Rome: British tourists crash electric scooter into bin truck at Colosseum

Hospital and fines for tourists who shared the same scooter and broke a red light. Two British tourists who were travelling aboard the same electric scooter crashed into a bin truck near the Colosseu...

Ferragosto: Italy's summer holiday in August

Rome shuts up shop for Ferragosto on 15 August. Italy marks the national holiday of Ferragosto each year on 15 August, the feast of the Assumption, the day when Catholics believe the Virgin Mary asce...

Covid-19: Italy raises alarm over spike in imported cases

Italy registers jump in number of infections among Italian holidaymakers returning from abroad. Health officials in Italy are concerned by a spike in the number of infections among Italian holidaymak...

Italy: 3,000 people volunteer for covid-19 vaccine trials in Rome

Human trials to be held at Spallanzani hospital in Rome. More than 3,000 people have volunteered to take part in human trials for an Italian-developed coronavirus vaccine, reports news agency ANSA....

Virginia Raggi to seek second term as Rome mayor

Raggi's announcement follows months of speculation. Virginia Raggi, the current mayor of Rome, has announced her intention to seek a second term in office, reports Italian news agency ANSA. Raggi re...

Rome heatwave warning on 12 August

Rome on red alert for heatwave this Wednesday.Rome has issued a 'Level 3' heatwave warning for Wednesday 12 August. The bollino rosso or 'red alert' warning indicates emergency conditions with possib...

Two Rome buses burst into flames

Two Rome city buses went up in smoke while in service today. A Rome city bus burst into flames at 12.40 today, 10 August, between Viale Regina Margherita and Via Nomentana, reports Italian newspaper...

Rome's Raphael show sells out of tickets

Massive success for Raphael blockbuster in Rome. Rome's Raphael exhibition has sold out of tickets three weeks before the blockbuster comes to an end on 30 August, reports Italian news agency ANSA....

Rome's Pantheon: From Hadrian to Raphael

Tracing some of the Pantheon's reincarnations down through the centuries. In this quincentenary year of his death, Raphael can stake a claim as greatest artist ever. So the Pantheon, whose interio...

Covid-19 revives plague 'wine window' tradition in Italy

From the plague to covid-19: wine windows make a comeback in Tuscany. Italy has seen a revival of the 'wine window' tradition, which dates back to the era of the 'Black Death' in the Middle Ages, tha...

Rome: Give blood before going on summer holidays

Blood donation appeal from Lazio Region as people prepare to go on summer holidays. The Lazio Region, which includes Rome, has launched an appeal for people to donate blood before they go on vacation...

Italy: Human trials of Italian covid-19 vaccine in Rome

Lazio Region announces human trials of 'Made in Italy' covid-19 vaccine. Human trials of an Italian-developed covid-19 vaccine will begin at Rome's Spallanzani hospital from 24 August, reports Italia...

Pompeii unveils new hidden secrets

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii, open again after a three-month lockdown due to covid-19, has seen a remarkable reversal of fortunes over the last decade. Pompeii was the first Italian archaeologi...

Covid-19: Italy an inspiration to other countries, says WHO

WHO director-general retweets post by Italy's health minister. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that other countries are learning from Ita...

Covid-19: Italy set to extend mask-wearing rules

Italy's obligation to wear masks in enclosed public spaces and engage in social distancing is set to continue. Italy is set to extend the obligation to wear protective facemasks in enclosed public sp...

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