The women in charge of Rome's museums

On International Women's Day we highlight Rome's leading museums and archaeological sites - among the most important in the world - that are run by women. While everybody knows that Rome is home to s...

Rome sells out of tickets for Mausoleum of Augustus until 30 June

Rome struggles to keep up with demand from visitors keen to step inside the newly-reopened Mausoleum of Augustus. Tickets to visit the Mausoleum of Augustus - the tomb of Rome's first emperor - have...

Rome reopens Mausoleum of Augustus: 'A dream becomes reality'

Mayor Virginia Raggi attends reopening of the tomb of Rome's first emperor. Rome reopened the Mausoleum of Augustus, the largest circular tomb of the ancient world, in the presence of the city's mayo...

Pompeii discovers ancient processional chariot

Discovery of almost intact carriage hailed as unique in Italy. The Pompeii archaeological park has announced the discovery of an ancient four-wheeled processional carriage, believed to have been used...

Pompeii fresco in House of Ceii glows with vivid colours after restoration

Ancient hunting scene fresco in Pompeii's Casa dei Ceii comes back to life with help of laser technology. Pompeii has completed a major restoration on a large fresco in the garden of the House of the...

Rome's Galleria Colonna reopens for private visits

One of Rome's most magnificent palaces reopens with new visiting hours. Galleria Colonna, temporarily closed to visitors on Saturdays due Italy's covid-19 restrictions, is now open for private visits...

Rome remembers Keats on bicentenary of his death

Poetry readings at Keats' grave 200 years after his death in Rome. It was a perfect morning in Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery as flowers were laid on the grave of Romantic poet John Keats who died in t...

'The Death of Keats' by Luke Wright

The Death of KeatsBy Luke Wright What better way to start a journey thanwith friends? I’m sure yours tried their best: a backslap,a bon voyage or two beside the Thames.But later, as you listened to...

The death of John Keats

Keats made the arduous journey to Rome hoping that the milder winter climate would cure his consumption, but within three months he was dead. Mary Wilsey This is a tale of two young men who travel...

Italy appoints Gabriel Zuchtriegel as new Pompeii director

German-born archaeologist has been director of Paestum since 2015. Italy's culture ministry has appointed Gabriel Zuchtriegel, a 39-year-old German archaeologist, as the new director of the Pompeii A...

An Italian movie genre: the Cinepanettone

All you need to know about the Cinepanettone genre. The birth of cinema in the early 1900s led Italians to produce documentaries, which slowly started adopting the movie structure when elements of fic...

Rome reopens Palatine Museum

Museo Palatino reopens to visitors after extended closure. The Palatine Museum has reopened to the public, after an extended closure under Italy's covid-19 regulations, with new opening hours. The...

Rome exhibitions: what's on in February 2021

Guide to art exhibitions in Rome's museums and galleries in February 2021. Museums, palaces and archaeological sites in Rome began reopening on 1 February, following a three-month closure, after the...

Rome museums free for Romans: Mayor asks Italy’s culture minister

Raggi floated populist proposal during live stream yesterday. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has proposed free entry to Rome museums for residents of the city, a proposal which would require the approval...

Ostia is more than a backdrop in HBO’s series I May Destroy You

Did Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini inspire the story of the most talked about series of the moment? In the British series from the BBC One and HBO, the audience never sees the eternal Rome with...

Rome Opera House breaks new frontiers at MAXXI

Two of Rome's cultural organisations, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and MAXXI, Italy's National Museum of 21st Century Arts, join together on 25 February with a concert dedicated to music by Igor Stravins...

Covid-19: Italy's museums see 75 per cent drop in visitors in 2020

State museums in Italy take in €60 million last year compared to €240 million in 2019. Italy's state museums witnessed an average decrease of 75 per cent in visitors in 2020, due to the fall-off in t...

Bulgari lights up Rome's Ara Pacis

Relighting of the Ara Pacis Museum comes just weeks before Rome reopens the Mausoleum of Augustus. Rome's Ara Pacis museum and its monumental ancient altar have been illuminated with a new lighting s...

Carnevale Romano: the story of Rome's carnival

What is Carnevale Romano and how did it all begin? This year, due to the covid-19 crisis and Italy's restrictions on crowds, Carnevale in Rome will be a much-reduced affaiar and will rely on video st...

Bomarzo: Park of Monsters near Rome

A 16th-century park of monsters in Bomarzo makes a fascinating day trip from Rome.The origins of this charming town in north Lazio date back to the Etruscan era however Bomarzo is known primarily for...
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