Top 10 beaches near Rome

For all you beach-lovers here is a selection of resorts within easy reach of Rome. Each one, ordered from north to south, offers either stabilimenti (private beaches with entrance fees and changing fa...

Festa della Repubblica in Rome

Highlight of national celebrations is Frecce Tricolori aeronautical display in Rome. The 71st celebration of the Festa della Repubblica marking Italy’s national day takes place in Rome and across I...

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Rome

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall to meet Mattarella and Gentiloni. Britain’s Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will meet Italian president Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale...

Clocks spring forward on 26 March

More light in the evenings but darker in the mornings. Don’t forget to set your watches and clocks forward one hour at 02.00 Central European Time (CET) on Sunday 26 March. Central European Summ...

St Patrick's Day in Rome

Rome's Irish community marks St Patrick's Day with numerous social events. St Patrick’s Day in Rome begins officially on Friday 17 March at 10.00, with the annual Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig being c...

Women in Italy strike on 8 March

Festa delle Donne marked by women abstaining from work. Women across Italy are striking from work, as well as abstaining from university classes and household chores, on 8 March, International Wome...

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit Italy

Royal visit to include Romania, Italy, Vatican and Austria. Britain's Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Italy and the Holy See as part of a tour which will also include Romania...

International Women’s Day in Rome

Free entry to Italy's museums for women on 8 March. Women in Rome and throughout Italy will have free entry to state museums and cultural sites on 8 March, as part of a nationwide initiative by the...

St Valentine’s Day in Rome

Some suggestions for a romantic Valentine’s Day in Rome. Numerous Valentine's Day events are taking place in the capital whose MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo and Chiostro del Brama...

New American ambassador to Italy

Trump names Lewis Eisenberg to represent US in Italy. Lewis Eisenberg, a 75-year-old financier and veteran New Jersey Republican fundraiser, has been named to represent Washington in Italy and San...

Emergency helicopter crashes near L'Aquila

Six people aboard when helicopter crashed in poor weather conditions. An emergency services helicopter has crashed in the central Italian province of L'Aquila, with six people aboard, according to...

Six avalanche survivors found at Abruzzo hotel

Rescuers airlift survivors to hospital from avalanche-hit hotel. Six people – reportedly four adults and two children – have been found alive at the Abruzzo hotel which was hit by an avalanche on 1...

Christmas for kids in Rome

Activities and events for babies and children in Rome over the Christmas season. 100 PRESEPI 24 Nov-8 Jan The 41st edition of this annual international nativity crib exhibition at Sala del Brama...

Thanksgiving in Rome

Thanksgiving festivities in Rome on 24 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...

National Unity and Armed Forces Day in Rome

Italian president to attend military parade in Piazza Venezia. Italian president Sergio Mattarella will attend the annual ceremony at Rome’s Altare della Patria to mark national unity and armed for...

Clocks go back on 30 October

Daylight will begin one hour earlier. Clocks go back one hour at 03.00 on the night between Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, bringing an end to daylight saving time, or “summer” time. Morning...

Online survey for British expats in Italy

British embassy in Rome launches survey for British nationals living in Italy. The British Embassy in Rome has launched an online questionnaire with the aim of learning more about the experiences o...

American student found dead in Tiber

Murder investigation opens into death of American university student. A murder investigation is underway after the body of missing 19-year-old American student Beau Solomon was discovered in the ri...

Bud Spencer dies in Rome

Popular spaghetti western star dies in Rome aged 86. The burly Italian actor Bud Spencer, who starred in numerous spaghetti western films, died in Rome aged 86, on 27 June. Born Carlo Pedersoli...

Court upholds 16-year sentence for Costa Concordia captain

Schettino found guilty of multiple manslaughter. The appeal court in Florence has upheld a 16-year jail sentence for the former captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, who was found gui...

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