Rome's rose garden opens in October

Municipal rose garden open from 1-15 October. This year Rome's rose garden is open to the public from 1-15 October, each day from 08.30-18.00. The Roseto Comunale is home to 1,000 different varietie...

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...

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's top ten Irish pubs

Abbey Theatre Located a short walk from Piazza Navona in Rome's historic centre, the Abbey Theatre offers a wide selection of drinks as well as Irish, Italian and international bar food throughout...

Alcohol ban in Rome

Drinking ban covers every district of Rome except Ottavia where mayor lives.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has introduced an order banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places at night in a...

Rome's top 10 outdoor pools

Come mid-summer in Rome, most of us are in need of the cool of an outdoor pools to relax by. But Rome isn’t awash with them and most are part of privately-owned swimming and sports clubs or upmarket...

Rome patron saints’ day on 29 June

Rome celebrates its Sts Peter and Paul with public holiday and fireworks at Piazza del Popolo. Rome celebrates its patron saints, Peter and Paul, with a public holiday in the capital on Thursday 29...

Rome mayor rates herself 7.5 for first year

Raggi says she is “slowly changing the whole system” in Rome. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has awarded herself "7.5 out of 10" after reporters asked her how she would evaluate her first year in office...

€240 fines for eating at Rome fountains

Rome mayor bans eating and drinking at city's historic fountains. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has signed a new order banning eating and drinking at the city's historic fountains as part of a move t...

Rome security plan for Trump

Major traffic problems expected in Rome on 24 May. Rome security chiefs have four route options available for each journey being taken in the city by the US president Donald Trump who lands in Fium...

Rome honours fencing medalist Bebe Vio

Rome mayor awards Vio for campaign against cyberbullying. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi presented Paralympic fencing gold medallist Bebe Vio with an award on 17 May in recognition of her role in a camp...

Bomb blast at Rome post office

Circo Massimo area on alert. An explosion occurred outside the post office on Rome's Via Marmorata, where the Aventino and Testaccio districts meet, just before 10.00 on 12 May. No injuries hav...

Labour Day in Rome

Free Primo Maggio concert in Rome on Monday 1 May. On 1 May every year Italy dedicates a public holiday to its workers in celebration of the Festa dei Lavoratori. The holiday is marked in Rome w...

Locals say Trastevere too noisy at night

Trastevere residents complain of excessive noise. Residents of Rome's Trastevere district have filed a complaint with the capital's prosecutor over the excessive noise levels in their neighbourhood...

Rome's old street lights for sale in flea market

Controversy over Rome’s LED street lights rumbles on. Street lights removed recently from Rome's streets to make way for LED lighting can be bought for €70 each at the capital's Porta Portese flea...

Tourists fined for cooling feet in Rome fountains

€450 fines for tourists caught in Rome fountains over Easter weekend. Two Californian tourists, a male and female in their early 20s, were fined €450 each after climbing into Rome's Trevi Fountain...

Rome’s Spanish Steps in full bloom

Azaleas return to Spanish Steps for first time since 2015. The Spanish Steps, which link Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità de’ Monti, are currently in full bloom with dozens of azalea pla...

Rome increases security for Easter

Bomb squads on duty as Rome prepares for Via Crucis at Colosseum. The Colosseum will close to visitors at 13.00 on 14 April for security reasons ahead of the traditional Good Friday Via Crucis cere...

Naked man jumps into Trevi Fountain

Italian detained by police following daylight incident in Rome fountain. A naked man paraded through the waters of Rome's Trevi Fountain during the afternoon on 12 April before being detained by po...

Vandalism at Pantheon in Rome

Two candelabra vandalised at Pantheon on 26 March. Two 18th-century wooden candelabra in Rome's Pantheon were badly damaged after being thrown to the ground in an apparently motiveless attack on 26...

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