Rome museums free on Sunday 4 November

State and city museums open for free in Rome on 4 November. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 4 November 2018 as part of the Italian culture ministr...

Tracing the footsteps of Rome's foreign writers and artists

An obscure map in the Keats-Shelley House inspires a cultural pilgrimage to places in Rome where American, British and Irish writers and artists stayed in the 19th century. Rome's Keats-Shelley House...

Rome's private palaces open to public in November

Palazzi di Roma a Porte Aperte offers visits to privately-owned palaces in Rome. 73 of Rome’s most magnificent residences will be open to the public from 1-30 November as part of the sixth edition of...

Alda Fendi opens Rhinoceros in central Rome

French architect Jean Nuovel designs Rooms of Rome for Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti near Circus Maximus. On 5 October a mysterious rhinoceros appeared in front of the Arch of Janus at the Foru...

Lost murals by Italian Futurist uncovered in Rome

Rome jazz club murals by Giacomo Balla rediscovered after a century. Murals painted by leading Italian Futurist artist Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) have been rediscovered in a Rome building owned by the...

Rome Art Week 2018: open studios and art events

282 Rome-based artists participate in third edition of Rome Art Week.The third edition of Rome Art Week (RAW), the contemporary art festival of free cultural events in Roman galleries and studios, tak...

Lazio region opens the doors of its historic homes

New event sees 72 sites in Lazio region open to visitors on 21 October.More than 70 historic homes in the Lazio region, including castles, monasteries and palaces, will open their doors to visitors on...

Guide to contemporary art galleries in Rome

Rome art galleries exhibiting work by contemporary Italian and international artists.Rome hosts around 70 museums, including city and state galleries dedicated to contemporary art –MACRO and MAXXI res...

Italy's Fonde Ambiente Italia opens hidden buildings

FAI offers guided tours of unusual and rarely-opened historic sites across Italy. The annual Giornate FAI d'Autunno initiative opens the doors to more than 650 historic and cultural buildings across...

Rome museums free on Sunday 7 October

State and city museums open for free in Rome on 7 October.Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 7 October 2018 as part of the Italian culture ministry's...

European Heritage Days 2018 in Rome

Numerous Rome museums will stay open late on Saturday 22 September.Italy presents a nationwide programme of more than 1,000 events to mark European Heritage Days which is held across Europe on the wee...

Italy launches €2 opera tickets for under 25s

Rome Opera House among 14 foundations to offer cut-price tickets to young people. Young people aged between 18 and 25 will be able to purchase opera tickets in Italy for the discounted rate of €2 fol...

Italy to introduce free museum week in March

Under-25 visitors to Italy's museums to pay €2 entry fee from 2019. Italy's culture minister Alberto Bonisoli has announced a plan for 20 days of free admission to state museums and archaeological si...

Rome's secret libraries

Exploring Rome's secret libraries: Angelica, Casanatense and Valicelliana by Arianna Farina The city of Rome is a book of stone, monuments and ancient artefacts which make up and pass on the intri...

Rome museums free on Sunday 2 September

Free opening of state museums could be final Domenica al Museo in Rome. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on 2 September, in what could be the final installme...

Rome museums free on 5 August

Free state museum openings could be Rome's final Domenica al Museo. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on 5 August, in what could be the final installment of t...

Italy to scrap monthly free entry to museums

Free first Sunday of the month initiative at Italy's museums to end. Italy's new culture minister Alberto Bonisoli is to abolish his ministry's monthly initiative granting free entry to state museums...

Rome library gives away free books

Rome's Biblioteca Apollinaire offers maximum of five books per person. The Apollinaire Library of the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre is giving away free books throughout July, from its city-centr...

Colosseum recalls opening games with virtual reality

First show produced by Colosseum archaeological park.A new multimedia show inside the Colosseum recalls the 100-day inaugural games held to celebrate the completion of the amphitheatre in 80 AD.Entitl...

Italian state fined €28 million over illegal street art museum in Rome

Court orders the eviction of squatters at MAAM whose director is new head at Rome's MACRO. Italy's interior ministry has been fined €27.9 million over an illegally-occupied former salami factory turn...

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