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...

Rome moves bus terminal before opening Mausoleum of Augustus

Rome prepares to open Mausoleum of Augustus on 1 March. Rome is to move the city bus terminal from Piazza Augusto Imperatore ahead of the much-anticipated reopening of the Mausoleum of Augustus on 1...

Rome mayor's fury over 15 mattresses dumped on street near Vatican

Raggi slams those responsible for dumping trash on Rome's streets. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi said she was "infuriated" by the sight of 15 mattresses dumped overnight on a street in the city's upmarke...

Rome plants trees in Piazza S. Silvestro

Piazza S. Silvestro finally gets trees almost a decade after the square's restyling. Rome's central Piazza S. Silvestro is to have an injection of greenery after the city planted four trees in the sq...

Exploring Rome's parks

A guide to the most famous and important parks in Rome. 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 ex...

Rome in February

Rome in February is ideal for visiting museums, long walks and enjoying hearty Roman food. From the second half of the month you can feel the approach of spring.  Temperatures are generally mild, bu...

Rome issues guidelines in event of snow

Rome issues online brochure to help residents in event of snow and ice. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has issued guidelines to help the city's residents in the event of ice and snow as temperatures in...

Rome's new bins get thumbs down from smokers

Rome unveiled new-look bins at the Pantheon but it seems that smokers are not happy. When Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi unveiled the city's new-look trash bins last month, many people were impressed an...

Rome bans fireworks on New Year's Eve

Rome mayor bans use of firecrackers and bangers over New Year. Rome has banned the use of firecrackers, bangers, rockets and other explosive material from 31 December 2020 until midnight on 6 January...

Rome rolls out new-look trash bins in the centre

Rome mayor says that coming up with new bin design was not easy. "Here are the new iron bins that will replace the ones in the historic centre with the horrible hanging transparent plastic bags," ann...

Spelacchio: Rome lights up Christmas tree in Piazza Venezia

Rome to light up Via del Corso and illuminate Piazza Navona fountains. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi will switch on the 100,000 led lights on the city's Christmas tree in Piazza Venezia at 17.45 on Tuesd...

Rome to light up Christmas tree on Festa dell'Immacolata

Italy marks Feast of Immaculate Conception with public holiday. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December is a Catholic holy day as well as a national public holiday in Italy. The fact...

All you need to know about Rome in December

Italian holiday traditions and the beautiful winter light make December in Rome a special time to visit. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas season, stroll the shopping streets alight with classic...

Quality of life: Rome moves up 26 positions

The effects of covid on quality of life: Rome moves up 26 positions while cities in Northern Italy collapse. Italia Oggi and La Sapienza University of Rome have released their annual ranking on the q...

Rome mayor slams motorbike stunt in Coppedè fountain but video was years old

Mayor condemns footage of motorbike stunt in newly-restored Rome fountain but the video turns out to be years old. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has condemned the "disgraceful" actions of a youth who dro...

Rome traffic cops have sex in the service car with the radio on

  A long night patrol in front of the Roman park of Tor di Quinto, in the distance the soft lights of the Grande Raccordo Annulare highway.  A setting that sparked romance. A few days ago, a Mun...

Rome fines Trevi Fountain protester €1,500

Police wade into Trevi Fountain to drag protester out of the water. Rome police fined a 24-year-old Venezuelan man €1,500 after he climbed onto the Trevi Fountain and jumped into its waters at luncht...

Rome fountain vandalised in Piazza Navona

Rome police caught vandal who now faces criminal charges for vandalising the Fountain of the Moor. One of Rome's celebrated fountains, the Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona, has been vandalised by a...

Rome: ghost of madcap street performer brings colour to his old piazza

Rome to remember Remigio with a plaque in Piazza Barberini. Rome's central Piazza Barberini this weekend saw the "return" of Remigio De Leonardis, the eccentric street performer who entertained peopl...
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