Rome autopsy reveals that American student died by drowning

Autopsy rules out possibility that student was already dead when pushed into Tiber. The results of an official autopsy cite drowning as the cause of death of Beau Solomon, the 19-year-old American...

Rome manhole covers stolen for scrap

Rome drain covers and fountain tops sold to illegal scrap merchants. Dozens of cast-iron manhole covers have been stolen recently in Rome's suburbs, with about 50 alone taken from along Viadotto Gr...

European Court of Human Rights accepts Amanda Knox case

European court accepts case brought by Amanda Knox against Italy. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has accepted an appeal against Italy by Amanda Knox, the American woman acquitted last y...

Escaped Rome prisoners caught

One prisoner gave himself up, the other arrested outside Rome. Two prisoners who escaped from Rome's Rebibbia jail on 14 February are back in custody after one gave himself up on the afternoon of 1...

Rome manhunt for escaped prisoners

Inmates remain at large after breaking out of Rome prison. A police manhunt is in operation in the greater Rome area for two prisoners who broke out of the city's Rebibbia jail during the evening o...

Tortured body of Italian student found in Cairo

Death of Italian student strains normally close Italo-Egyptian relations. Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has called for the body of missing Italian student Giulio Regeni to be returned to Ital...

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...
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