Italian elections head for uncertain outcome

Polls point to hung parliament after 4 March vote. By Laura Clarke.   On 4 March Italians go to the polls to elect their new parliament, as well as the regional councils in Lazio and Lombardia....

Wanted in Rome Junior: St George's British International School

Panic, collision, the silence of an empty road By Anna Johnson, Year 11, St George's British International SchoolWe don’t decide what it is that we remember. From the thousands of finely interconnect...

Artists at Rome's Opera House

By Andy Devane. The artistic legacy of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is brought to life in a sumptuous exhibition at Palazzo Braschi in Rome When he became sovrintendente of Rome's opera house in 2013,...

Rome's S. Susanna becomes St Patrick's

A new home for Rome's American Catholic community is also a happy outcome for the Irish Augustinians. By Andy Devane On 23 September a removal team hauled 28 wooden pews out of the church of S. Su...

Painting in the contact zone: American artists in postwar Rome

American artists chose Rome over Paris in the immediate postwar yearsBy Peter Benson MillerAfter world war two, Rome lured several American artists whose work became more abstract as they assimilated...

Wanted in Rome, what's new

Wanted in Rome continues to expand in print and digital media By Marco Venturini Since March 1985 our goal has been to help and inform the expat community in Rome, and in Italy. Our mission is, and...

At home in Rome

 By Mary Wilsey.   Tourists are spending less time and money in Rome “There is one point which cannot be sufficiently impressed upon those who wish to take away more than a surface impression...

The gentrification of Rome's Testaccio district

An insider’s view on the disappearance of a once important industrial neighbourhood. Piazza Testaccio is an elegant square with clean benches, pruned trees and a white fountain. On this chilly Satu...

Guide to registering births and deaths in Italy

Our guide to the civil documents required when registering births and deaths in Italy. Life is filled with joys and sorrows, the happiness of a birth and the deep  sadness on the death of a loved one...

Living la dolce vita: obtaining a visa and permesso di soggiorno in Italy

Residency and citizenship for non-Europeans in Italy: How to obtain a visa and permesso di soggiorno in Italy. Whether seeking the sites, culture and flavours of Italy or broadening working and busin...

Journey into hidden Umbria

Judith Works reviews The Painted Palazzo/Il Palazzo Dipinto by Mary Jane Cryan.Generations of travellers on their Grand Tour have passed through the region of northern Lazio known as Etruria, briefly...

Wanted in Rome Junior: Poetry from St Stephen's

St Stephen's School: A selection of work from Moira Egan's Creative Writing Classes, 2016-17.**Winner of the 2017 Keats-Shelley House Poetry Prize**Cristina Rizzo (grade 11)Mud       after Wilfred Owe...

Italian and new-entry anglicisms

A loose lexicon of new and amusing terms between Italian and anglicisms. Tired of wading through the political pages of, say, La Repubblica or Corriere della Sera – their column tracing who’s in powe...

Roma Regina Aquarum

By Mary Wilsey.   Rome was threatened with water rationing at the end of July but political bickering and mismanagement are as much a problem as the shortage of water itself.Roma, Regina Aquarum are...

Harmonia Sacra

By Peter Leech.   A British choir revives the forgotten glories of Rome's 18th-century music with two ground-breaking concerts this month.Harmonia Sacra was formed in Bristol in 2009 by the choi...

Rome's ecumenical garden

By Dana English.A hidden garden at the monastery of S. Gregorio al Celio is a tangible symbol of ecumenism in Rome.The ancient foundations of the Monastery of S. Gregorio al Celio have stood for over...

Saving Italy's earthquake art

By Margaret Stenhouse. Italy is working to salvage its cultural heritage after recent devastating earthquakes. The doors of the vast hanger adjoining the Italian state forestry corps barracks at Cit...

Rome street art: underground comes indoors

Rome's urban art faces the perils of the street while MACRO ushers the counterculture movement inside. By Andy Devane"Otto!" hissed the wide-eyed little girl, chasing after her labrador through a g...

Wanted in Rome Junior: Cavour Metro

Dalia Impiglia, Year 12 at St George's British International School, takes a vivid walk to the Colosseum.The metro is sticky, alive; it is damp and I do not know why since the air outside is cool but...

Mafia Capitale ringleaders sentenced in Rome

The ringleaders of the so-called Mafia Capitale case, involving a crime syndicate infiltrating Rome's city hall, were sentenced by a court in the Italian capital on 20 July. Massimo Carminati, a noto...
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