Rome celebrates Chinese new year

Rome's luxury shops on Via dei Condotti pay tribute to Chinese tourism. The celebration of Chinese new year in Rome will be centred in the boutiques of the capital's luxury shopping street Via dei Co...

Artists against closure of Ex Dogana in Rome

Ex Dogana in S. Lorenzo hosts artistic protest against impending closure. A group of artists has come together to hold a month of weekend exhibitions in support of Rome's Ex Dogana venue which faces...

Visitor boom for Rome's MAXXI in 2018

Successful 2018 for Rome's Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo.Rome's MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo welcomed 204,000 visitors in 2018, recording an 11 per cent increase in tick...

Rome upgrades green areas around Colosseum

Colosseum welcomed record 7.6 million visitors in 2018. The area around the Colosseum is to be upgraded with new lawns and clumps of "ancient" rose bushes as well as ground-level lighting. The pro...

Rome museums free on Sunday 6 January

Free opening of Rome's state and city museums for La Befana. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 6 January 2019 as part of the Italian culture ministr...

Top 10 exhibitions in Rome over New Year

Rome offers a wonderful range of exhibitions over New Year, with something for all ages and all tastes. Here are ten of Rome's best shows to catch during the festive season. 1. Pop art supremo Andy W...

Rome's Galleria Borghese opens late on Thursdays

Galleria Borghese opens late on Thursdays for duration of Picasso show. Rome's Borghese Gallery will stay open until 21.00 on Thursday nights until 3 February, for the duration of its exhibition of P...

Michelangelo masterpiece in Rome for first time

Crouching Boy on loan to Alda Fendi's Rhinoceros from Hermitage in St Petersburg.Michelangelo's Crouching Boy, known as l'Adolescente in Italian, comes to Rome for the first time, on loan from the Her...

Daniel Buren creates monumental work in Rome

Boutique hotel near Rome's Trevi Fountain will host new Buren design. French conceptual artist Daniel Buren has been commissioned to create a monumental work which will grace the blind façade of Pala...

Rome's Pantheon to remain free to visitors

Italian culture ministry scraps plans to charge entry fee into Pantheon. The Pantheon in Rome is to remain free to visitors after Italy's culture minister Alberto Bonisoli dropped plans by the previo...

Daniele Gatti appointed music director of Rome opera house

Gatti will also lead three operas a season at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Celebrated Italian conductor Daniele Gatti has been appointed as the new music director of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma by the su...

Rome's theatres on Metro map

Subway map highlights Rome theatres in relation to nearest metro stop. A new map showing Rome's theatres in their proximity to the city's metro stations will be released on social media on 4 December...

Rome museums free on Sunday 2 December

Free opening of Rome's state and city museums preceded by Musei in Musica.Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on Sunday 2 December 2018 as part of the Italian cu...

Artemisia Gentileschi stars in new comic book

Artemisia, starring 17th-century Rome painter, on sale in Italian bookshops.A comic book chronicling the stellar career and tumultuous personal life of Italian early baroque painter Artemisia Gentiles...

Rome opens new cultural venues in old bus depots

Rome's debt-laden public transport company leases its unused spaces. Three long-abandoned bus depots in Rome are set to become centres of culture after the city's debt-laden public transport company...

20 free days in Italian museums in 2019

Free museum week to be introduced in Rome and across Italy in March 2019.Italy's culture minister Alberto Bonisoli has announced that state museums and archaeological sites will have up to 20 annual d...

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...

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