Rome opposes violence against women

Rome supports International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. A total of 152 women were murdered in Italy in 2014, with 94 per cent of the deaths attributed to men, according to a...

Mafia Capitale prosecutors indict ex-mayor Alemanno

Rome's ex right-wing mayor Gianni Alemanno accused of corruption. Prosecutors in Rome have sought an indictment for the city's former mayor Gianni Alemanno on accusations of corruption, in connecti...

Mafia Capitale trial opens

46 defendants in Rome's mafia trial. The first hearing in the so-called Mafia Capitale trial, the result of the biggest investigation into organised crime in Rome's modern history, opened at the...

Car thieves like small models best

Over half of stolen cars never recovered. Over 300 cars are stolen a day in Italy, according to a report from the ministry of the interior. But it is not the luxury cars that are disappearing. I...

Mafia Capitale trial opens in Rome

Former chief of Rome's AMA rubbish agency faces corruption charges. The first part of the Mafia Capitale trial into alleged criminal infiltration of Rome's city hall opens on 20 October when the fo...

Anti-mafia protest in Rome

Capital stands up to organised crime following lavish Mafia funeral. Politicians, trade unions and civil society associations are staging an anti-mafia protest at Piazza Don Bosco in Rome's Cinecit...

Mafia funeral in Rome draws protests

Sit-in set for 3 September. A demonstration to protest the ostentatious funeral of the mafia boss, Vittorio Casamonica, is being called for 3 September. The heads of Rome's 15 municipal distric...

Police impound Rome marina

Assets of €400 million seized at port in Ostia Rome's provincial finance police have impounded assets at Ostia's Porto Turistico di Roma marina, including yachts, car parks, offices and shops worth...

Tourist caught carving initials on Colosseum

Latest act of vandalism by tourists at Rome monument. A Lebanese tourist was caught defacing a pillar at Rome's Colosseum on the afternoon of 11 July, according to the Italian newspaper Corriere de...

New wave of arrests in Rome mafia probe

Rome mayor refuses to resign. Police arrested five people on 9 June as part of an ever-widening investigation into a mafia syndicate allegedly operating within Rome's city administration. The fi...

Renzi intervenes in Rome Mafia case

Junior government minister under investigation over alleged Mafia links. Italian premier Matteo Renzi has intervened following an investigation into a junior government minister as part of the burg...

More arrests in Rome mafia case

Second wave of arrests in so-called Mafia Capitale investigation. Italian police have made 44 arrests in Lazio, Abruzzo and Sicily, in the second part of the ongoing case involving an alleged mafia...

Guard dogs at Rome's busiest metro stations

ATAC increases security at Spagna, Colosseo and Termini From 25 February security personnel at three of Rome's busiest metro stations will be accompanied by guard dogs, as part of increased securit...

Dutch football hooligans wreak havoc in Rome

Rioting Feyenoord fans vandalise 17th-century fountain Fans of Dutch football team Feyenoord rioted in Rome's Piazza di Spagna during the late afternoon on 19 February, ahead of a Europa League match...

Schettino gets 16 years for Concordia disaster

Former captain guilty of multiple manslaughter The former captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 years in prison by a court...

Rome mayor backs red light zone in EUR

Controversial plan will see prostitution tolerated in non-residential area of EUR Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino and his administration have approved plans for a red light zone in a non-residential ar...

Rome unveils record seizure of looted antiquities

Italian police display recovered stolen treasures Italian art police unveiled their largest-ever single seizure of looted antiquities, comprising more than 5,000 archaeological items, during a pres...

Pepper spray for Rome police

Six-month training and trial period begins January Italy's interior ministry has issued Rome police with pepper spray as part of a six-month trial, with 650 officers in the capital beginning train...

Rome mafia exploited immigrants and gypsies

Racket earned Rome mafia "more money than drug trafficking" Judicial documents have revealed that funding destined for immigrants and members of the Roma community was the main source of income fo...

Growing incidents of knockout attacks in Rome

Some victims being assaulted with knuckle dusters Police in Rome are reporting growing cases of the violent phenomenon known as "knockout", whereby unsuspecting passers-by are punched in the face w...
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Insieme in un segno

Sala 1 in collaboration with the Tito Amodei Fondation presents a selection of works inspired by the symbol of the “Cross”. Invited artists are Enrico Bentivoglio, Bruno Ceccobell...