Rome to reopen beach on banks of river Tiber

Tiberis is expected to open from 1 June until 12 September this year. Tiberis, Rome's artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber, is preparing to reopen again for the fourth summer in a row....

Rome city bus joins funeral cortege with 'Rest in Peace' display

Onlookers surprised to see public city bus join funeral procession in Rome suburb. It is not every day that a public bus joins in the funeral cortege of a private citizen but this is what happened in...

Rome bike path along river Tiber sparks debate

Sarcastic post by Rome mayoral candidate goes viral but city says project is work in progress. A newly asphalted bicycle track along Rome's river Tiber has become the target of derision since it was...

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. How...

Ryder Cup: Video posted by Rome mayor mixes up Colosseum with Arena of Nîmes

Rome mayor ridiculed for social media gaffe. Rome is hosting the Ryder Cup 2023 and in preparation for the major international golfing event the city's mayor, Virginia Raggi, launched a promotional v...

Rome's Spanish Steps bloom once again with spring azaleas

Azaleas return to the Spanish Steps in Rome this spring. Rome's Spanish Steps, which link Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità de’ Monti, are once again decorated with hundreds of flowering az...

Rome repaves piazza at tourist-free Pantheon

City takes advantage of lack of tourists to repave Piazza della Rotonda. Rome is undertaking works to repave the cobblestones, or sampietrini, at Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon. New...

Rome welcomes first woman traffic cop at landmark podium in Piazza Venezia

Cristina Corbucci becomes first female traffic conductor in Rome's Piazza Venezia. When Rome recently reintroduced the traffic conductor's podium in the central Piazza Venezia it was welcomed back by...

Italy's population hit by record low birth rate and highest death toll since world war two

Italy's gap between births and deaths in 2020 widest since 1918 during the Spanish flu epidemic. Italy's population fell by almost 384,000 last year, following record low births and the highest numbe...

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 to create 'Baroque-style' garden on Via Giulia

New green space to "heal an open wound in the heart of Rome." Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that works are underway to create a 'Baroque-style' garden above the underground car park on Via...

Rome sees return of traffic conductor's podium in Piazza Venezia

Podium used by traffic police is back in operation in central Rome. Romans have welcomed back the traditional sight of a traffic official conducting rush-hour transport from a podium in the city's ce...

Rome in March

Our ultimate guide to Rome in March.  Rome sees a rise in visitors in March, who take advantage of the warming weather to explore archaeological sites at length and make a trip to the beach. March is...

Rome reopens Via Sannio gardens after 8 years of Metro C works

Via Sannio gardens reopen to the public. Rome has reopened the gardens on Via Sannio, in the city's S. Giovanni district, after years of construction works for the Metro C project. The large public...

Rome rolls out cobblestone-stamped sidewalks

Rome's new stamped concrete pavements replicate cobblestones. Rome's newest sidewalks, in the southern Appio Claudio suburb, may at first glance look like they are made with the city's iconic 'sampie...
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