Rome seeks suspension of hunting season

Capital requests temporary hunting ban after heatwave and fires. Rome has asked the Lazio Region to suspend the upcoming hunting season in the province of Rome due to the environmental damage caused...

Tourist arrested for breaking into Colosseum

Polish tourist scaled Colosseum security gates after closing time. A 23-year-old Polish tourist was arrested after Rome's urban police officers witnessed him breaking into the Colosseum at 18.30 on 7...

Rome mayor pledges to save city transport company

Raggi says privatisation of ATAC is not an option.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has pledged to save the capital's public transport company ATAC while acknowledging that the debt-laden firm had "risked ban...

Celebrity Fight Night comes to Rome

Andrea Bocelli invites stars to Rome for week of charity fund-raising events.Sir Elton John will be among the guest performers at a private charity fund-raising concert inside Rome's Colosseum on the...

Controversy over planned far-right march in Rome

Raggi opposes Forza Nuova plan to commemorate Mussolini march.A planned demonstration in central Rome by far-right political party Forza Nuova (FN) faces opposition from the city's mayor Virginia Ragg...

Rome top Italian travel destination for Europeans

80 per cent of Italians holidayed in Italy this summer.Rome was the most popular travel destination for European holidaymakers during the summer of 2017, according to online data collected by travel w...

Bar Perù changes hands

Rumours suggest Bar Perù has been bought by Chinese investors.Bar Perù, Wanted in Rome's local bar, remains closed since it shut for summer holidays in late July, six weeks ago now.Rumours suggest tha...

Rome water pressure reduction plan put on standby

ACEA to assess water situation in Rome day by day.The plan to reduce Rome's water pressure at night, which had been expected to take effect from 4 September, is now on hold, according to Italian news...

Rome's Metro C to close 9-10 September

Weekend closure to allow for testing on Rome's third metro line.The entire Metro C line will be closed for testing during the weekend of 9-10 September. The closure will also facilitate works on the l...

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