Rome civil certs for recycled plastic bottles

Rome mayor envisions a #Plasticfree city. Rome residents who recycle plastic bottles at the city's town hall buildings will be able to accumulate credits to offset expenses for civil certificates, ac...

Rome mayor blasts vandals of plastic recycling machine

Rome commuters recycle more than 350,000 plastic bottles since July. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has blasted the "incivili" who vandalised one of the city's three recycling machines which exchange plas...

Netflix to sponsor Rome Christmas tree again

Netflix brings Christmas cheer to Rome for the second time. American media-services provider Netflix is to sponsor Rome's 2019 Christmas tree, for the second consecutive year, according to Italian ne...

Rome opens first pharmacy for homeless

Street pharmacy opens in Trastevere area of Rome. A farmacia di strada, or street pharmacy, has opened at Vo.Re.Co., a charitable organisation which helps former prisoners and homeless people, on Via...

The Irishman by Scorsese to be centrepiece of Rome Film Fest

The Irishman by Martin Scorsese will be presented as the centerpiece at the 14th Rome Film Fest. Martin Scorsese’s movie The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, will be among the highlig...

Retake Roma cleans up coast near Rome

Retake Roma volunteers mark Coastal Cleanup Day and World Cleanup Week in Rome. Volunteers from Retake Roma, the non-profit movement which tackles Rome's urban decay, organises a double event to clea...

Prince Charles to attend Newman canonisation in Rome

Prince of Wales to lead UK delegation to see John Henry Newman declared a saint. The Prince of Wales will attend the canonisation ceremony of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman at St Peter's Square i...

143 road deaths in Rome in 2018

More than 100 people have lost their lives on Rome's roads this year.There were 143 deaths recorded in traffic accidents on Rome's roads in 2018, according to figures released by the Associazione Sost...

Filetti di baccalà: Rome's deep-fried cod fillets

Rome has a restaurant dedicated entirely to the popular Roman speciality. Salted, battered and deep-fried, the filetto di baccalà is a much-loved Roman speciality, popular as an antipasto before pizz...

Blackouts and breakdowns on Rome's subway

Hundreds of passengers on Rome metro forced to walk through tunnel to Colosseum. The morning of Friday 13 September has been a "venerdì nero" for commuters on Rome's underground network. First, pa...

Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer to launch Maleficent movie in Rome

Rome to host first international screening of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer are to attend a red carpet gala premiere of the Disney movie Maleficent:...

The tragic life and death of Beatrice Cenci

The haunting story of Beatrice Cenci (1577-1599), the young Roman noblewoman who murdered her abusive father before being beheaded on a bridge in Rome, still fascinates today. The daughter of Count F...

Rome's oldest gelateria to celebrate 140 years

Fassi gets ready to celebrate 140 years of gelato in Rome. Rome's oldest gelateria, Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi, is preparing to celebrate its 140th anniversary by asking Romans for their me...

Rome restaurant holds carbonara challenge

Whoever eats 1 kg of spaghetti alla carbonara doesn't pay. A carbonara challenge is taking place at Il Maritozzi Rosso restaurant in the Trastevere district of Rome, each night from 10-30 September....

Where to have breakfast in Rome

Defrosted mini baguettes, single-portion jams, mystery milk, and self-service coffee supplied by machines. Worse perhaps, are the packaged biscuits and the fruit salad swimming in a sweet liquid. The...

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The New Chamber Singers, Rome's English-speaking chamber choir, still has a few vacancies for its first concert on October 20th. Altos and tenors are particularly welcome. Varied...