Rome unveils the legendary Torlonia Marbles after decades in the dark

The Torlonia Collection finally sees the light of day in one of Italy's most eagerly-awaited exhibitions in living memory. The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered among the world's most importa...

Coppedè: Rome restores the Fountain of the Frogs

Rome restores the Fontana delle Rane in the Coppedè quarter. Rome has restored the Fountain of the Frogs, a whimsical landmark in the architecturally fascinating quarter of Coppedè, part of the capit...

Rome opens city museums for free on Sunday 4 October

Rome continues its Free Museum Sunday at city-run museums. Rome will open its municipal museums for free to all visitors on Sunday 4 October. The city's latest monthly initiative comes days after...

The history of coffee culture in Italy

Don’t order a cappuccino after 11 a.m. Yes, it’s normal to drink your coffee standing at the bar. Don’t ask for a to-go cup. If you order a latte, prepare to be confused. Anyone visiting Italy for t...

Rome launches major new literary festival

Rome merges three literary events to create Insieme Festival. Rome's three main annual literary events - Letterature - Festival internazionale di Roma, Libri Come, and Più libri più liberi - join for...

Covid-19: Italy suspends Free Museum Sundays

Italy suspends popular Domenica al Museo free openings at Italian state museums.Italy's monthly free openings of state museums and archaeological sites has been suspended indefinitely due to the risks...

Rome gives sunset tours at Baths of Caracalla

Tuesday evening sunset tours from 29 September to 10 November. Rome's Baths of Caracalla is hosting "sunset tours" through the monumental ruins when the site is "illuminated by the golden light of fi...

Rome marks 2020 European Heritage Days 

Weekend of special cultural events in Rome for Giornate Europee del Patrimonio. Italy hosts a nationwide programme of cultural events to mark the 2020 edition of European Heritage Days which is held...

Tracing Keats' voyage to Rome 200 years ago

Rome's Keats-Shelley House commemorates the 200th anniversary of Keats' journey to Italy. The Keats-Shelley House in Rome is marking the bicentenary of the 1820 voyage to Italy of Romantic poet John...

Romaeuropa Festival returns to Rome in 2020

2020 edition of Romaeuropa Festival celebrates 35 years. The 35th edition of Rome's multidisciplinary arts festival will stage its 2020 programme of contemporary dance, theatre, art, music and techno...

Italy launches global search for new Pompeii director

Italy opens international call for new director of Pompeii.Italy's culture ministry has launched an international search for a new director to run Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried in volcanic as...

Rome to unveil Torlonia Marbles at long last

Rome to display world's most important private collection of ancient art. The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered by many as the world's most important private collection of ancient marble scul...

Rome archaeologists discover ancient stone pool

Archaeologists discover vast ancient pool complex but are baffled over its original function. Italian archaeologists have announced the discovery of an ancient stone pool, dating to the fourth centur...

Rome to restore forgotten palace near the Colosseum

Italy's culture ministry to restore Palazzo Silvestri-Rivaldi in Rome. An abandoned Renaissance palace in the shadow of the Colosseum is to be restored by the Italian culture ministry under its €103...

Rome city museums free on 6 September

Rome's municipal museums are free to all visitors this Sunday.Rome's city-run museums will be open for free to all visitors on Sunday 6 September. There are new rules attached to the monthly appointm...
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