Earthquakes continue in central Italy

Italy should educate the public about disaster preparedness before the next earthquake strikes. Mary Wilsey “I didn't know that Italy had earthquakes,” was a common comment among foreigners in I...

Interview with British ambassador to Italy

Britain's new ambassador to Italy Jill Morris speaks to Wanted in Rome. Marco Venturini Wanted in Rome. Ambassador, like British residents in Italy, even Italians are worried about Brexit. Would...

Hugh O'Neill: Gaelic Prince and Tudor Lord

Hugh O'Neill was buried in Rome's S. Pietro in Montorio 400 years ago. Mícheál MacCraith More and more Irish visitors to Rome are including the Spanish Franciscan church S. Pietro in Montorio as...

Contemporary architecture in Rome

There has been some impressive architecture in Rome in the last couple of decades. Mary Wilsey With so much else to see, contemporary buildings in Rome are often overlooked. But a number of impr...

La Nuvola, Rome's new conference centre

Rome now has a futuristic new conference centre by Italian architect Massimilliano Fuksas. Margaret Stenhouse Sometimes miracles do happen – even in a city as beleaguered and beset with problems...

Animals: Italian idioms and double-meanings

Roaming the linguistic jungle between Italian and English. Martin Bennett Visit Rome’s Bioparco in Villa Borghese and una gazzella is a gazelle, una pantera a panther, un serpente a serpent, and...

The Hungarian Academy of Rome

Hungary has always nurtured close ties with Italy. Margaret Stenhouse Ever since the reign of King Mattias Corvino, the 15th-century Hungarian national hero, a silver thread of culture and faith...

San Gimignano: A town of fine towers

Autumn and spring are the best times to visit San Gimignano and its Tuscan environs. Andy Devane Arriving in this tower-topped town in central Tuscany is always going to be a visual treat, regardl...

Alice Pasquini: Roman street artist

Alice Pasquini creates street art in her native Rome and in cities around the world. Federico Borzelli Like Hop-o’-my-Thumb leaving pebbles to mark the path, Alice has spread her works across th...

Anglican Centre in Rome marks 50 years

Events celebrating Anglican-Catholic relations are at the heart of the programme for the Golden Jubilee. Marcus Walker In 1966 a momentous event took place which changed the shape of relations b...

Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery: At the foot of the Pyramid

Artists have portrayed Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery for three centuries. Nicholas Stanley-Price In 1872-73 the English artist Walter Crane spent 18 months on his honeymoon in Italy, most of it i...

Civita di Bagnoregio: Lazio town that refuses to die

Efforts to save Civita di Bagnoregio have been in place for centuries but have stepped up a gear in recent years. Andy Devane During a weekend in mid-July, the president of the Lazio region Nicola Z...

Rome's multiple layers

Like Rome’s monuments, a stay in the Eternal City is a many-layered experience and needs time to appreciate. Mike Dilien “A-NI-MAL! A-NI-MAL!” three year-old Stivan yells. He is sitting on the k...

Superstudio: Radical Italian architecture

MAXXI celebrates the legacy of Italy's foremost "radical architecture" group. Jacopo Benci The exhibition Superstudio 50 at the MAXXI in Rome celebrates the 50th anniversary of Superstudio, the...

Rome's Oskar Schindler

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty saved the lives of over 6,000 escapees in Rome during world war two. Mícheál MacCraith On 8 May a plaque was unveiled at the Vatican's Collegium Teutonicum to honour th...

Lampedusa embraces its heritage

The president of the American University of Rome outlines how Lampedusa could turn to archaeology to help it through difficult times. Richard Hodges Flying south of Agrigento the blue begins, ev...

S. Cecilia to perform a special concert for Rome

Sir Antonio Pappano talks to Wanted in Rome about the special concert at the Foro Italico on 5 July and the importance S. Cecilia.   Think of taking a symphony orchestra out of its concert...

Shakespeare Lives: Rome remembers The Bard

Rome plays its part in marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Andy Devane "Not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more." This is the Shakespeare quotation chosen by Christ...

Kentridge mural triumphs in Rome

William Kentridge triumphs with mural along the river Tiber in Rome. Andy Devane “Every country has both a heroic history and a shameful history,” noted the internationally acclaimed South Afric...

Metamorphoses in the Turano Valley

The Turano Valley has been of strategic interest over the centuries. The impressive fortress of Rocca Sinibalda overlooks and protects the tiny mediaeval village at its foot, dominating the meander...

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