Rome marks UN day to eliminate violence against women

On average 120 women are killed by men each year in Italy, mostly by members of their own family or close friends. One woman in three will be subjected to violence by men, both physical and sexual, du...

US student stabbed in Rome

A 19-year-old American foreign exchange student was stabbed 25 times in Rome's central Monti district at dawn on 1 November, following a night of Hallowe'en partying. The victim was stabbed with a...

"Cash trapping" comes to Rome

Police in Rome have discovered a new system used by thieves to steal money by tampering with bank machines. Known as "cash trapping" the method involves inserting a metal clip into the banknote dis...

Flash fighting in Rome’s Piazza Cavour

The newly-restyled Piazza Cavour in Rome's Prati district has become the scene of large-scale organised street fights over the last two weekends. Up to 300 youths congregated in the square on the n...

Public disorder in Rome’s summer heat

Over recent nights there have been a number of high-profile incidents on Rome's streets, some of them involving tourists and foreigners. In the early morning of 11 July a 22-year old Australian woman...

?Centurions

Two men dressed as centurions, who charge tourists for appearing in their photographs, were arrested on 2 July after an altercation with Rome police near the Colosseum. Police spotted the costumed me...

Rome reacts to Brindisi bombing

Rome has cancelled all events associated with the city's Museum Night on 19 May as a sign of respect for the victims of the bomb attack at a school in southern Italy on Saturday morning. The explos...

Costa Crociera captain released on house arrest

The death toll from the shipwreck off the Tuscan island of Giglio north of Rome has risen to 11, following the discovery of a further five bodies during the afternoon of 17 January, four days after th...

Knox flies out of Rome

As the debate rages on about the merits and demerits of the Knox-Sollecito verdict in the Perugia murder case of Meredith Kercher the United States and British embassies in Rome are coping with both t...

Perugia under media seige for Kercher verdict

Over 400 accredited journalists from all over the world have made camp outside Perugia

Hoax bomb threat causes Colosseum evacuation

A phone-call from a civil defence volunteer at about 17.00 on Sunday 7 August warning of a bomb in the Colosseum caused security forces to evacuate and cordon off the monument. Fire-fighters fou...

Is Rome becoming a violent city?

Rome is in shock after the recent shooting in the central Prati district of the city where a 33-year old Roman, Flavio Simmi, was riddled with ten bullets in front of his partner. The victim leaves tw...

Violence in Campo de' Fiori

An Englishman ended up in hospital on Saturday night after another night of weekend violence and drunkness in Campo de' Fiori, in which a small drinking fountain (or nasone) in front of Giordano Bruno

Silvio Berlusconi sex charge trial set for 6 April

An examining judge in Milan has served notice on the Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, to appear before the fourth section of the criminal court to answer charges of abuse of power and involv...

New wing to open at Rome's MACRO

The new wing of MACRO, Rome

Rome's pickpockets among world's worst

For the second consecutive year, the leading travel booking and information website TripAdvisor.com has ranked Rome as the second worst city in the world for incidents involving pickpockets. Tripadvis...

Rome updates CCTV surveillance system

A new centre for 24-hour video surveillance of Rome has been opened in Piazza Giovanni da Verrazzano. The Sala Sistema Roma, housed in a former cigarette factory, was opened by the mayor, Gianni Alema...

Mills perjury conviction upheld

An Italian court of appeal has upheld a sentence convicting British tax lawyer David Mills of taking a $600,000 bribe to perjure himself in trials involving prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his ho...

Corruption costs Italy billions.

An audit by the state court of accounts estimates that bureaucratic corruption in 2008 cost Italian taxpayers between
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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...