Christmas in Florence: Best Things To Do

What to See and Do in Florence during the 2019 Christmas season. Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year and it makes a perfect festive day trip from Rome. Here is a short guide to help y...

Rome unearths 2,000-year-old timbers from France

Rome Metro C works unearth ancient oak boards from modern-day France. Rome archaeologists have announced that oak timbers discovered during excavations for the city's third subway, Metro C, came from...

Italian food emporium to open in Rome palace

Plebiscito Roma will stock Made in Italy food products in central Rome.A major new emporium of Italian food will open within the walls of Rome's historic Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, near the central Piazz...

Rome's Christmas tree to be lit up on 8 December

Rome's 2019 Christmas tree is sponsored by Netflix. Rome's Christmas tree, known as Spelacchio, will be illuminated by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi at 19.00 on 8 December, the feast of the Immacul...

James Bond in Matera: No Time to Die

25th Bond film was filmed in Italy's European Capital of Culture. The official trailer has at last been released for the new James Bond movie which was filmed in Matera, currently European Capital of...

New Year's Day Parade in Rome

American marching bands and cheerleaders celebrate New Year's Day in Rome. More than 1,000 musicians from some of America's best-known high school marching bands will stage a free, family-orientated...

Rome: Repubblica station still closed after floods

Heavy rain led to flooding on streets across Rome. Repubblica station on Rome's Metro A line remains closed on 3 December after being flooded during a violent rainstorm the evening before. Trains...

Rome anti-fascist bookshop will not reopen after fires

Rome's Pecora Elettrica bookshop was destroyed by fire twice this year. La Pecora Elettrica, a renowned anti-fascist bookshop and bistrot in Rome's Centocelle suburb, will not reopen following a seco...

Rome floods close metro stations

Rome's Metro A stations Repubblica and Manzoni are closed due to flooding caused by torrential rain on the evening of Monday 2 December. There is also flooding in the Metro B station of the city's cen...

Rome wins bid to host 2022 European Swimming Championships

Rome's successful bid comes a decade after the capital hosted the World Swimming Championships in 2009. Rome has won its bid to host the 2022 European Swimming Championships, announced the city's may...

Andrea Bocelli at Rome's Baths of Caracalla in June 2020

Bocelli to open 2020 summer festival at Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Andrea Bocelli will inaugurate the summer programme of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with a concert at the Baths of Caracalla on 21...

Rome taxi driver speeding while watching Roma game

Taxi driver immortalised in tweet by Rome-based journalist. "Taxi driver watching the Roma game while driving at 110 kmp/h. And it has just started. Welcome home." This was the tweet, accompanied...

Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome

Pope Francis will visit Rome's Spanish Steps during national public holiday on 8 December. On the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday 8 December, Pope Francis will pay homage to the Virgin M...

Bacon and Freud in Rome exhibition

Rome's Chiostro del Bramante presents Bacon, Freud and the School of London: Works from the Tate. The term “School of London” was coined by the painter R.B. Kitaj for the catalogue text of the exhibi...

Greccio: home of the world's first Nativity scene

St Francis is usually associated with Assisi, but there are also important sites in Lazio where he left his mark. Philip Biss Greek is no longer spoken in upper Sabina, as it might have been mor...

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