Vatican Museums reopen after lockdown on 1 June

Visits to the Vatican Museums will be by reservation only. The Vatican Museums will reopen to the public on 1 June after a closure of almost three-months due to the covid-19 emergency, however the mu...

Rome: Doria Pamphilj Gallery reopens after lockdown

Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome to open by reservation only. Rome's Doria Pamphilj Gallery and its priceless art collection reopens to the public on 30 May after a closure of more than two months due...

Rome celebrates 100 years of Alberto Sordi

Centenary exhibition to be held at Sordi's villa in Rome. Rome will host an exhibition dedicated to the life and career of the much-loved Roman actor Alberto Sordi (1920-2003) at his former residence...

Rome: Lucky few have Galleria Borghese all to themselves

Rome's Galleria Borghese welcomes 100 visitors on first day open after lockdown. Galleria Borghese is one of Rome's most magnificent museums. It is also one of the select few to have reopened foll...

Rome's free outdoor film festival returns this summer

Cinema in Piazza film festival returns to Rome this summer. 2020 has already proved to be a profoundly challenging year for cultural events, particularly ones that involve large crowds, and particula...

Jim Dine interview with Wanted in Rome

Wanted in Rome put some questions to the celebrated US artist Jim Dine whose work is the focus of a major exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. Interview by Marco Venturini WIR: This re...

Rome opera house cancels summer season at Baths of Caracalla

Baths of Caracalla not suited as opera venue due to Italy's social distancing measures to contain coronavirus. Rome's opera house, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, has made the widely-expected decision to...

Vatican restores Raphael paintings lost for 500 years

Raphael's final paintings unveiled in the Vatican after shock discovery in 2017. The Vatican Museums have unveiled the final paintings of the High Renaissance master Raphael, which were discovered du...

Rome to reopen world's greatest Raphael show

Raphael exhibition in Rome was closed due to the coronavirus emergency. Raffaello 1520-1483, hailed as the world's greatest Raphael show, is to reopen on 2 June, on the occasion of Italy's national d...

Rome museums reopen after lockdown

Rome museums will reopen gradually from 18 May followed by the reopening of theatres and cinemas on 15 June. Rome's museums, galleries and archaeological sites begin to reopen from 18 May, on a gradu...

Rome museums get ready to reopen

Rome residents encouraged to seize the opportunity to visit the city's tourist-free museums. Rome's museums are undertaking a series of anti-contagion precautionary measures as they prepare to reopen...

Opera in Italy to relaunch with open-air shows in Rome park

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma to present Verdi's Rigoletto in Villa Borghese. Rome's Opera House is planning to stage an outdoor production of Verdi's Rigoletto at a central Rome park in July, in what is...

Rome: Keats-Shelley House launches digital archive

Rome museum puts rare collections of the Romantic poets online. The Keats-Shelley House Museum and Library in Rome has launched its new digital collections of manuscripts and art celebrating the live...

The Colosseum looks to the post covid-19 era

Alfonsina Russo, director of the Colosseum Archaeological Park, talks to Wanted in Rome about the new realities of managing one of the world's most visited tourist sites in the era of covid-19. Inter...

Vatican Museums prepare to reopen soon

Vatican to reopen its museums - currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic - but entry will be by reservation only. The Vatican Museums will soon be reopened to the public, in compliance with s...
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