Italy: Horse dies pulling tourists at Royal Palace of Caserta

Horse died allegedly due to fatigue and heat while carrying tourists. A horse pulling a carriage with tourists died at Italy's Royal Palace of Caserta today, 12 August, with images of the dead animal...

Heatwave: Wild boar cool off under Rome fountain

Wild boar seek refreshment from nasone in Rome suburb. Three wild boar have been immortalised in a photograph showing them slumped under a nasone water fountain in the south Rome suburb of Torrino on...

Rome residents urged not to abandon pets over summer holidays

Annual campaign urges Romans not to dump their dogs or cats during summer. Rome has launched its annual campaign calling on residents of the capital not to abandon their pets as they head off on summ...

Rome zoo presents lion cubs born during lockdown

Rome zoo christens its two lion cubs Naisha and Aasha. Rome's Bioparco zoo has presented two lion cubs to the world - Naisha and Aasha - both born during Italy’s covid-19 lockdown. The female cubs...

Rome's cat sanctuary among the ruins

Rome cat shelter appeals for online donations and distance adoptions amid a difficult year. Rome's Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, located among the ruins of the Largo Argentina archaeological area, h...

Italy: Mamma bear and four cubs eat cherries in Abruzzo village

Bears came to eat cherries in Italian village on border of national park. The sight of a female Marsican bear with her four cubs, in front of the admiring gaze of a small crowd in an Abruzzo village,...

Italy: cat dies from mystery bat virus in Arezzo

Pet-owners in Arezzo told to keep dogs and cats under close observation. Pet-owners in the Tuscan province of Arezzo have been warned to look out for signs of illness or strange behaviour in their ca...

Sperm whale trapped in fishing net off the Aeolian Islands gets rescued by divers

A sperm whale trapped in a fishing net off the coast of Salina, in the Aeolian Islands, was rescued and freed by the Cost Guard and a group of divers.  The biologist Monica Blasi, who runs a centre f...

Rome's beach for dogs reopens

Baubeach returns with social distancing for dog owners. Baubeach, Rome’s beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners has reopened for the summer season, with new safety measures in place,...

Animal culture in Rome: Not just a city for cats

Rome is known as being a sanctuary city for stray cats, but the true extent of Rome’s love for animals has been evident in Rome’s legislation since 2005. Roman Animal Rights Laws While Italy has n...

Rome’s Bioparco zoo reopens after lockdown

Bioparco di Roma reopens to visitors after lockdown. Rome's Bioparco, the capital's zoo, reopens to the public on Friday 29 May, following a closure of more than two months due to the covid-19 crisis...

Amatrice bids farewell to Aaron the hero dog

Aaron saved several lives in aftermath of Amatrice earthquake. "A friend, a colleague, a hero, a member of my family...I have run out of tears." Francesco Sacco, a dog trainer from Pescara, bid fa...

Italy: Whales swim in ship-free Strait of Messina

Coronavirus ban on ships gives whales freedom to swim undisturbed through Strait of Messina. The majestic sight of two whales swimming through a ship-free Strait of Messina was captured in aerial foo...

WWF: Italian regions make new laws for hunters during crisis

Coronavirus emergency has not stopped new regional laws in favour of hunters, say Italian wildlife agencies. Italy's main animal welfare associations claim that measures in favour of hunting activiti...

Wild animals roam free among Roman ruins

Birds and animals reclaim Palatine Hill for themselves during Rome's lockdown. Animals and birds living on Rome's Palatine Hill are taking advantage of the lack of tourists to "take back" the hill fo...
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Insieme in un segno

Sala 1 in collaboration with the Tito Amodei Fondation presents a selection of works inspired by the symbol of the “Cross”. Invited artists are Enrico Bentivoglio, Bruno Ceccobell...