Rome's secret historic sites open for Giornate FAI di Primavera

Historic sites in Rome and across Italy open for 2019 edition of Giornate FAI di Primavera.More than 1,100 noted Italian buildings and historic sites will open their doors to the public free of charge...

Free open days at Rome's Baths of Caracalla

Special openings throughout 2019 at Baths of Caracalla in Rome. The Baths of Caracalla will open free of charge for eight days during 2019 as part of the Io Vado al Museo initiative involving free en...

Rome's Colosseum raises ticket price by a third

Colosseum to hike standard ticket price to €16 later this year. Tickets prices at the Colosseum are set to rise by one third in November when the standard fare will increase from €12 to €16. In addit...

Where to see Caravaggio paintings in Rome

Caravaggio paintings can be found in churches and palaces across Rome. The masterful paintings of 16th-century artist Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610), better known as Caravaggio, continue to fascinat...

Free museum week in Rome from 5-10 March 2019

Italian culture ministry opens doors of state museums for free in March.State museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will be open for free for six days in a row, from 5-10 March 201...

Keith Haring's lost Rome murals

The story of Keith Haring's long-lost murals in Rome. Rome once boasted two murals by Keith Haring - the celebrated American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work originated in the New York Cit...

Ennio Morricone conducts six farewell concerts at Baths of Caracalla in Rome

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma hosts Morricone's final concerts at Baths of Caracalla. Celebrated Italian composer Ennio Morricone will conduct six open-air concert at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome as pa...

Rome museums free on Sunday 3 March

Free museum Sunday precedes Settimana dei Musei. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 3 March as part of the Italian culture ministry's Domenica al Mus...

Enhanced protection for Villa Adriana in Tivoli

Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli granted special protection by UNESCO. Villa Adriana, the vast imperial residence of Emperor Hadrian at Tivoli to the east of Rome, has been granted "enhanced protection in t...

Free animated film festival in Rome school

Piccolo Cinema shows kids' movies in Trastevere. Children in Rome can look forward to free animated movies screened on Friday afternoons over eight weeks thanks to the organisers behind Piccolo Ameri...

Ezio Bosso to get honorary citizenship of Rome

Mayor Virginia Raggi to confer honorary citizenship on Italian composer. Celebrated Italian composer Ezio Bosso is to receive honorary citizenship of Rome, in a decision approved unanimously by the c...

Vatican drops plans for Andy Warhol show

Warhol exhibition clashes with Vatican's plans for Leonardo da Vinci's 500th anniversary. The Vatican has reportedly cancelled its plans to host a major exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol, intended...

Former papal arsenal to host Rome Quadriennale

Quadriennale di Roma moves to Porta Portese. The headquarters of the Quadriennale di Roma, currently based at Villa Carpegna in the city's Aurelio district, is to move to the former papal arsenal bui...

Rome's MAXXI dedicates 2019 to Italian creativity

MAXXI celebrates masters of art, photography, architecture and design. Rome's Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, better known as MAXXI, has announced a packed exhibition programme for 2019, w...

Rome celebrates Chinese new year

Rome's luxury shops on Via dei Condotti pay tribute to Chinese tourism. The celebration of Chinese new year in Rome will be centred in the boutiques of the capital's luxury shopping street Via dei Co...

Rome museums free on Sunday 3 February

Free opening of Rome's state and city museums on 3 February 2019. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 3 February as part of the Italian culture minist...

Artists against closure of Ex Dogana in Rome

Ex Dogana in S. Lorenzo hosts artistic protest against impending closure. A group of artists has come together to hold a month of weekend exhibitions in support of Rome's Ex Dogana venue which faces...

Visitor boom for Rome's MAXXI in 2018

Successful 2018 for Rome's Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo.Rome's MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo welcomed 204,000 visitors in 2018, recording an 11 per cent increase in tick...

Rome upgrades green areas around Colosseum

Colosseum welcomed record 7.6 million visitors in 2018. The area around the Colosseum is to be upgraded with new lawns and clumps of "ancient" rose bushes as well as ground-level lighting. The pro...

Rome museums free on Sunday 6 January

Free opening of Rome's state and city museums for La Befana. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 6 January 2019 as part of the Italian culture ministr...

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