Rome closes Colosseum on Good Friday

Pope Francis leads Via Crucis ceremony at Colosseum on 19 April. The Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum will close to visitors at 13.00, with last entry at midday, on Friday 19 April. The cl...

Tourist fined €450 for jumping in Rome fountain

Alcohol restrictions in Rome areas associated with nightlife. Rome police caught a 35-year-old French tourist splashing around in the fountain of S. Maria in Trastevere in the early hours of 14 April...

Rome renews Colosseum lighting system

Colosseum illuminated at night with almost 300 floodlights. The Colosseum is once again fully lit at night after four teams of technicians from Rome's energy company ACEA replaced 120 floodlights and...

Street food from Rome's Testaccio market delivered to your door

Uber Eats launches delivery service from Testaccio market in Rome.Street food from Testaccio market can now be delivered direct to your door thanks to Uber Eats, the US-based online food ordering and...

No more camion bars and souvenir stands at Rome monuments

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi thanks predecessor Ignazio Marino. The Rome city administration now has the authority to move mobile snack bars and souvenir stalls away from cultural and archaeological sit...

Capitoline Museums close for Pope Francis visit

Pope Francis to visit Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi on 26 March. The Capitoline Museums will be closed until 14.00 on Tuesday 26 March for security reasons during the visit of Pope Francis to Rome's ci...

Rome's 2,772nd birthday festivities at risk as city axes funding

Gruppo Storico Romano says it may be forced to cancel Rome's birthday festival. The traditional Natale di Roma celebrations scheduled for Rome's 2,772nd birthday are at risk of being cancelled after...

Rome to restore Vota Garibaldi sign in Garbatella

Uproar in Garbatella after historic sign painted over by mistake. Rome city council says that the historic inscription "Vote Garibaldi" will be restored after being removed by mistake from the city's...

Rome clamps down on street dumping

Cameras installed to catch people dumping bulky waste on Rome's streets. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi says she is taking a tough stance against people who dump rubbish around the city by installing doze...

Electric three-wheeler bikes for Rome's postini

Poste Italiane embraces electric-powered motorcylces in Rome. Rome's postini can now deliver mail using electric three-wheelers after Poste Italiane acquired 55 of the eco-friendly trikes to be used...

New police commissioner in Rome

Former questore of Bari comes to Rome. Carmine Esposito becomes Rome's new questore, or police commissioner, after being appointed by Italy's council of ministers, the principal executive organ of th...

Rome to reduce wait for ID cards

Rome deploys extra staff in bid to speed up carta d'identità process. Rome has increased the number of employees issuing electronic identity cards, or carte d'identità, in an effort to reduce the sig...

Fallen tree closes Rome's Viale Mazzini

Fallen tree closes Rome's Viale Mazzini. Two people have been injured seriously after a large pine tree fell across Viale Mazzini in the Prati district of Rome on the morning of 25 February. The t...

Rome's parks closed after strong winds batter city

Trees fall across Rome during gales.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the closure of the city's parks, villas and cemeteries after strong winds battered the capital on 23 February. The closure, e...

Rome city hall victim of €55 million nickel scam

Rome accepted nickel valued at €40k to guarantee €55 million debt. Rome city hall is the victim of a €55 million scam involving a roll of nickel wire, in a bizarre tale reported by daily Rome newspap...

Extra police checks in Rome's nightlife areas

Rome police focus on nightlife areas in wake of recent violent incidents. Rome police officers are to step up checks in areas of the city most associated with nightlife, according to Italian news age...

Rome risks rubbish collection strike

Rome rubbish workers' unions threaten strike at end of February. Trade unions representing employees of AMA, Rome's waste collection company, have threatened a strike at the end of February if Rome m...

Large pine tree falls in front of Rome school

Corso Trieste closed after pine tree hit parked cars and exterior of school. A mature pine tree fell across Corso Trieste, a busy street in north-east Rome, hitting several parked cars and the exteri...

Rome illuminates Synagogue with LED lights

New lights switched on at Rome's Synagogue.A new LED lighting system has been installed at Rome's Synagogue by the capital's energy supplier ACEA. The lights were switched on at a ceremony attended b...

Rat on board Rome's Metro B

Video shows large rat travelling on Rome metro. Video footage showing a large rat ambling around a carriage on Rome's Metro B line was shared by politician Stefano Pedica of the centre-left Partito D...

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