Nasoni: Rome's free drinking fountains

Rome's nasoni fountains provide free fresh drinking water. Rome is blessed with more than 2,500 drinking fountains, known as nasoni, which provide residents and visitors with free fresh water all yea...

Rome: sinkhole opens up in front of Pantheon

No injuries due to Italy's coronavirus lockdown. A sinkhole opened up in front of the Pantheon on the afternoon of 27 April, swallowing around 40 sampietrini cobblestones, reports Italian daily La St...

Rome celebrates 2,773rd birthday on social media

Traditional parades and gladiators fights cancelled due to coronavirus. Rome celebrates its 2,773rd birthday, Natale di Roma 2020, with a day-long programme of cultural events on television and socia...

Rome's Pantheon: empty and silent in stunning drone video

Rome's Pantheon as you have never seen it before. Rome deserted. An empty Pantheon at sunrise. Mist, majesty and perspective unite in unnervingly beautiful footage. Rome: empty and silent in...

Rome's Aurelian Walls defaced during lockdown

Retake Roma highlight vandalism on ancient Roman walls. Retake Roma, the voluntary movement which tackles Rome's urban decay, has published a photo on social media showing a large section of the city...

Rome's Trevi Fountain as you've never seen it before

Trevi Fountain filmed during Rome's lockdown. Rome's Trevi Fountain has been captured with stunning drone footage by videomaker Nils Astrologo. "The Trevi fountain in a perspective never seen befo...

Timelapse video of empty Rome in lockdown

Incredible timelapse footage taken on 24 March shows the usually-congested streets of Rome now virtually deserted amid a nationwide shutdown to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Italy in loc...

Happy birthday Federico: Romans sing to little boy from their balconies

Life in lockdown Italy: quarantined Romans take to their balconies to sing to toddler. Italy is in total shutdown, as part of efforts to contain the Coronavirus, meaning that birthday parties - even...

Exploring Rome's parks

While there is no end to amazing museums and archaeological sites in Rome, it is also refreshing to visit the city's parks, which offer vast expanses of greenery and have more than their fair share of...

The Decline of Rome’s iconic Stone Pines

Rome’s unique skyline scattered with steeping basilica domes, ancient forum ruins and the infamous Colosseum would not be complete without the silhouette of an Italian Stone Pine. Also known as Umbr...

How to find an Apartment in Rome

When studying abroad, or simply traveling for an extended amount of time, finding an apartment to rent may offer a cheaper means of living, compared to staying in an expensive dorm or hotel room. H...

Garbatella: Rome's Garden City

Garbatella has its own distinct Roman identity. Rome's Garbatella neighbourhood, which celebrates its centenary in 2020, was designed primarily to house railway and dock workers working in the neighb...

Rome's Garbatella celebrates 100 years in 2020

Rome neighbourhood of Garbatella marks centenary in 2020.The south Rome suburb of Garbatella is preparing to celebrate its 100th birthday on 18 February 2020. Garbatella's celebrations will mark the...

Rome: Ostiense is one of Europe's coolest quarters

Ostiense makes The Guardian's top 10 list of Europe's coolest neighbourhoods. Rome's Ostiense district, south of the city centre, has been included among a list of "10 of the coolest neighbourhoods i...

Rome: controversy over Trevi Fountain barrier

Experts critical of plan to install barrier around Rome landmark. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has defended the city's plan to install a protective barrier around the Trevi Fountain, saying that it woul...

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