Three arrested for Cinema America attack in Rome

Attackers of Cinema America group are from right-wing circles. Rome police have arrested three men for the 16 June assault on four volunteers from Cinema America, the Trastevere-based collective of y...

Italy's free museum Sunday returns

Rome's state and city-run museums open for free on Sunday 6 October. State museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will be open for free on Sunday 6 October with the return of Domen...

English language bookshops in Rome

Rome has a handful of bookshops stocking exclusively English language titles, in addition to larger Italian stores with small sections dedicated to books in English and other languages. Here is our li...

Rome museums celebrate Grandparents Day

Rome's museums free for grandparents on Festa dei nonni. On Wednesday 2 October, on the occasion of Grandparents Day, all over-65s who visit Rome's municipal museums accompanied by a grandchild will...

Rome's historic bank buildings open their doors

Free guided tours of around 100 bank buildings across Italy.The historic head offices of banks in Rome and across Italy open their doors, free of charge, as part of the 2019 edition of Invito a Palazz...

Bramante guide to Rome

Where to find Bramante's High Renaissance buildings in Rome and the Vatican. Donato Bramante (1444-11 April 1514), was an Italian architect who introduced the High Renaissance style to Rome, where hi...

Uncertain times for Etruscan Museum in Rome

Newly-returned culture minister freezes counter-reforms of predecessor. The administration of Italy's National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia in Rome is currently in a state of limbo after a content...

Borromini guide to Rome

Where to see Borromini's architecture in Rome. Francesco Borromini (1599-1667), was an Italian-Swiss architect whose legacy continues to astound visitors to Rome three and half centuries after his de...

European Heritage Days in Rome

Weekend of special cultural events in Rome.Italy hosts a nationwide programme of cultural events to mark the 2019 edition of European Heritage Days which is held in Rome and across Europe on the weeke...

Rome opens Italy's first saxophone museum

Museo del Saxofono to open in Maccarese near Rome. Italy's first museum dedicated entirely to saxophones is to open in Maccarese, a coastal district near Rome, on 7 September. The Museo del Saxofono...

Forum Pass: Visiting Rome's Imperial Fora, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Rome tourists can pass through "3,000 years of history" between Roman Forum with Imperial Fora. It is now possible to visit the Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine Hill with a single tick...

Rome city museums free on Sunday 1 September

Municipal museums in Rome free to residents on 1 September 2019. Rome's city-run museums are open free to residents of the capital on Sunday 1 September. The initiative also includes free access t...

Where to see Raphael's art in Rome

Discover the Rome of Renaissance master Raphael. The year 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of High Renaissance artist and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, w...

Palazzo Rhinoceros: Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti in Rome

Palazzo Rhinoceros sits between the Arch of Janus and the Mouth of Truth. Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti is a non-profit arts foundation created by Alda Fendi, of the famous Roman fashion dynast...

New space for major art shows in Rome's Piazza Venezia

Palazzo Bonaparte to host large-scale exhibitions in the centre of Rome. Rome welomes a major new exhibition space at the recently-restored Palazzo Bonaparte in the city centre, where Via del Corso m...

Rome reactivates Fountain of the Naiads

Rome switches water back on at Fontana delle Naiadi. The Fountain of the Naiads in Rome's Piazza della Repubblica is back in action following a lengthy procedure to fix an "infiltration problem" afte...

Rome piazza lights up each time baby is born

Piazza del Popolo lights are linked to maternity ward in Rome hospital. A public art project in Rome’s central Piazza del Popolo celebrates the "universal event of birth", according to its organisers...

Rome considers Camilleri honorary citizenship

Thousands bid farewell to Camilleri at Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi said that the city is considering honorary citizenship for Andrea Camilleri, the acclaimed Sicilian auth...

Andrea Camilleri dies in Rome

Inspector Montalbano author died in Rome hospital on 17 July. Andrea Camilleri, one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, died in Rome on 17 July at the age of 93. Best known as the author of the Ins...

Contemporary art at Rome's presidential palace

Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome celebrates contemporary Italian art. Italy's presidential palace in Rome - the 16th-century Palazzo del Quirinale - has added 68 pieces of contemporary art by Italian ar...

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