Rome museums free for Six Nations ticket holders

Italy's rugby federation partners with city and state museums in Rome.There will be free admission for two people to 16 Rome museums for holders of tickets for the 2019 Six Nations rugby tournament du...

Rome downplays risk of snow

Rome takes precautionary measures as temperatures drop. Rome's civil protection authority has distributed "significant quantites of salt" to all areas of the capital as the city prepares for the outs...

Rome police fine man for jumping in Piazza Navona fountain

Police hand out €450 fines for incidents at Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain in Rome. A 34-year-old Romanian man faces charges of damage after he was caught in the Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona a...

Raggi world's most followed mayor on social media

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has almost a million Facebook followers. With over 927,000 followers on Facebook and 180,000 fans on Instagram, Rome's first citizen Virginia Raggi is the mayor with the l...

Street artist Blu creates new mural in Rome

Blu confronts themes of inequality and social injustice in new Rome mural. The celebrated Bolognese street artist Blu has created a giant mural on the gable end of a social housing block in the north...

Rome charities call for action as homeless death toll mounts

Nine homeless people have died in Rome this winter due to the cold. Rome charities have criticised the city for not doing enough to help the homeless, following the death of nine homeless people from...

Europe's largest Mormon temple opens in Rome

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens near Porta di Roma. Europe's largest Mormon temple has opened in the north-east fringe of Rome, just inside the city's ring road, following a decade...

Blood moon: total lunar eclipse on 21 January

Total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, will be the only one in 2019. A total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon, will be visible over Rome at 05.41 on Monday 21 January. The total eclipse will...

Blessing of the animals ceremony at St Peter's

Annual tradition takes place in Rome and across Italy. Italy celebrates the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals, on Thursday 17 January. Each year an open air...

Rome public transport strike on 17 January

ATAC announces first strike of the year in Rome. Rome commuters are braced for the first public transport strike of the year on Thursday 17 January, with two strike actions taking place concurrently....

Women's March Rome 2019

Emma Bonino among speakers at 2019 Women's March in Rome. The Women's March returns to Rome on 19 January, for the third consecutive year, taking place in the central Piazza dei SS. Apostoli - near P...

Vatican athletics team secures first success

Sicilian priest wins silver for Athletica Vaticana in Messina marathon. The Vatican's fledgling athletics team has secured its first sporting successs after Don Vincenzo Puccio won a silver medal in...

Rome and Philadelphia make medical history

Former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino was instrumental in establishing the world's first dual international medical degree.Rome's Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and the Thomas Jefferson Univer...

Rome dog adopted after 11 years at kennels

16-year-old Thor adopted following Rome's dog adoption campaign. Life begins again for Thor, a 16-year-old dog, who was adopted after spending the last 11 years housed in kennels in the Muratella sub...

Ennio Morricone conducts four farewell concerts at Baths of Caracalla in Rome

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma hosts Morricone's final concerts at Baths of Caracalla. Celebrated Italian composer Ennio Morricone will conduct four open-air concert at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome as p...

Rome to build new AMA base on Salario trash site

Rome mayor announces plans for playschool and library at waste treatment site destroyed by fire. Rome is to build a new headquarters for the city's waste collection company AMA on the site of the Sal...

Rome mayor says Trevi Fountain coins to remain with Caritas charity

Rome mayor says city will also give charity coins from other fountains. Rome's city administration has backtracked on its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into the waters of the...

Rome's Garbatella quarter prepares for centenary

Rome launches competition to design Garbatella logo. Ahead of the centenary of Rome's Garbatella district in February 2020, the city has launched a competition to design a logo in celebration of the...

Rome city hall takes Trevi Fountain coins away from charity

Rome city authorities to claim tourists' coins from Caritas. Rome's city administration has pushed through its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into the waters of the Trevi Foun...

Artists against closure of Ex Dogana in Rome

Ex Dogana in S. Lorenzo hosts artistic protest against impending closure. A group of artists has come together to hold a month of weekend exhibitions in support of Rome's Ex Dogana venue which faces...

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Gianicolo Hill walk

A nice and slow accompanied walk on and through a hill with a unique view on the city: a wall with words from the 19th century Roman Republic Constitution, a Lighthouse far from an...

Ostia Antica+lunch at the "Borghetto"

Enrich the visit of the magnificent archeological park of Ostia Antica with a typical lunch inside the “Borghetto”: a medieval citadel surrounded by 9th century walls and 15th cent...