Rome piazza lights up each time baby is born

Piazza del Popolo lights are linked to maternity ward in Rome hospital. A public art project in Rome’s central Piazza del Popolo celebrates the "universal event of birth", according to its organisers...

Rome considers Camilleri honorary citizenship

Thousands bid farewell to Camilleri at Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi said that the city is considering honorary citizenship for Andrea Camilleri, the acclaimed Sicilian auth...

Andrea Camilleri dies in Rome

Inspector Montalbano author died in Rome hospital on 17 July. Andrea Camilleri, one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, died in Rome on 17 July at the age of 93. Best known as the author of the Ins...

Contemporary art at Rome's presidential palace

Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome celebrates contemporary Italian art. Italy's presidential palace in Rome - the 16th-century Palazzo del Quirinale - has added 68 pieces of contemporary art by Italian ar...

New space for major art shows in Rome's Piazza Venezia

Palazzo Bonaparte to host large-scale exhibitions in the centre of Rome. Rome welomes a major new exhibition space at the recently-restored Palazzo Bonaparte in the city centre, where Via del Corso m...

New Arts Director at American Academy in Rome

Elizabeth Rodini succeeds Peter Benson Miller. Scholar and curator Elizabeth Rodini begins a three-year term as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) on 1 July. R...

Rome Auditorium honours Claudio Abbado

Auditorium Parco della Musica pays tribute to late Italian conductor.The roof gardens of Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica have been named in honour of Claudio Abbado, the internationally celebrate...

Tree trunk sculpture in Rome's Orange Garden

Andrea Gandini creates tree stump sculpture on Rome's Aventine hill. The young Roman artist Andrea Gandini has created a new tree trunk sculpture in the Giardini degli Aranci, Rome's Orange Garden on...

Carpet of flowers for Rome's patron saints

Historic floral display for Rome's patron saints Peter and Paul. Rome celebrates its patron saints, Peter and Paul, with a public holiday in the capital on Saturday 29 June. The historic infiorata...

Rome opens tunnels under Baths of Caracalla

Visitors can descend to network of tunnels where slaves once worked to heat baths. It is now possible to visit a previously sealed-off stretch of the labyrinthine network of tunnels under Rome's Bath...

Villa Farnesina in Rome

Often considered to be one of the greatest artistic by-products of the Italian Renaissance, the historic Villa of Farnesina is located adjacent to the Tiber river in Trastevere. Construction of the...

Former paper works becomes art centre CityLab 971

  First abandoned, then home for displaced Roma. The abandoned former paper factory on Rome’s Via Salaria, for many years a temporary home for gypsies expelled from their camps in the city, is bei...

Student defaces Rome's Colosseum

German student carves initials on Colosseum in Rome. A 14-year-old schoolboy from Germany has become the latest tourist to be caught vandalising the Colosseum. The student, who was on a school tou...

Rome museums free for Festa della Repubblica

Rome city museums and some state museums free on 2 June. All city-run museums will be open free of charge for the 73rd celebration of Italy's national day, Festa della Repubblica, on Sunday 2 June....

Rome's free museums

Eight of Rome's city-run museums are open for free, all year round. The municipal museums, which are located in the city centre, the park of Villa Borghese and the suburbs, range from collections of a...

Rome's newest art museum celebrates first year

Palazzo Merulana marks first anniversary in Rome.Rome's Palazzo Merulana, a museum hosting the important early 20th-century art collection of the Cerasi Foundation, celebrates its first birthday with...

Bomarzo: Park of Monsters near Rome

A 16th-century park of monsters in Bomarzo makes a fascinating day trip from Rome. The origins of this charming town in north Lazio date back to the Etruscan era however Bomarzo is known primarily fo...

Visit historic train of kings and presidents in Rome

FAI offers free tours of vintage train once used by Italy's kings and heads of state. The public will have a chance to visit the luxuriously-fitted train once by used Italy's presidents, and before t...

Italy issues Leonardo da Vinci stamps

Poste Italiane and Royal Mail issue stamps in honour of Leonardo da Vinci. Italy's postal service Poste Italiane has launched a set of four stamps commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of...

Rome's Circus Maximus comes to life with virtual reality

Circo Maximo Experience offers 3D tours in six languages. The Circo Maximo Experience, open from 23 May, offers visitors the chance to "relive the ancient splendours of the Circus Maximus in the Impe...
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