"Centurions" banned in Rome

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has banned costumed centurions from operating around historic tourist sites in the capital, to ensure "decorum and security." Those caught breaking the new rules, which rema...

Rome police warn tourists of fountain ban

Police give Rome visitors time to get used to new rules. Rome police say they are issuing warnings to tourists who unwittingly find themselves flouting a new order prohibiting eating, drinking, sit...

Concern over lack of security at Colosseum

American tour guide exposes terrorism risk at Colosseum. A video published by Italian newspaper La Repubblica on 31 May reveals a major flaw in the security system in place at the Colosseum. The...

S. Severa castle opens all year

Beach-side castle can be visited Tues-Sun all year round. The recently-restored Castello di S. Severa outside Rome is now open to the public all year round, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-19.00....

Rome plans to remove horse-drawn carriages

Botticelle horses to be replaced by electric vehicles. Another attempt is being made to replace Rome's horse-drawn carriages with electric vehicles according to plans revived by the city's environm...

Rome considers tourist corridor at Trevi Fountain

Rome mayor proposes non-stop passageway for tourists at Trevi Fountain. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has proposed channeling tourists through a "non-stop passageway" at the capital's Trevi Fountain,...

Rome's Hotel Eden reopens on 1 April

Luxury Rome hotel to reopen its doors following major refurbishment. The luxury Hotel Eden in Rome will reopen on 1 April following a complete refurbishment over the last two years by its owners th...

Colosseum and Forum to come under new administration

New national park will also include Domus Aurea, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. A new archaeological park, which will include the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea, Palatine Hill and Forum sites, has been...

Rome’s Ciampino airport reopens

Ciampino airport was closed temporarily for two weeks in October. Rome’s second airport Ciampino reopened on the evening of 29 October, resuming full service from Sunday 30 October, following a two...

Rome's Ciampino airport to close temporarily in October

Majority of Ciampino flights will move to Rome's main Fiumicino airport. Rome's second airport Ciampino is scheduled to close for renovation and maintenance works from 14-29 October. During the...

Tourists face hefty fines for Rome fountain dips

Fines of €450 for tourists caught in Rome's historic fountains. Italian police have handed down heavy fines to several foreign tourists caught frolicking in Rome's fountains in recent days. Two...

Internet down at Rome's Fiumicino airport

International flights delayed due to burnt fiber-optic cables. Terminal 3 at Rome's Fiumicino airport is experiencing significant delays with passenger check-in since early on Monday 18 July, due t...

Tiber boat trips to Rome's ancient harbour

Archeoboat connects Rome to ancient Fiumicino port at weekends until 30 October. A new tourist service called Archeoboat provides boat trips along Rome's Tiber, connecting the city with the ancient...

Terror threat hits Rome tourism

20,000 less tourists in Rome for Easter following Brussels attacks. There will be at least 20,000 less tourists in Rome this Easter, compared to last year, according to data provided by the capital...

Entrance fees suggested for Rome's Pantheon

Italian culture minister wants to introduce tickets for Pantheon in Rome. Visitors could soon have to pay a "moderate" charge to visit the Pantheon according to a proposal by Italy's culture minist...

Dining at Rome's monuments

Restaurant, coffee shops and vending machines for Rome's archaeological monuments. Restaurants on the Palatine hill and at Palazzo Massimo, new cafès and vending machines at the Roman Forum and Bat...

Roman Forum more accessible

New route makes visits to Roman Forum easier. The Roman Forum has opened a new pathway for wheelchair-users, families with pushchairs and people with difficulty walking. The new "barrier-free" w...

Rome bans fake centurions and guides

Rome orders centurions and rickshaws off tourist sites. Rome commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca has banned centurions from posing with tourists at the city's archaeological and tourist sites, two...

Rome makes Lonely Planet top ten for 2016

Travel guide lists Rome in its top cities for 2016. Rome has been included in the top ten cities to visit in 2016 by the guide book publisher Lonely Planet, according to its criteria which includes...

Romanian TV crew attacked by Colosseum centurions

More negative international news for Colosseum. A Romanian television crew filming in Rome was robbed, insulted and threatened by fake centurions outside the Colosseum, with footage of the incident...

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