Rome's Spanish Steps blooms with azaleas

300 lilac and white azaleas decorate the Spanish Steps. Rome's Spanish Steps, which link Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità de’ Monti, are currently decorated with 300 white and lilac azalea...

Rome delays taking Trevi Fountain coins away from charity

Capital delays plan to claim tourists' coins from Rome charity Caritas. Rome's cash-strapped city administration has back-tracked on its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into th...

Rome tarmacs over cobblestones for Formula E

City says asphalt will be removed from cobblestones after April car race.The cobblestoned streets around the Palazzo dei Congressi building in Rome's southern EUR suburb have been covered in asphalt i...

Investigation into Rome's potholes

City announces €17 million plan to fill 50,000 potholes in Rome. Rome prosecutors have opened an investigation into the capital's potholes following complaints from consumer associations, according t...

Army clears snow from Rome streets

Commuters advised to limit travel in Rome area on 26 February. The army has been drafted in to clear snow from the streets of Rome after the capital woke up to a snowfall of around 10 centimetres on...

Soldier kills himself in Rome metro station

On-duty soldier shot himself at Rome's central Barberini station.A police investigation has opened after an Italian soldier killed himself while on duty at Rome's Barberini metro station at 11.00 on T...

Babingtons celebrates 125 years in Rome

English tea rooms at Spanish Steps marks anniversary with series of events.Babingtons, the historic English tea rooms established in Rome in 1893, marked its 125th anniversary with a cocktail party at...

Rome streets cave in again

Woman injured after falling into chasm in Rome's Piazza Bologna area.   A 78-year-old woman was hospitalised after part of the street she was walking on collapsed on Via Catania, near Piazza Bologna...

Rome’s ‘mangy’ Christmas tree gets new life

Rome’s world-famous Christmas tree, affectionately known as Spelacchio, is to be given new life. Rome's Christmas tree is to be recycled and turned into a wooden cabin for parents and children, with...

Only one public toilet open in Rome

Rome's only public toilet to remain open is in Piazza Vittorio. Rome has 57 public toilets, located underground and at street level, however all but one of these is now closed according to a report i...

Rome illuminates Palatine hill

Rome's Palatine monuments floodlit after 13 years in the dark. The archaeological monuments on Rome's Palatine hill are now illuminated at night, after 13 years of darkness, thanks to a new permanent...

Befana in Rome 2018

Public holiday of cultural and religious events, activities for kids and shopping in Rome on 6 January. Italians celebrate the religious feast of the Epiphany, or the more popular one of La Befana, o...

Rome's dead Christmas tree reported to audit court

Consumer group file report over Rome public funds spent on "dead tree". Consumer watchdog Codacons has filed a report to the audit court over the use of €48,600 of taxpayers' funds for Rome's lifeles...

Rome's Christmas tree sparks debate

Christmas tree in central Rome ridiculed on social media.For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in Rome's Piazza Venezia has been the subject of ridicule, with Romans christening it Spelacchi...

Rome to have Tiber beach in summer 2018

Mayor of Rome announces plans to redevelop Tiber river.Rome will have an artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber next summer, according to plans announced by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi o...

Rome Christmas market stalled over security row

Future remains uncertain for Piazza Navona Befana market. Rome's Befana Christmas market, which was scheduled to return to Piazza Navona after three years on 2 December, has so far failed to open due...

Christmas markets in Rome

From handcrafts to vintage, Rome's Christmas markets help to create a festive atmosphere in the city each December. The capital's best known Christmas market, the Befana at Piazza Navona, returns in...

Starbucks comes to Rome

Starbucks to open outlets at Termini and Piazza di Spagna in spring 2018.Starbucks, the US-based chain of coffee shops, is set to launch two outlets in Rome next spring: one at Termini station and the...

Controversy over licences for Rome's Christmas market

Tredicine clan awarded multiple licences for Befana market in Piazza Navona. The Befana Christmas market returns to Piazza Navona after three years following the awarding of 48 operating licenses by...

Rome's rose garden opens in October

Municipal rose garden open from 1-15 October. This year Rome's rose garden is open to the public from 1-15 October, each day from 08.30-18.00. The Roseto Comunale is home to 1,000 different varietie...

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