Multi-religious marathon for peace in Rome

City and Vatican co-organise Rome Half Marathon Via Pacis. The Rome Half Marathon Via Pacis, schedued for 17 September, is described as the first multi-religious half marathon for peace. The event...

Golden Gala in Rome

Top international athletes come to Rome. The 37th edition of the Golden Gala, Italy’s annual track and field event, takes place at Rome’s Olympic Stadium on 8 June. As usual the sporting event i...

New Rome Half Marathon on 17 June

Night-time half marathon is new entry on the capital's running circuit. The inaugural Rome Half Marathon is scheduled to take place in the capital at 21.00 on Saturday 17 June. The 21-km race is...

Totti hangs up his boots

AS Roma captain Francesco Totti plays final match in Rome on 28 May. Rome football legend Francesco Totti plays for the last time with AS Roma in a match against Genoa on 28 May in the capital's St...

Rome’s Piazza di Siena horse show

Rome horse show combines equestrian events with high society glamour. The 85th edition of the annual Piazza di Siena horse show-jumping competition takes place in the heart of Rome’s Villa Borghese...

Rome race for cancer awareness

Rome’s annual Komen Race for the Cure begins and ends at Circus Maximus. Registration is now open for the 18th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure which takes place on the streets of cent...

Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome

World’s top tennis players come to Rome. The 74th edition of the Italian Open tennis tournament, known officially as the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, takes place at Rome's Foro Italico from 10-21 M...

Ethiopians dominate Rome marathon

Over 13,000 runners cross finish line despite heavy rain. The winner of the 2017 Rome marathon on 2 April was Ethiopian athlete Tola Shura Kitata, whose time of 2:07:27 was the second-fastest recor...

Rome honours Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester City boss celebrated in Rome city hall. Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri was honoured at Rome city hall on 30 March for his role in leading the British football club to a...

Rome Marathon

Registration open for annual Rome marathon. The 23rd edition of the 42-km Maratona di Roma, which begins and ends at the Colosseum, takes place at 08.40 on Sunday 2 April. The 2016 winners of th...

Italy faces France in Six Nations rugby

Six Nations ticket holders get free admission to 15 Rome museums. Italy faces France in the Six Nations rugby tournament at Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday 11 March. The match comes one week...

Rome mayor backs AS Roma stadium

Controversy over revised stadium deal between city and AS Roma football club. A plan to build a 52,000-seater stadium for Italian Serie A football team AS Roma has been given the green light follow...

Rome museums free for Six Nations ticket holders

Italy's rugby federation partners with culture ministry for Rome museum initiative. There will be free admission for two people to ten Rome museums for holders of tickets for the Six Nations rugby...

Six Nations rugby in Rome

Rome hosts three Six Nations matches. The 18th edition of the annual Six Nations rugby union championship – which is contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – kicks off o...

Rome seeks funding to restore Flaminio Stadium

Capital requests funds from Getty Foundation to revamp sports facility. The Rome city administration has applied to the Getty Foundation for funds to restore the capital's Flaminio Stadium which ha...

Rome to restore Palazzetto dello Sport

Capital approves maintenance works for Nervi sports arena. Rome has approved a programme of maintenance works at the Palazzetto dello Sport indoor arena in the city’s Flaminio district. The rede...

All Blacks come to Rome

Italy take on All Blacks in Rome rugby match. The All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team, will play a test match against Italy in Rome's Olympic Stadium at 15.00 on 12 November. It will b...

Italy suspends Rome's 2024 Olympic bid

Italy's Olympic Committee withdraws bid after veto from Rome mayor. The Italian national Olympic committee (CONI) has officially withdrawn its bid to host the 2024 Olympics in Rome after the city c...

Soccer legends unite for Pope Francis charity match

Maradona and Totti to play in pope's benefit match in Rome. Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Francesco Totti are among the soccer legends who have accepted Pope Francis' invitation to play in a benef...

Zero Hunger Run in Rome

Fundraiser in Rome to mark World Food Day. Registrations are open for the Zero Hunger Run 10-km and five-km fundraiser event in Rome on Sunday 16 October, to mark World Food Day and to inform publi...

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