Ancient Rome light shows by night at the Forum of Augustus

Multimedia light show conjures up ancient Rome by night. The history of ancient Rome comes to life thanks to the Viaggi nei Fori project, a multimedia display screened on the ruins of the Forum of Au...

World of colour: Rome opens Futurist home of Giacomo Balla

Giacomo Balla home opens to the public for the first time. Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to th...

James Joyce in Rome

Joyce may have been inspired to write The Dead during his unhappy time in Rome. Rome was rather tense in 1906. Pope Pius X, still smarting from his loss of the papal states some 30 years earlier, ref...

Rome opens summer opera season in Circus Maximus

Rome stages summer opera season under the stars. Rome opens its summer opera season in the Circus Maximus with Italy's president Sergio Mattarella attending the opening production of Il Trovatore by...

Rome to stage Dante Festival in Roman Forum this summer

Dante Assoluto festival will be held in Rome's Basilica of Maxentius. Rome pays tribute to Dante Alighieri, the Father of the Italian language, with a free literature festival in the Roman Forum on s...

Rome Opera House orchestra and dancers perform in Galleria Borghese

'Sound of Beauty' performance to be shown on Italian television. The orchestra and dancers of Rome's opera house have performed among the priceless paintings and sculptures in Galleria Borghese in a...

Rome's 100 Painters return to Via Margutta

Rome's 100 Pittori returns to Via Margutta with homage to Alberto Sordi. 100 Pittori, Rome's historic open-air art event, returns to Via Margutta for its 115th edition from 10-13 June. The four-da...

Rome renames Globe Theatre after Gigi Proietti ahead of 2021 Shakespeare festival

Globe's first theatre festival without Gigi Proietti. Rome’s annual Shakespearean festival at the city's Globe Theatre in Villa Borghese returns for its 18th edition, from 30 June to 10 October 2021....

Rome's Galleria Borghese opens its doors to Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst sculptures and paintings to be displayed alongside Galleria Borghese's priceless collection in Rome. Galleria Borghese - home to masterpieces by Bernini, Canova and Caravaggio - will pre...

Italy to launch Dante Train tracing poet’s journey from Florence to Ravenna

Vintage steam train to take tourists on a slow journey through the landscapes of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna on the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. This summer Italy will launch 'Dante's Train,' a...

Cinema in Piazza: Rome's free film festival under the stars

Cinema in Piazza festival returns to Rome this summer with free films, big names and a new location. Rome film fans can look forward to watching movies on the big screen under the stars again this su...

Italy remembers Rino Gaetano 40 years after his death

Rino Gaetano died in Rome aged 30 on 2 June 1981. Italy remembers the great singer-songwriter Rino Gaetano on the 40th anniversary of his untimely death with several important cultural initiatives on...

ITsART: Italy launches 'Netflix of Italian Culture'

Italy's streaming platform for Italian culture becomes a reality. Italy launched ITsART - an ambitious streaming project known as the 'Netflix of Italian Culture' - on 31 May. The online platform...

MAXXI opens new art museum in L'Aquila

MAXXI to launch contemporary art museum in L'Aquila this weekend. MAXXI L'Aquila, the long-awaited contemporary art museum in the Abruzzo capital, will be inaugurated by Italy's culture minister Dari...

The American University of Rome awards Honorary Doctorate to Stanley Tucci

The American University of Rome (AUR) is pleased to announce the conferral of an honorary doctorate degree on Stanley Tucci, the Italian-American actor, writer, and film producer, known for his roles...

Italy: Siena Cathedral unveils beautiful mosaic floors

"The most beautiful, largest and most magnificent floor that ever was made" Siena has announced the 2021 dates when the extraordinary inlaid marble mosaic floors of the city's cathedral will be unvei...

Franco Battiato dies age 76

Battiato died during the night in his native Sicily. Franco Battiato, the legendary Italian singer-songwriter, composer and filmmaker, has died in Sicily aged 76. The popular singer, who had been...

Rome's summer opera season returns to the Circus Maximus

Rome opera house moves outdoors again to the Circus Maximus. Rome's summer opera season presented by the city's opera house will be held once again under the stars at the Circus Maximus, from 15 June...

Oriana Fallaci, the most influential and controversial Italian female journalist

Oriana Fallaci is considered to be the most influential and controversial Italian female journalist of the 20th century. She led an extraordinary and remarkable life, documenting and exploring the w...

Rome's Villa Borghese park hosts open-air art exhibition

An outdoor festival of contemporary art and music in Villa Borghese. Rome's Villa Borghese park is hosting the second edition of Back to Nature, a free outdoor exhibition project curated by art criti...
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