Prince Harry comes to Rome for charity polo game

Duke of Sussex travels to Italy for Sentebale polo match in Rome. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will come to Rome on Friday 24 May for the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, according to an announcement...

Swallows dying in Rome's cold spring

Swallows seek shelter from cold in Rome houses.Rome's newly-arrived swallows, swifts and housemartins are suffering in this year's uncharacteristically cold May, with numerous reports of the birds dyi...

Discover Rome's secret courtyards

Historic private courtyards in Rome open to public this weekend.The Lazio branch of the association of historic houses, Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane (ADSI), provides a unique opportunity to v...

Man drove down stairs of Rome metro station

Incident occurred at EUR Magliana on Rome's Metro B. A 70-year-old motorist from the Netherlands drove his car, a Skoda Octavia, down the steps of the EUR Magliana station of Rome's Metro B line on F...

Convertible car sharing in Rome

Share Now launches two-seater smart fortwo coupès in Rome. Car sharing company Share Now has launched 65 smart fortwo convertible cars in Rome, raising the number of its Italian fleet to 3,000. Sh...

Museum Night in Rome on 18 May 2019

Rome's museums, galleries and cultural academies stay open until 02.00.The 2019 edition of Notte dei Musei is scheduled on Saturday 18 May, with the late opening of Rome's state, municipal and private...

The unique heritage of Herculaneum

Herculaneum is less well-known than Pompeii but in many ways it offers a more complete visitor experience.One hot summer day in 79 AD, 300 terrified citizens of the seaside town of Herculaneum fled to...

Hopscotch on Rome streets

Garbatella kids play hopscotch on the way to school in Rome. The streets of Garbatella have been decorated with games of hopscotch, known in Italian as il gioco della campana, thanks to an initiative...

Bus, metro and train strike in Rome on 17 May

Strikes mean "Black Friday" for commuters in Rome. Major disruption is expected on Italy's train services between 09.00 and 17.00 on Friday 17 May thanks to a nationwide strike by employees of Trenit...

Football hooligans clash with Rome police

Hooligans set fire to police vehicle ahead of Coppa Italia final in Rome. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has condemned the behaviour of football hooligans who wreaked havoc in the city ahead of the Copp...

The Colosseum hosts the Severans

An exhibition at the Colosseum traces the Roman empire's “last period of greatness” under the 40-year reign of the Severans. A new exhibition at the Colosseum pays tribute to the Severans, Rome’s fou...

Mille Miglia vintage car rally comes to Rome

Annual vintage car rally arrives in Rome on 16 May 2019. A fleet of 430 classic and vintage cars arrives in Rome on the evening of Thursday 16 May, in the 2019 edition of the Mille Miglia rally betwe...

Top 10 beaches near Rome

For all you beach-lovers here is a selection of resorts within easy reach of Rome. Each one, ordered from north to south, offers either stabilimenti (private beaches with entrance fees and changing fa...

Dog kills Villa Pamphilj fox

Dead fox believed to be Giglio, not Olimpia. A search is underway for the owner of the dog presumed responsible for killing one of the two foxes resident at Villa Borghese, Rome's largest park. A...

Rome city bus bursts into flames

No injuries in latest case of Rome bus catching fire while in service. A bus owned by Rome's public transport company ATAC burst into flames while in service at around 15.30 on Monday 13 May. There...

75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of world war two.Driving past Monte Cassino many years ago with the late Mark Pluciennik, professor at Leicester University, and one of the most cerebr...

Cardinal restores power to hundreds of residents in occupied Rome building

Salvini blasts "illegal" actions of the Vatican's papal almoner. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the pope's apostolic almsgiver, took matters into his own hands by personally reconnecting the electricity...

Leonardo da Vinci street art in Rome

Ravo recreates Madonna Litta mural at Rome's Gemelli hospital.Italian street artist Andrea "Ravo" Mattoni is recreating the Madonna Litta, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci in around...

2019 Race for the Cure in Rome

Komen Race for the Cure raises awareness for breast cancer.The 20th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of central Rome on Sunday 19 May to raise funds and awarene...

Celebrating Trilussa in Rome

The social commentary in the rhymes of Trilussa still rings true in Rome today.“But he’s famous!” goes a voice outside a bar in Trastevere. A footballer? Politician? Big Brother contestant? Film star?...

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