Rome's Palazzo Barberini opens 11 new rooms

New rooms and Borromini staircase open to public for first time. The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica at Palazzo Barberini opens 11 new rooms to the public on 18 May after museum management came to a...

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. Enti...

New Rome museum at Palazzo Merulana

Palazzo Merulana houses Cerasi collection of 20th-century Italian art.A new museum hosting the important early 20th-century art collection of the Cerasi Foundation opens at Palazzo Merulana in Rome's...

Open House Roma 2018

Rome's most intriguing buildings open their doors from 12-13 May.Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of Open House Roma which involves more than 200 of Rome’s museums, libraries, galleries,...

Rome restores S. Maria in Trastevere

Façade of Rome basilica shines again after year-long restoration.The façade of the Basilica di S. Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome's oldest churches, has returned to its original splendour following a...

Rome museums free on 6 May

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica a...

Rome's Guido Reni District venue to close

Italian investment bank will not renew lease after it expires on 1 May.The Guidi Reni District cultural venue, housed in a large disused military barracks in Rome's Flaminio neighbourhood near MAXXI,...

Rome summer film festival stays in Trastevere

Open-air film festival swaps Rome's Piazza S. Cosimato for nearby venue. Rome's popular open-air Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema is leaving its Piazza S. Cosimato base but will remain in the nei...

Italian museums free for women on Festa della Donna

Italy's state museums offer free entry to women on 8 March. 8 March. All Italian state museums and cultural sites will open their doors for free to women on 8 March, in celebration of International W...

Vatican to host Andy Warhol exhibition in 2019

Exhibition in St Peter's Square to explore Warhol's spiritual side. The religious works of American Pop artist Andy Warhol will be the subject of an exhibition in the Vatican in 2019, according to Th...

Rome's museums celebrate St Valentine's Day

MAXXI and Ara Pacis have two-for-one ticket offer for lovers. Rome's MAXXI Museo delle arti del XXI secolo celebrates St Valentine's Day with a two-for-one offer for "all couples: friends, lovers, gr...

Trastevere bids farewell to summer film festival

Open-air film festival to swap Piazza S. Cosimato for Rome's suburbs.Rome's popular open-air Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema is leaving its base at Piazza S. Cosimato for three locations in the s...

Forgotten urban art project in Rome

Forgotten Project to hold Rome's first Free Art Friday on 17 March. Four well-known British street artists will participate in the second edition of Forgotten Project, an urban art project dedicated...

Rome suggests free entry to Roman Forum

Deputy Rome mayor to seek approval for project from Italy's future culture minister. Rome city council wants to introduce free entry to the Roman Forum, according to plans announced by the capital's...

Trastevere risks losing summer film festival over city dispute

Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema threatens to leave Rome over dispute with city councilRome risks losing its popular open-air Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema over an escalating dispute betwee...

Rome's Villa Sciarra locked at night after vandalism

Villa Sciarra's statues, park furniture and children's area seriously damaged by vandalsVilla Sciarra, one of Rome's smaller and lesser-known parks, will now be locked each night after it was the subj...

Rome's carnival celebrations at risk

Organisers say Carnevale Romano 2018 should have already started.Fans of Rome's carnevale may have to travel outside the capital to enjoy the celebrations this year, following a statement from the Car...

Rome's historic Caffè Greco risks closure

Appeal to save Rome's oldest coffee bar which opened in 1760. Caffè Greco, the historic bar on Via dei Condotti near the Spanish Steps, faces closure after more than 250 years in business unless its...

Rome to introduce €5 pass for city museums

Mic card will give Rome residents unlimited access to city museums. Rome is introducing a new museum pass that will entitle the capital's residents to unlimited access to city museums for 12 months.T...

Major changes for Rome's MACRO

MACRO Nizza launches Asilo project and MACRO Testaccio to become known as “Mattatoio”.Giorgio De Finis, the former "director-squatter" of Rome's Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz (MAAM) st...

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