"Mini Pompeii" found during Rome Metro C works

Rare discovery of ancient wooden ceiling in Rome's S. Giovanni district. Rome archaeologists have announced the discovery of two ancient Roman rooms which feature a charred wooden ceiling and intac...

Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus to reopen in 2019

Telecoms company TIM donates €6 million for restoration project. Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus is set to reopen to the public in April 2019 following a €6 million restoration funded by Italian telec...

Liberation Day in Rome

Rome's Jewish community to boycott annual Liberation Day march. On 25 April Italy celebrates the 72nd Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist...

Rome celebrates 2,770th birthday on 21 April

Historical groups evoke ancient Roman tradtions with Natale di Roma. The capital celebrates its 2,770th birthday on Friday 21 April, with events lasting until Sunday 23 April. Known as Natale di Ro...

ANZAC Day marked in Rome

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. New Zealanders and Australians in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2017 with a memorial service on Tuesday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabagli...

Roman aqueduct found during Rome's Metro C works

Archaeologists announce "sensational discovery" on Rome's Coelian hill. The unearthing of a Roman aqueduct has been announced by Rome archaeologists who describe it as a "sensational discovery of e...

Denmark funds excavations at Caesar's Forum

Excavation of Forum of Julius Caesar will focus under Via dei Fori Imperiali. The Carlsberg Foundation of Denmark is donating €1.5 million to fund a major three-year archaeological excavation proje...

Rome remembers Fosse Ardeatine massacre

73rd anniversary of atrocity at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine. Italian president Sergio Mattarella will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum at 11.00 on Thursday 23 March, i...

Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne annual opening on 16 March

Renaissance palace open from 07.00-13.00 on 16 March. The interior of Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, a Renaissance palace fronting onto Rome's Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, opens to the public each ye...

Rome remembers the Holocaust

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 72 years after liberation of Auschwitz. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January is being marked in Rome with around 100 memorial events over a ten...

Remembrance Day in Rome

Service at Commonwealth cemetery in Rome on 11 November. The annual Commonwealth Remembrance Day service takes place on Friday 11 November at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery on Via...

Rome to reopen ancient Mamertine Prison

Prison at Roman Forum will reopen with new visitor facilities. The Mamertine prison at the Roman Forum will reopen to the public on 21 July, following a year-long closure to allow for archaeologica...

Liberation Day in Rome

Rome celebrates 71st anniversary of liberation on 25 April. On 25 April Italy celebrates the 71st Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rul...

ANZAC Day in Rome

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. Australians and New Zealanders in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2016 with a memorial service on Monday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabaglia...

Savoia bunker opens in Rome

Wartime bunker built for Italy's former royal family. A bunker designed for Italy's former royal family has opened to the public for the first time, after being abandoned by 70 years, at Rome's Vil...

Mediaeval church in Roman Forum reopens

Rome's “mediaeval Sistine Chapel” reopens after 36-year restoration. The sixth-century S. Maria Antiqua church in the Roman Forum, one of Rome’s earliest surviving Christian monuments, reopened to...

Rome remembers the Fosse Ardeatine

72nd anniversary of massacre at Rome's Fosse Ardeatine. Italian president Sergio Mattarella attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum on 23 March, in memory of the 335 p...

Rome's pilgrim routes

Much of the layout of Renaissance Rome was dictated by the needs of pilgrim routes to St Peter's from all parts of the city. Arianna Farina The layout of Rome in the early 15th century was still...

Rome remembers the Holocaust

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 71 years after liberation of Auschwitz. Numerous memorial events are being held in Rome to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday 27 January....

Remembrance Day in Rome

Service at Commonwealth cemetery in Rome. The annual Commonwealth Remembrance Day service takes place on Wednesday 11 November at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, Via Nicola Zabagli...

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