Rome bus company fines 17,000 fare-dodgers in July

ATAC records 35 per cent increase in fines compared to July 2018. Rome's public transport company ATAC issued more than 17,000 fines to fare-dodgers during the month of July, according to Italian new...

Rome on red alert for heatwave on 11 August

Temperatures set to reach up to 40 degrees in Rome. Italy's health ministry has issued a red alert as Rome endures a new heatwave, with forecasters predicting that temperatures in the capital will re...

McDonald's fights suspension of fast-food outlet near Baths of Caracalla in Rome

McDonald's to take legal action after Italian culture ministry blocked McDrive project near Rome's Baths of Caracalla. American fast-food giant McDonald's intends to fight the decision by Italy’s cul...

Wolves get close to centre of Rome

Italian farmers raise alarm over wolf sightings around Rome however experts reject claims. Wolves are being sighted "within a few kilometres of the centre of Rome" according to Confagricoltura, the I...

Rome bans drying laundry in public

Rome prohibits hanging clothes out to dry if visible from public streets. Rome's time-honoured tradition of hanging clothes out to dry above the city's streets could become a thing of the past thanks...

Interview with Rome street artist Diavù

David "Diavù" Vecchiato is one of Rome's best known street artists.Wanted in Rome: How was your passion for art born, in particular street art, and how long have you been painting on the street? Diav...

Rome bans sitting on Spanish Steps

Tourists sitting on Spanish Steps face fines of between €250 and €400. Sitting on the staircase at Rome's Spanish Steps has been banned, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The move is reported...

McDonald's set to open at Pantheon in Rome

American fast-food giant seeks return to Pantheon in Rome. A new branch of McDonald's is set to open in front of the Pantheon in the heart of Rome's historic centre, according to reports in local med...

Shopping in Rome

We could wax lyrical all day about Rome – all the places to visit and the glorious cuisine. But there’s one feature we can’t forget to tell you about – the shopping!  Although Rome has a reputation...

Road and metro works increase pace in Rome

August holiday month full of construction sites. Rome city hall is taking advantage of the absence of many residents on vacation to tackle some urgent works which might cause delays above, under and...

Rome theatres

  Rome is one of the world’s best places to experience culture at every level, from ancient sculpture to street art. And it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the theatre either.  Musicals,...

Golfing in Rome

  If you’re looking to swap fountains for fairways and piazzas for putting greens, Rome is a great city for a spot of golfing.  As well as enjoying the luxury of Rome’s top golf resorts, you can...

Best bars for a drink in Rome

  Rome comes alive at night and becomes one of the world’s most lively capitals. From aperitivo hour to an all-night drinking session with friends, there’s something to suit everyone’s style. H...

Major Rome overpass to be demolished starting 5 August

Work to be completed in 2021. The demolition of some 500 metres of the raised section of Rome’s Tangenziale Est (East Bypass) in front of Tiburtina station will start on Monday 5 August. With the...

Rome reopens artificial beach on Tiber banks

Tiberis reopens on banks of the Tiber in Rome. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi opened Tiberis, the city's artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber, on the evening of 3 August. Located near Ponte...
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