Rome is anti-fascist city says mayor

Liberation of Rome anniversary coincides with death of Mario Gullace. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has said that "Rome was, is and always will be anti-fascist." The mayor was speaking at a ceremony i...

Fendi to restore four Rome fountains

Fendi sponsors cleaning and repair of four fountains in Rome.Luxury fashion house Fendi is to sponsor the cleaning of four well-known fountains in Rome as part of its Fendi for Fountains project which...

Rome to get new rubbish bins

New iron bins for Rome's city centre. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that new iron bins will be placed on streets around the city centre, replacing the transparent bins that were introduced ...

Holocaust memorial desecrated in Rome's Jewish Ghetto

Chilling message in German left on Holocaust memorial in Rome. A sticker with an inscription in German stating: "The murderer always returns to the scene of the crime" was attached to a Holocaust mem...

Rome's riverside beach to reopen for summer

Preparations underway to reopen Tiberis beach on banks of Tiber. Rome's artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber is expected to reopen "between the end of June and the beginning of August" ac...

Rome prisoners cut grass in Villa Borghese

Prisoners clean up ahead of Rome's Piazza di Siena horse show. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that prisoners are being used to cut grass and clean up the Galoppatoio and Piazza di Siena area...

Rome mobility agency misnames bridge dedicated to Holocaust survivor

City apologises after Ponte Spizzichino misnamed as Ponte della Garbatella. Rome's mobility agency has apologised after information panels placed at 57 car sharing sites across Rome referred to Ponte...

Labour Day in Rome on 1 May 2019

Rome marks International Workers' Day 2019 with free concert.On Wednesday 1 May, Labour Day, Italy dedicates a public holiday to its workers in celebration of the Festa dei Lavoratori. The annual nat...

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...
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