Top 10 Christmas exhibitions in Rome

Rome has numerous art exhibitions, from blockbusters to smaller shows, taking place over the festive season. Here is our list of the top ten exhibitions to see in Rome this Christmas. 1. Marvel at th...

Rome's Pantheon to charge €2 entry fee

New €2 entrance fee for Rome's Pantheon from May 2018.Visitors to Rome's Pantheon will have to pay a €2 entry fee from 2 May 2018, according to an announcement by Italy's culture minister Dario France...

New head of Colosseum archaeological park

Alfonsina Russo named director of new Colosseum archaeological park.Italian archaeologist Alfonsina Russo has been appointed director of the new Colosseum archaeological park which, in addition to the...

New English-language bookshop in Rome

When the independent bookstore Otherwise opens in the heart of Rome on 30 November it will stock exclusively English-language books and become a cultural meeting place for Rome's English reading commu...

Rome’s National Museum of Oriental Art moves to EUR

Oriental museum has closed pending move to Rome suburbs.The Italian culture ministry is to transfer Rome's recently-closed oriental museum from its Via Merulana base in the Esquilino district to the M...

Italy's museums increase revenue and visitors numbers

€50 million increase in income and 18.5 per cent rise in visitors from 2013-2016.Italian state museums registered an increased revenue of about €50 million between 2013 and 2016, according to figures...

Activist dyes Trevi Fountain waters red

Graziano Cecchini repeats same 'vandalism-art' stunt as ten years ago.The waters of Rome's Trevi Fountain were turned red during the afternoon of 26 October by Graziano Cecchini, an anarchic activist-...

Return of Rome Art Week

Second edition of RAW is supported by Italian culture ministry. The second edition of Rome Art Week (RAW), the contemporary art festival of free cultural events in Roman galleries and studios, takes...

Peek inside Italy's bank buildings

Over 100 bank buildings open their doors across Italy.The 16th edition of Invito a Palazzo offers the public a glimpse inside the head offices of a variety of Italy’s banks, free of charge, on Saturda...

Rome's Fiamma cinema closes

Multi-sala cinema showed films in original English-language versions.The Fiamma cinema, which screened English-language movies regularly, has closed according to report in Italian daily newspaper La R...

Rome museums free on 1 October

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. State-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica al Muse...

Rome marks European Heritage Days

Late opening at many Rome museums on Saturday night. A nationwide programme of events takes place in Italy to mark European Heritage Days which is marked across Europe on the weekend of 23-24 Septemb...

Night visits to Rome's Baths of Caracalla

Guided tours in English and Italian until 18 October.The Baths of Caracalla will be open to the public every Tuesday and Friday evening until 18 October, with guided tours in Italian and English avail...

Italian court overturns ruling against Colosseum park

Top administrative court overrules regional court in battle over Rome archaeological park.Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini has applauded the decision by Italy's top administrative court to...

Carlo Fuortes masterminds revival at Rome's opera

The sovrintendente of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Carlo Fuortes, reveals that as many under-35s as over-60s are now going to the opera.   Wanted in Rome. Things have changed considerably since you be...

Rome Art Week returns

Artists and galleries can register until 15 September for Rome Art Week. Registration is open until 15 September for the second edition of Rome Art Week (RAW), the contemporary art festival of free...

Rome's rock opera is a flop

Divo Nerone actors and dancers claim they have been left unpaid.The Divo Nerone rock opera faces fresh controversy after being temporarily shut down by the city in late June over a lack of license and...

Preview of Rome Film Fest

Cinema festival guests include David Lynch, Ian McKellen and Vanessa Redgrave. Organisers of the Rome Film Fest have announced the "first sneak previews" of the 12th edition of the festival, schedu...

Rome remembers Lucio Dalla

Rome mayor and singer Antonello Venditi unveil plaque in Trastereve. A plaque dedicated to the late Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla was unveiled in the city's Trastevere district on 27 June b...

Lazio court halts Colosseum national park

Rome mayor welcomes ruling against plan by Italian culture minister. Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini is to appeal after the Lazio regional administrative tribunal (TAR) ruled against hi...

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