Maximum security in Rome for visit of Chinese leader

China's Xi Jinping will be in Rome from 21-23 March. Rome security chiefs will establish two "green zones" in the city during the visit of the president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping,...

Guide to gardens around Rome

A short guide to some of the most enchanting gardens located just a car trip away from Rome.  Castel Giuliano One of the best rose gardens in Lazio about 7 km from Bracciano north of Rome. The est...

Rome's 2,772nd birthday festivities at risk as city axes funding

Gruppo Storico Romano says it may be forced to cancel Rome's birthday festival. The traditional Natale di Roma celebrations scheduled for Rome's 2,772nd birthday are at risk of being cancelled after...

New Alice Pasquini mural in Rome

Murals by Pasquini and Alessandra Carloni in Quadraro area of Rome. The street art credentials of Rome's Quadraro suburb have been enhanced further by the creation of two new murals by Roman street a...

Roofless Rome church reopens for Father's Day

Roof of 16th-century church at Roman Forum collapsed last summer. The central Rome church of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami, whose roof collapsed last August, will reopen to visitors on Tuesday 19 March,...

Rome's secret historic sites open for Giornate FAI di Primavera

Historic sites in Rome and across Italy open for 2019 edition of Giornate FAI di Primavera. More than 1,100 noted Italian buildings and historic sites will open their doors to the public free of char...

Traffic-free Sunday in Rome on 24 March

Traffic restrictions on Sunday 24 March to battle smog in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 24 March from 07.30 to 12.30, and from 16.30 unti...

Rome museums free for Six Nations ticket holders

Italy's rugby federation partners with city and state museums in Rome. There is free admission to 16 Rome museums for ticket-holders of the 2019 Six Nations rugby tournament during the weekends of th...

Rome tests driverless buses

Driverless electric mini buses could be used in central Rome. Self-driving electric minibuses could be "the future" for pedestrian areas of central Rome, according to the capital's mobility councillo...

Rome celebrates St Patrick's Day

Rome's Irish community marks St Patrick's Day on 17 March. St Patrick’s Day in 2019 falls on a Sunday meaning that it will be a weekend of celebrations in honour of Ireland's patron saint. The day i...

Gaelic football in Rome

How Ireland's national sport has been embraced by Italians and international expats in Rome. “It’s like a cross between rugby and soccer, with a little bit of basketball!”Gaelic football might not be...

Rome to restore Vota Garibaldi sign in Garbatella

Uproar in Garbatella after historic sign painted over by mistake. Rome city council says that the historic inscription "Vote Garibaldi" will be restored after being removed by mistake from the city's...

Tourists caught flying drone over Colosseum

Chinese tourists violate Rome's no drone policy. Three Chinese tourists were detained by Rome police after being caught flying a drone over the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine on 13 March. T...

Rome considers microchips for cats

Rome city council studies new proposals regarding welfare of cats. Rome's environment commission has recommended several new rules regarding the protection and welfare of animals, subject to approval...

Rome's Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne opens once a year

Renaissance palace in Rome open each 16 March from 07.00-13.00. Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, a Renaissance palace fronting onto Rome's Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, opens to the public each year on 16...

British drivers warned of Rome mirror scam

Motorists conned into paying cash over fake accidents in Rome.British tourists driving in Rome have been advised by the British Foreign Office to be aware of a ploy used by criminals who simulate car...

Italy vs France in Six Nations rugby in Rome

French rugby fans come to Rome for Six Nations match against Italy. The Azzurri meet France in the 2019 Six Nations rugby tournament at Rome's Olympic Stadium at 13.30 on Saturday 16 March. The ga...

Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola: enchanting day trip from Rome

The Farnese palace above Lago di Vico in north Lazio is a monument to the Farnese family and to the Mannerist style. The Monti Cimini with their volcanic lakes of Lago di Vico and Lago di Bolsena lie...

Alternative places to study in Rome

With the spring semester in full force, finding new places to study could be a good way to boost work ethic. Taking a break from the library or the house and discovering a new environment might seem i...

Gucci fashion show in Rome's Capitoline Museums

Gucci to donate towards restoration of Tarpeian Rock at Roman Forum. Luxury fashion house Gucci will present its 2020 Cruise collection fashion show on 28 May in the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Th...

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