Pope prays with young people at Circus Maximus

Notte Bianca at 19 Rome churches on night of 11 August. Pope Francis will hold a prayer vigil at Rome's Circus Maximus on the evening of Saturday 11 August ahead of October's Synod of Bishops on Youn...

Rome revives plan to limit Trevi Fountain tourists

Tourists brawl over space for the perfect selfie at Rome fountain. Rome city council is considering reviving a plan to shuttle tourists past the Trevi Fountain in single-file to deter large groups of...

Free entry to Rome museums for blood donors

Initiative offers blood donors free entry for two to Rome museums.Rome residents who give blood up to 15 October will have free entry for two to the city's museums, as part of a drive to increase the...

Prisoners to fix Rome's roads

Rome puts prisoners to work on the city's roads. Prisoners from Rome's Rebibbia prison will be put to work fixing the city's pot-holed roads as part of an agreement between the capital, Italy's justi...

Heatwave alert in Rome

Rome issues weather warning over heatwave. Rome has been added to the Italian health ministry's list of cities on alert due to the ongoing heatwave. The 11 cities on "level three alert" are Bologna,...

Alberghi Diffusi: a different kind of Italian holiday

Full immersion in Italian village life is the philosophy of the “Albergo Diffuso” holiday formula. On a balmy summer evening in the late 1990s, Daniel Elow Kilhgren, a young philosophy graduate of It...

Rome mayor announces 227 new city buses

Raggi says move is decisive step towards renewing Rome's bus fleet. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced plans to renew the fleet of ATAC, the capital's pubic transport company, by acquiring 227 n...

Rome museums free on 5 August

Free state museum openings could be Rome's final Domenica al Museo. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on 5 August, in what could be the final installment of t...

Rome opens beach along river Tiber

Entry to Rome's river beach is free but swimming is banned in Tiber. Rome has finally opened its long-awaited artificial beach along the banks of the river Tiber, between the S. Paolo and Marconi dis...

Rome residents urged not to abandon dogs

Annual campaign calls on Romans not to dump their pets over summer.Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has launched a campaign urging residents of the capital not to abandon their pets as they head off on sum...

Rome's zoo animals cool off with frozen fruit

Bioparco battles Rome heatwave with frozen fruit and swimming pools. Authorities at Rome's Bioparco are ensuring the zoo's residents are coping with the current heatwave by providing the animals with...

The changing landscape of Rome's art museums

Rome inaugurates new art spaces while reorganising the management structure and role of existing museums.In mid-May a gleaming new art museum opened at Rome's long-abandoned health offices on Via Meru...

Italy to scrap monthly free entry to museums

Free first Sunday of the month initiative at Italy's museums to end. Italy's new culture minister Alberto Bonisoli is to abolish his ministry's monthly initiative granting free entry to state museums...

Italy faces All Blacks in Rome rugby match

Rome hosts rugby game between Italy and All Blacks on 24 November. The Italian rugby team will face the All Blacks, the reigning world champions from New Zealand, on Saturday 24 November at the Stadi...

Best day trips from Rome

Guide to 30 destinations for day trips or overnight stays within easy reach of Rome.They say “all roads lead to Rome”, however the central location of the Italian capital makes it a perfect departure...

Where to view total lunar eclipse in Rome

27 July eclipse will be longest blood moon visible in Rome this century.Stargazers in Rome can look forward to witnessing the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century on the evening of Friday 2...

Rome to move horse-drawn carriages off the streets

Rome mayor hails "historic" decision to move botticelle from city streets. Rome's horse-drawn carriages, or botticelle, are set to be moved off the streets to four of the capital's parks following le...

Rome prepares to open beach on river Tiber

Rome's artificial beach on the river Tiber expected to open in August. Rome is preparing to open its long-awaited artificial beach along the banks of the river Tiber, between the S. Paolo and Marconi...

Rome library gives away free books

Rome's Biblioteca Apollinaire offers maximum of five books per person. The Apollinaire Library of the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre is giving away free books throughout July, from its city-centr...

Peregrine Falcons return to Rome's skies

Peregrine Falcons are breeding successfully in Rome after facing almost certain oblivion in Italy.In recent years Italy's Peregrine Falcons have staged a successful comeback following decades of despa...

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