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...

Rome celebrates Carnevale

Rome celebrates traditional carnival season with parades and fireworks. The ninth edition of Carnevale Romano, Rome's traditional carnival season, includes parades, readings, live music and firewor...

Crackdown on gambling in Rome

Rome mayor “declares war” on gambling. Slot machines are to be prohibited in the centre of Rome according to new regulations proposed by the city's mayor Viriginia Raggi who has "declared war" on g...

Netflix begins filming Suburra in Rome

Suburra will be first Italian original series for Netflix. Netflix, the international provider of on-demand internet streaming films and television shows, has begun filming Suburra, its first Itali...

Return of Rome's Luneur fun park

Italy's oldest amusement park reopens after years of closure. The Luneur fun park in Rome's southern EUR suburb reopened on 27 October, in time for Halloween children's activities, after being clos...

Rome's Fiddler’s Elbow celebrates 40 years

Oldest Irish pub in Rome marks milestone with week-long party. The Fiddler's Elbow in Rome, Italy’s first Irish pub, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a week of live music events from 24-30 Octo...

Cinema2Day €2 tickets in Italian cinemas

Cinema2Day to launch in Italian cinemas on 14 September. Going to the cinema on every second Wednesday of the month will now only cost €2 thanks to a nationwide initiative announced by Italy's cult...

Oscar for Italy's Ennio Morricone

Italian composer wins first competitive Oscar. Italian composer Ennio Morricone won an Oscar for best original score for his soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's movie The Hateful Eight at the Academy...

Ennio Morricone to receive Golden Globe in Rome

Morricone earns Golden Globe for Tarantino soundtrack. Celebrated Italian composer Ennio Morricone is to receive a Golden Globe award in Rome on 30 January for his soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino'...

Elton John ignites Italy's surrogacy debate

Elton John special guest of Sanremo Music Festival in Italy. The confirmation of British pop star Elton John as a special guest of Italy's upcoming Sanremo Music Festival comes as the Italian par...

Appeal to save Rome's Alcazar Cinema

Alcazar Cinema set to close on 31 January. Italy's national cinema organisation has launched an appeal to save Rome's Alcazar Cinema from closure. Located in the Trastevere district, the Alcazar is...

Thanksgiving in Rome

Thanksgiving festivities in Rome on 26 November. Thanksgiving is not a holiday widely celebrated in Rome, but there are some places where you can enjoy traditional food and festivities on Thursday...

Top ten films shot in Rome

While some of the following ten movies may not be the best or most important filmed on the streets of Rome, they are among the best-known to an international audience, and all have Roman sites as thei...

Top 10 vinyl record shops in Rome

A guide to buying vinyl in Rome. 1. Blue Jazz As the name suggests, this tiny shop near St Peter's is dedicated to all kinds of jazz records, and the selection is top notch. Via delle Fornaci 59, te...

Halloween catches on in Rome

Halloween popular among young Italians. The ghoulish festival of Halloween, still a slightly foreign concept in Rome, is becoming increasingly popular with younger Italians. If you are looking f...

Netflix to arrive in Italy on 22 October

Netflix international streaming provider of television shows and films comes to Italy. Netflix, the international provider of on-demand internet streaming films and television shows, is set to arrive...

Lego Colosseum on Rome's Pincio

Children and adults to build a Colosseum mosaic at Pincio. Children of all ages in Rome can participate in building a giant Lego Colosseum during the weekend of 12-13 September, from 10.00-19.00....

Return of Rome's drive-in cinema

Europe's largest drive-in cinema reopens at Casal Palocco. The long-abandoned drive-in cinema at Casal Palocco, a southwest Rome suburb, is reopening thanks to the efforts of the committee behind t...

Sorrentino films new movie in Rome

Hollywood cast for The Young Pope. Oscar-winning film director Paolo Sorrentino begins filming his new movie The Young Pope in Rome on 3 August. There won't be any scenes filmed in the Vatican...

Vintage cars come to Rome

Annual Mille Miglia race includes 435 vintage cars A fleet of vintage cars arrives in Rome on the night of Friday 15 May, as part of the Mille Miglia race between the northern Italian city of Bresc...

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