Where to Study Abroad in Rome

Thousands of international students travel to Italy's capital every year to deep dive into the art and language and soak up the history.  Study Abroad programs provide an essential supplement to educa...

Rome mayor wants subway to stay open 24 hours at weekends

Underground in Rome currently closes at 01.30 at weekends and 23.30 on weekdays. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri said he wants the city's subway system to run all night at weekends and to extend its ope...

Covid: Italian government urged to end mask mandate in schools

Politicians and parents call for end of mask mandate in Italy's schools. The Italian government is facing growing calls to drop its covid mask mandate in schools, before it expires on 15 June, as stu...

The 9 Best Bars in Monti

The Monti district rivals other areas of Rome for its nightlife and bar scene. Monti is full of lots of things: hipsters, kids, bikers, tourists trying to get photos of hanging ivy - all of which may...

Italy faces public transport strikes on 20 May

General strike on Friday to disrupt services by Italy's public and private transport companies. Italy's transport sector faces disruption on Friday 20 May due to a national general strike to protest ...

Media and LGBT+ discrimination: UK and Italy compared

The United Kingdom in the front line against discriminationThe British Embassy, in tackling the misuse of journalistic language on LGBT+ topics renews its partnership with the Circolo Mario Mieli, a n...

Swine fever: Wild boar piglet found decapitated in Rome park

Rome prepares to cull wild boar population as number of swine fever cases rises to six. The decapitated body of a young wild boar was found in a nature reserve in north Rome on Sunday, about 10 days...

Rome Trashed by Nightlife

Alcohol, noise and filth: Local nightlife never disappointsEven over this past weekend, Rome’s residents aired their grievances yet again, from Via del Pellegrino, near Campo de' Fiori, to Piazza Bolo...

Rome visitor boom for Night of Museums after two-year break

This year's Notte dei Musei attracted 10,000 more visitors than in 2019. Rome's museums saw a boom in the number of visitors for the 2022 edition of Notte dei Musei which returned to the Italian capi...

Tennis: Djokovic and Swiatek win Italian Open titles in Rome

Swiatek wins her fifth consecutive title in Rome. Novak Djokovic won his sixth Italian Open title on Sunday while Iga Swiatek made it five in a row at the event, also known as the Internazionali BNL...

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022 in Italy

Italy in sixth place with Brividi by Mahmood & Blanco. Ukraine won the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held on Saturday night in the north Italian city of Turin, with Stefania by Kal...

Where to find Blue Flag beaches near Rome in 2022

How to reach Bandiera Blu beaches in Lazio region by public transport from Rome. 10 beaches in the Lazio region around Rome have been awarded the Bandiera Blu or Blue flag status for high water quali...

Rome's Night of Museums returns on 14 May

Museums in Rome celebrate Notte dei Musei on 14 May 2022. Rome museums will stay open until 02.00 on the night of Saturday 14 May as the capital celebrates the return of Notte dei Musei after a two-y...

Tourist fined for climbing on Rome's Pantheon

Passerby spotted man climbing outer walls of Rome landmark at dawn. An American tourist, 26, was fined after being caught by Rome police while attempting to climb the dome of the Pantheon at dawn on...

Maserati driver took 'wrong turn' down Rome's Spanish Steps

Foreign businessman, 40, rented Maserati in Milan. Rome police have tracked down the driver of the Maserati who drove down the Spanish Steps late on Tuesday night, damaging the Baroque staircase....

The day Pope John Paul II was shot in St Peter's Square

41 years ago today gun shots in Rome rang out around the world. Today is the 41st anniversary of the near-fatal assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, an event that stunned the world. On the...

Florence shaken by another 3.7 magnitude earthquake

Earthquake epicentre once again in Impruneta. The area around Florence was shaken by an earthquake, measuring 3.7 in magnitude, at 23.12 on Thursday 12 May. The epicentre of the quake was in Impru...

Rome to cut number of electric scooters in city

Only two per cent of Rome's rental electric scooters are in use, says transport councillor. Rome aims to greatly reduce the number of rental electric scooters in circulation in the capital, from 14,5...

Rome grants Roma Tre University use of Testaccio landmark

Rome university project to breathe new life into ex-Mattatoio. The city of Rome has approved a plan to grant the free concession of a large part of the ex-Mattatoio in Testaccio to Rome Tre Universit...

Covid: Italy confirms mask mandate on planes until 15 June

EU to lift mask mandate on planes from 16 May. The Italian government on Wednesday confirmed that its mask mandate on airplanes will remain in place until 15 June following news that the EU will no l...

Rome police seek Maserati driver who damaged Spanish Steps

Several steps damaged in incident at Rome landmark. Rome police have launched an investigation after a motorist drove a Maserati down the Spanish Steps on Tuesday night, damaging the famed staircase...

Open House Roma 2022: Discover Rome's hidden architectural gems

Rome version of Open House celebrates 10 years. Registration is open for the 2022 edition of Open House Roma which opens the doors of 200 of Rome’s most fascinating buildings, both ancient and modern...

Dr. John D. Muccigrosso nominated new Dean at AUR

The American University of Rome (AUR) has announced the appointment of a new Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. John D. Muccigrosso. With an extensive career in higher education, Muccigrosso is currentl...

Where to find Italy's Blue Flag beaches in Italy in 2022

The coveted Bandiera Blu status is awarded to Italian beaches with excellent water quality and high environmental standards.Great news for the Italian coasts! This year Blue Flags have been awarded to...

Easy grocery shopping delivery services in Rome

Grocery Shopping from home: all the best quick delivery services in Rome Always nostalgic for the supermarkets back home, as well as the car to load a formidable grocery haul into, the delivery servi...

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