Rome's Hotel Eden voted Best Hotel in Europe

Hotel Eden wins prestigious Grand Prix award.Rome's five-star Hotel Eden has won the Grand Prix Best Hotel in Europe, as part of the annual Villegiature Awards which recognise top hotels in Europe, As...

Colosseum upper levels open to public

Top floors of Colosseum open for first time in 40 years. The fourth and fifth levels of the Colosseum will be accessible to visitors on guided tours from 4 October, for the first time in 40 years.In...

Rome upgrades tourist info point at Fiumicino airport

City relaunches tourist office at Rome's main airport.Rome's tourist information point in Terminal 3 has been reopened with more space and additional staff following refurbishment works.The office, wh...

Rome top Italian travel destination for Europeans

80 per cent of Italians holidayed in Italy this summer.Rome was the most popular travel destination for European holidaymakers during the summer of 2017, according to online data collected by travel w...

US tourist caught flying drone over Pantheon

American visitor in breach of Rome's strict drone ban. A 37-year-old US tourist was detained by Rome police for flying a drone over the Pantheon on 27 August. The visitor was charged with violating...

"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...

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