Lockdown Rome lights up with cinema by night

Cinema da casa beams much-loved films onto Roman buildings. "Got a projector? Illuminate your city!" With Rome in total lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, numerous initiatives have taken pl...

Rome's museums fall silent

Museums in Rome and across Italy hit by impact of Coronavirus outbreak. Italy boasts the world's highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (55), with experts at odds over the percentage of world...

Italy closes all museums, cinemas and theatres

Italy orders closure of all museums, cinemas and theatres as country attempts to contain spread of Coronavirus. Italy has ushered in emergency legislation ordering the closure of all museums, cinemas...

Coronavirus hits Rome culture and sport

After the blow to Rome's tourism and hospitality sectors, now it is the turn of culture and sport to take a hit. The international media spotlight was always going to be on Italy on 5 March, regardle...

Raphael: Rome show mired in controversy

Uffizi panel quits over loan of Raphael masterpiece for Rome show. As the world prepares to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael with an 'unprecedented' exhibition in Rome, a controvers...

Carnevale Romano: the story of Rome's carnival

What is Carnevale Romano and how did it all begin?Origins of Carnevale Romano The first certain traces of Rome's carnival celebrations date back to the 12th century. The ludus carnevalarii saw the at...

7 of Rome's most unusual museums

Rome is noted worldwide for its breathtaking museums, from Galleria Borghese to the Vatican Museums. However the Eternal City is also home to a range of offbeat and quirky museum destinations. Here ar...

Raphael tapestries return to Sistine Chapel

Raphael's tapestries will hang under Michelangelo's frescoes for one week. For one week the great tapestries designed by Raphael will return to the Sistine Chapel as the Vatican celebrates the 500th...

Rome's Quadriennale art fair returns in 2020

Rome Quadriennale headquarters moves to Porta Portese. The Quadrenniale di Roma, a major showcase of contemporary art in the capital, is set to return to the capital, occupying both floors of the Pal...

Carnevale: Rome museums free on 25 February

Rome's city-run museums free to all visitors on Shrove Tuesday. Rome celebrates Carnevale by opening its city-run museums for free on 25 February, Shrove Tuesday, known in Italian as martedì grasso....

Sculptor Beverly Pepper dies in Italy

Art world mourns American sculptor Beverly Pepper. Beverly Pepper, the internationally-celebrated American sculptor, died aged 97 at her home in the Umbrian city of Todi on 5 February. Pepper was...

MAXXI celebrates 10 years in Rome

Rome's MAXXI looks forward to a successful future. MAXXI, Italy's national museum of 21st century art, marked its 10th birthday by looking back over the last decade and announcing its future projects...

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: Fellini show at Cinecittà film studios

Fellini exhibition on permanent display at Cinecittà studios in Rome. As the world celebrates the centenary of famed Italian movie director Federico Fellini, his beloved Cinecittà film studios pay ho...

Rome celebrates 60 years of La Dolce Vita

Italy marks the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini.La Dolce Vita, a masterpiece by the great Italian director Federico Fellini, celebrates 60 years as a cult classic of Italian cinema. The mo...

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