Interview with Carlo Calenda

Wanted in Rome talks to one of the top candidates for Rome Mayor ahead of local elections later this year.  by Marco Venturini  Carlo Calenda, the prominent politician, manager and former governme...

Capri: Bus plunges off road and crashes onto beach

One dead and more than a dozen injured in Capri bus crash. A minibus crashed into a beach resort on the Italian island of Capri, after plunging about six metres from the road above, according to loca...

Roma fans gather in Rome centre to celebrate club

Football fans celebrate 94th anniversary of AS Roma. A large crowd of Roma supporters gathered in the centre of Rome last night to celebrate the founding of the Serie A football club 94 years ago, as...

Italy prepares to expand covid Green Pass

What will the expanded Green Pass mean for daily life in Italy? Italy is set to introduce an expanded Green Pass today, under a new decree, in a move likely to restrict the movements of those who hav...

Italian virologist says covid patients who refuse vaccine should pay hospital bill

Ilaria Capua causes 'no vax' storm with controversial suggestion. A high-profile Italian virologist has suggested that people who are hospitalised with covid after refusing the vaccine should be char...

Italy set to extend covid state of emergency

Italian government to issue decree with new measures this week. Italy is set to extend the nation's covid-19 state of emergency, after it expires on 31 July, according to Italian media reports. The...

Rome covid boom after Italy's Euro 2020 win

Euro 2020 partying blamed for surge in new covid-19 cases. The number of new covid cases recorded in Rome on 20 July is almost five times that of the day Italy beat England to be crowned Euro 2020 ch...

Italy eyes underwater tourism after discovery of 40 shipwrecks

Sunken ships in Strait of Sicily have potential for underwater tourism. Around 40 shipwrecked vessels dating from world war two have been discovered off the coast of Lampedusa, the tiny Italian islan...

Lazio footballer Hysaj under fire for Bella Ciao song

Lazio fans divided over video of Hysaj singing Italian partisan song. The newly-signed S.S. Lazio footballer Elseid Hysaj has sparked a debate by singing the anti-fascist song Bella Ciao during a cer...

French street artist offers peek into Rome's Palazzo Farnese

After Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, JR comes to Rome. Palazzo Farnese, a Renaissance jewel in the heart of Rome and home to the embassy of France, is currently being transformed by the celebrated Fren...

Rome starts work at Largo Argentina site ahead of Bvlgari project

Bvlgari's latest act of patronage to Rome will allow visitors to walk through the Area Sacra at Largo Argentina for the first time. Conservation and maintenance works are underway at Rome's archaeolo...

Rome mayor urges residents not to abandon pets this summer

Annual campaign urges Romans not to leave their dogs behind over summer holidays. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has launched an awareness campaign calling on residents of the capital not to abandon their...

Italian regions risk new covid restrictions amid rise in cases

Delta variant fuels rise in cases in Italy.  Several regions in Italy could lose their lowest-risk 'white' zone status and slip back to the moderate risk 'yellow' zone category from 26 July, based on...

Sting opens pizzeria and wine bar in Tuscany

Il Palagio pizzeria will serve produce from Sting’s Tuscan vineyard. Sting, the British pop legend and long-term Italy resident, has launched a pizzeria at his vineyard in the heart of Tuscany, he an...

Rome digs up ancient border stone near tomb of city's first emperor

Rare 'pomerium cippus' comes to light again after 2,000 years. Rome archaeologists have unearthed a border stone laid during the reign of Emperor Claudius almost 2,000 years ago, the first such disco...
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