British embassy book of condolence for Manchester

Book of condolence open at British embassy in Rome until midday on 24 May. The British embassy in Rome has opened a book of condolence for the victims of the Manchester terror attack that killed...

Italy sends condolences to Manchester

Italy's prime minister sends message of condolence after Manchester terror attack. Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has sent condolences to Manchester following the terror attack that killed...

Rome raises security following Berlin attack

Italian Fabrizia Di Lorenzo confirmed dead in Berlin terror attack. Rome security chiefs have increased the capital's security arrangements following the terror attack in Berlin in which at least 1...

Italian senate honours victims of Dhaka attack

Rome autopsy reveals victims died "slow and painful death". Italy's foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni has told the senate in Rome that Italy "will not forget" the nine Italians killed during a 12-ho...

Italy mourns victims of Bangladesh terror attack

Rome commemorates nine Italians killed in Dhaka attack. Italy is mourning the nine Italians who were among 20 civilians killed during a 12-hour siege at a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital Dhak...

Rome increases security over Easter

Rome monuments illuminated in Belgian flag colours after Brussels attacks. Rome is increasing its security measures once again, in particular over the upcoming Easter weekend, in the wake of the Br...

High security alert at Rome airports

All Rome flights to Brussels cancelled after Belgium terror attacks. Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are in a state of heightened alert following the terror attacks in Brussels on the mornin...

Evacuation plan for St Peter's Square

Anti-terrorism measures ahead of Vatican's Easter ceremonies. Italian and Vatican security officials have outlined plans for the rapid evacuation of St Peter's Square in the event of a terrorist at...

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya

Release of Italian hostages follows deaths of two co-workers. Two Italian construction workers who were kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) in Libya last July were reportedly freed on 4 March, followi...

Anti-ISIS meeting in Rome

23 countries discuss strategies to combat ISIS. Rome is hosting a key international meeting designed to build on recent military gains against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria. C...

Living with the Holy Jubilee

The opening of the Holy Jubilee of Mercy went off smoothly but Rome remains on high terrorist alert. Laura Clarke When the sun went down on the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy on 8 December or...

Rome's illegal B&Bs possible terrorist threat

Appeal to help Rome combat terrorist threat. Rome's commissioner Franco Gabrielli has urged Rome residents to report illegal Bed and Breakfasts in the capital as part of increased security measures...

Rome's security plan for Holy Jubilee

Rome's public transport and tourist sites to get extra security. Rome will have more than 2,000 extra police officers on duty from 23 November, 15 days before the Vatican's Holy Jubilee of Mercy be...

FBI warns Italy of terrorist threat

ISIS issues latest threat against Vatican. US intelligence services have warned Italy that St Peter's Basilica in Rome, as well as Milan's Duomo and La Scala opera house, have been identified as "p...

Extra security for Rome

More armed troops on Rome streets during Holy Jubilee Year. An extra 700 soldiers will be on duty around Rome from 17 November and the use of remote-controlled drone aircraft banned over the capi...

Rome on alert after ISIS threat

Extra security in Rome in wake of Libya crisis There is an increased security presence outside Rome's American embassy on Via Veneto and the Libyan embassy on Via Nomentana, as a special security t...

Italy steps up security

Border police ask for more resources at Fiumicino Border police at Rome's principal international airport Leonardo Da Vinci complain of inadequate resources at one of Italy's most security-sensiti...

Two Italian hostages return to Rome

Safe return of Italian women kidnapped in Syria Two Italian aid workers kidnapped in northern Syria and held hostage for more than five months returned to Rome in the early hours of 16 January and...

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