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Italian folklore celebrates the Giorni della Merla amid hopes for a beautiful spring. One of Italy's best known legends in winter revolves around a bird and the last three days in January, a tradition known as i giorni...
60 precious antiquities returned to Italy. The New York County district attorney's office has returned 60 antiquities stolen from Italy, including a first-century fresco from Herculaneum, in a repatriation valued at $20...
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Exploring the Rome sites most associated with the great film director Federico Fellini who was born in Rimini in 1920 and died in the Italian capital in 1993. Trevi FountainThe landmark most readily associated with Fell...
Tracing the origins and history of Rome's carnival. The first certain traces of Rome's carnival celebrations - which begin this year on 5 February - date back to the 12th century. The ludus carnevalarii saw the atten...
Procida concludes term as Italy's culture capital. The northern Italian cities of Bergamo and Brescia take up their joint status as Italy's Capital of Culture 2023 with a year-long programme of cultural events kicking o...
Father of the Italian language is also founder of Italian right-wing thinking, claims Sangiuliano. Italy's culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano caused a stir on Saturday by claiming that the mediaeval poet and philosoph...
Casino dell'Aurora fails to sell a fifth time. An American-born princess faces eviction from a Rome villa with the world's only ceiling painting by Caravaggio after the historic property failed to sell at a court-ordere...
Writer left paralysed after collapsing in Rome. Hanif Kureishi, the acclaimed British novelist and playwright, has been captivating Twitter users with a remarkable account of his experiences since being hospitalised in...
Italy culture minister visits Pompeii for opening. Pompeii has reopened the Casa dei Vettii, a richly frescoed house owned by two men freed from slavery, following a complex 20-year restoration. The House of the Vett...
Culture minister pulls plug on ItsART project. ItsART, the streaming platform dedicated to Italian art and culture, has been put into liquidation after reportedly incurring losses of €7.5 million last year. The pet p...
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Uffizi ticket prices in high season will rise to €25 from 1 March. The Uffizi in Florence will raise the price of individual tickets in the high season to cope with rising costs in the energy and construction sectors, t...
La Befana, which coincides with the feast of the Epiphany on 6 January, is a public holiday in Italy. Italians celebrate the religious feast of the Epiphany, or the more popular folklore version of La Befana, on 6 Janua...
Italy’s state museums mark new year with Domenica al Museo. State museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will open their doors for free on Sunday 1 January 2023 - New Year’s Day - as part of the month...
Christmas opening hours for Rome museums. Rome's city-run museums will be open on 24 December, Christmas Eve, and on 31 December, New Year's Eve, until 14.00. They will be closed on 25 December, Christmas Day, while...
Move comes amid pressure on British Museums. Pope Francis has ordered the return to Greece of three marble fragments from the Parthenon in Athens that have been in the pontifical collection of the Vatican Museums since...
Rome mayor is open to discussing the idea.Italy’s new culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano has revived a contentious plan to start charging people to visit the Pantheon in Rome, the ministry announced on Thursday. The p...
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