Rome to have Tiber beach in summer 2018

Mayor of Rome announces plans to redevelop Tiber river.Rome will have an artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber next summer, according to plans announced by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi o...

Rome embraces Instagram

Instagrammers promote Rome with hashtag #BellaRoma.120 photographers from across Italy will gather in Rome on 16 December to document the capital's "unusual and fascinating itineraries" via the social...

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Rome

Rome rings in 2018 with 24 hours of cultural events from 31 December until 1 January. Here is our guide to enjoying New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the Eternal City.  Festa di Roma The Festa di...

Christmas cribs in Rome

Rome displays a variety of Christmas cribs, from traditional to unconventional, during the festive season each year.The 42nd edition of 100 Presepi, the international nativity crib exhibition, takes p...

Six Nations rugby in Rome in 2018

Rome to host two Six Nations rugby matches in 2018. The 19th edition of the annual Six Nations rugby union championship – which is contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – k...

Rome Christmas market stalled over security row

Future remains uncertain for Piazza Navona Befana market. Rome's Befana Christmas market, which was scheduled to return to Piazza Navona after three years on 2 December, has so far failed to open due...

Top 10 Christmas exhibitions in Rome

Rome has numerous art exhibitions, from blockbusters to smaller shows, taking place over the festive season. Here is our list of the top ten exhibitions to see in Rome this Christmas. 1. Marvel at th...

Rome's Pantheon to charge €2 entry fee

New €2 entrance fee for Rome's Pantheon from May 2018.Visitors to Rome's Pantheon will have to pay a €2 entry fee from 2 May 2018, according to an announcement by Italy's culture minister Dario France...

Tightrope act over Rome's Tiber river

Andrea Loreni performs first high-wire act over Tiber in Rome. Italian performer Andrea Loreni has become the first tightrope walker to conquer Rome's Tiber, walking along a steel wire that linked th...

Christmas church services in Rome

There are numerous English language religious services in Rome over Christmas.All Saints' Anglican ChurchVia del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881.24 Dec. Crib Service for children 17.00, First Eucharist...

New head of Colosseum archaeological park

Alfonsina Russo named director of new Colosseum archaeological park.Italian archaeologist Alfonsina Russo has been appointed director of the new Colosseum archaeological park which, in addition to the...

10 free experiences to enjoy in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City, Italy’s capital and one of the top destinations for tourism in Europe clearly doesn’t need much introduction as an interesting and beautiful place to visit. But what many don’...

Rome postpones public transport strike

The public transport strike scheduled in Rome for 5 December has been postponed until 12 January. For transport updates see Muoversi a Roma website.

Christmas markets in Rome

From handcrafts to vintage, Rome's Christmas markets help to create a festive atmosphere in the city each December. The capital's best known Christmas market, the Befana at Piazza Navona, returns in...

Feast of the 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 Friday 8 December, Pope Francis will pay homage to the Virgin M...

Rome public transport strike on 5 December

24-hour strike in Rome scheduled for Tuesday 5 December. The latest strike by Rome's public transport company ATAC is scheduled on Tuesday 5 December, from 08.30 until 17.00 and from 20.00 until end...

New English-language bookshop in Rome

When the independent bookstore Otherwise opens in the heart of Rome on 30 November it will stock exclusively English-language books and become a cultural meeting place for Rome's English reading commu...

Founder of Methodist missions in Italy commemorated in Rome

Rome's Methodists remember Henry James Piggott. A commemoration to mark the centenary of the death of Henry James Piggott, the founder of Wesleyan Methodist missions in Italy, will be held at the Non...

Vatican Christmas tree to be lit on 7 December

Christmas tree and crib will remain in St Peter's Square until 7 January. The Vatican’s giant nativity scene and Christmas tree will be unveiled officially in St Peter's Square at 16.30 on 7 December...

Christmas appeal for Rome’s refugees

Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center holds Christmas appeal until 18 December. The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) at the American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s Within the Walls, is holding its...

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