Rome Art Week returns

Artists and galleries can register until 15 September for Rome Art Week. Registration is open until 15 September for the second edition of Rome Art Week (RAW), the contemporary art festival of free...

Rome's rock opera is a flop

Divo Nerone actors and dancers claim they have been left unpaid.The Divo Nerone rock opera faces fresh controversy after being temporarily shut down by the city in late June over a lack of license and...

Rome museums free on 2 July

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. State-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica al Muse...

Preview of Rome Film Fest

Cinema festival guests include David Lynch, Ian McKellen and Vanessa Redgrave. Organisers of the Rome Film Fest have announced the "first sneak previews" of the 12th edition of the festival, schedu...

Rome remembers Lucio Dalla

Rome mayor and singer Antonello Venditi unveil plaque in Trastereve. A plaque dedicated to the late Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla was unveiled in the city's Trastevere district on 27 June b...

Lazio court halts Colosseum national park

Rome mayor welcomes ruling against plan by Italian culture minister. Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini is to appeal after the Lazio regional administrative tribunal (TAR) ruled against hi...

Archaeology at Rome's Fiumicino airport

Fiumicino displays ancient statues until December. Ancient statues of Apollo, Aphrodite and the river god Tiber have gone on display in the international departures area of Rome's Fiumicino airport...

Trastevere's cinema festival returns against the odds

Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema returns with original language films. The popular open-air Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema returns to Piazza S. Cosimato this summer, despite reported oppo...

Lazio court rejects appointments of five museum directors

Administrative court rules procedures irregular. Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini has been left "speechless" after the Lazio regional administrative tribunal (TAR) has ruled that the app...

Fendi gifts Penone sculpture to Rome

Public artwork by Giuseppe Penone installed outside Fendi store. Fashion house Fendi has unveiled a permanent artwork by leading Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone outside its flagship store in Largo...

Controversy over rock musical in Roman Forum

Culture minister defends giant stage on Rome's Palatine hill. A rock opera due to be performed on a giant stage in the Roman Forum this summer has provoked an outcry from archaeologists who are con...

Museum Night in Rome on 20 May

Rome's museums and academies open late on Saturday night. Notte dei Musei returns on Saturday 20 May, involving the opening of state, municipal and private-run museums, galleries, monuments and arc...

Friendly monsters: The murals of Gio Pistone

Roman artist Gio Pistone is known for her eye-catching murals which are characterised by strong colour, rich imagination and geometric patterns. Wanted in Rome put a series of questions to Pistone...

Rome's MAXXI triples its permanent collection

President Mattarella visits revamped MAXXI in Rome. Italian president Sergio Mattarella visited Rome’s MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo on the evening of 5 May for the launch of The...

Open House Roma

Open House Roma grants access to dozens of normally inaccessible buildings. Many of Rome’s museums, libraries, galleries and contemporary buildings to which there is normally limited public access...

Tourist caught vandalising Colosseum

Ecuadorian tourist carves names into Rome monument. A 55-year-old Ecuadorian tourist was caught carving the names of his wife and daughter into one of the columns of Rome's Colosseum on 10 April....

Rome revamps metro with art

Art Stop Monti launches at Rome's Metro Cavour. Rome is to decorate its metro stations with contemporary art works following the launch of a design competition open to artists under the age of 30....

Kentridge mural vandalised in Rome

Triumph turns to Lament for Tiber mural. Internationally-acclaimed artist William Kentridge has appealed to Rome authorities to remove the graffiti that defaces his grand-scale Triumphs and Laments...

Glimpse inside Rome’s secret sites with FAI

Noted Italian buildings open for Giornate FAI di Primavera on 25 and 26 March. Around 1,00 libraries, palaces, archaeological sites and religious buildings across Italy are open to the public free...

Return of Rome's Ospitale S. Francesca Romana

Restored 14th-century Roman complex offers culture and accommodation. The Ospitale S. Francesca Romana, a 14th-century lodging house designed originally as a refuge for the sick, elderly and poor,...

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