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Jesolo hosts 10 sand sculptures this Christmas. Sculptors from around the world return to Jesolo, a seaside resort near Venice in north-east Italy, for an annual sand festival dedicated to religious art. The 2022 edi...
Ischia's landslide, possible causes.  Ischia, the little Italian island hit by a deadly landslide last weekend, is a victim of geography and weather but also of illegal construction, experts and politicians agree. El...
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Italy's capital comes ahead of Paris in poll. Rome has been named as the number one European city that travellers from the UK want to visit over the Christmas season, reports British newspaper The Mirror. The Italian...
Rome subways already have Tap&Go system. Rome commuters will soon be able to avail of contactless ticketing on the city's entire transport network thanks to "Tap&Go". The cashless system, which allows passeng...
Millions on the move for Italy's Ponte dell'Immacolata. This year more than 12 million people in Italy are expected to take a short break around the Festa dell'Immacolata on 8 December, according to projections by Itali...
Giotto's Nativity scenes will be projected onto the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi this Christmas. The Italian town of Assisi, in the central Umbria region, will project images of Giotto's Nativity frescoes onto the f...
Traffic restrictions on five Sundays to combat air pollution in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 4 December from 07.30 to 12.30 and from 16.30 until 20.30. T...
Rome holds 2022 edition of Maritozzo Day. Maritozzo Day, Rome's annual tribute the maritozzo, will take place in the capital on Saturday 3 December.   Now in its sixth edition, Maritozzo Day is devoted to celebrating...
Waste-to-energy plant set to open in 2026. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri is moving ahead with his plans to build a giant incinerator south of the capital, calling for expressions of interest to construct the plant, the c...
Zaki was released from jail in Egypt one year ago. Rome has conferred honorary citizenship on Patrick Zaki, the Egyptian human rights activist and researcher of gender studies, the Italian capital announced on Thursday....
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Search continues for last missing person. The bodies of three of the last four people missing after Saturday's landslide on the Italian island of Ischia were found on Thursday, raising the death toll to 11. The bodie...
Befana market is back after two years. Rome's popular Befana market returns to Piazza Navona this Christmas, running from 1 December until 6 January 2023. The event, a traditional fixture on Rome's Christmas calendar...
Rome to light up Christmas tree on Festa dell'Immacolata.Italy marks the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic holy day, with a national public holiday on 8 December.   The fact that the festa falls on a Thurs...
Rome's environment councillor, Sabrina Alfonsi, says city looks worse than it is in reality. Sabrina Alfonsi, Rome's councillor with responsibility for the environment, responds to Wanted in Rome’s questions about the c...
Rome faces a venerdì nero due to transport strike. Rome commuters face widespread disruption to public transport services on Friday 2 December as part of a 24-hour national general strike. The industrial action will...
English-language religious services in Rome during the 2022 Christmas season. We have put together a list of the times of Christmas religious services and Masses in English in Rome for 2022. For the programme of Pope Fr...
Free screening in Rome for HIV and Hepatitis C. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Rome's Villa Maraini Foundation will offer free screening for HIV and Hepatitis C at Via Torre Annunziata 1 on 1 December. A mobile t...
Christmas tree returns to Piazza Venezia in 2022. Rome's Christmas tree arrived in the Italian capital before dawn on 29 November, with technicians at work to set it up in its traditional base in Piazza Venezia. The...
S. Lucia brightens Rome's Christmas calendar. The 2022 festive season in Italy sees a return of a popular Swedish tradition - the celebration of Santa Lucia - thanks to the embassy of Sweden in Rome. For more than a ...
Domenica al Museo is held every first Sunday on the month. State museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will open their doors for free on Sunday 4 December as part of the monthly Domenica al Museo ini...
General strike to affect air, road, sea and rail travel across Italy. Italy faces major disruption to public transport as well as schools, health services, logistics and rubbish collection on Friday 2 December due to a...
From 'backuppato' to 'zoomando': anglicisms as language enrichment or self-harm? As an alternative to foreign travel, one could take a pleasure (or horror?) tour along the frontiers where English and Italian meet, all w...
Where to find Bernini statues, fountains, art and architecture in Rome. Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was a genius of the Baroque era who left an indelible mark on Rome's artistic and a...
Four days of free buses, subways and trams. Rome's mobility plan for the Christmas season will offer incentives to use public transport and take taxis in the capital, from 8 December until 8 January. The plan, unveil...
Rescue workers continue search throughout night. The death toll from a landslide on the southern Italian island of Ischia rose to seven on Sunday night, with five people still missing and more than 200 people displaced,...
At least one dead and 11 missing after landslide. The Italian government on Sunday declared a state of emergency on the southern island of Ischia after a deadly landslide hit the town of Casamicciola Terme at dawn on Sa...
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