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For a Christmas treat head out to Rome
After restoration lasting five years, the Museo Barracco, one of the most attractive small museums in Rome, has reopened; this is housed in the little palace known as the
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The tenor Roberto Alagna turned up outside Milan
Rome-born composer Ennio Morricone will receive an honorary Academy Award during the 2007 Oscars ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on 25 February. Morricone has written the music for over 300 films in a career spannin...
The Guglielmo Marconi library in the Marconi area (south of Monteverde) of Rome has been completely renovated and is now open to the general public. Marconi is now the largest public library in the capital
The long-term plan to extend the space for exhibiting pictures within the Palazzo Barberini, which houses the Italian states main collection of antique pictures, reaches its first stage on 13 December. In the presence of...
The season opens at La Scala in Milan on 7 Dec , with the prima of Zeffirellis new production of Aida; tickets for all performances were sold out on the first day. However, although Italy is where opera was invented, it...
There was a sharp increase in the number of cars sold in Italy in November 2006 according to the ministry of transport figures. In November this year sales of cars totalled 190,460 compared with 179,411 during the same m...
The Fondazione Moravia has announced that it will donate the apartment in which Alberto Moravia lived to the city of Rome so that it may be opened to the public. The apartment on Lungotevere dell Vittoria (Rome) in which...
Francesco Rutelli, Italy's minister of fine arts, has presented at the Italian cultural institute in New York an important archaeological discovery made this summer in the course of excavations in Rome led by Clementina...
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The city has presented the plans which have won the competition for the second phase of the long-term revamping of the Piazza Augusto Imperatore and its mausoleum. These have been drawn up by a group coordinated by Franc...
The 14th century open-air fresco depicting Il Cristo di Piet in Piazza Ara Coeli has been vandalized by excrement thrown from the street. The department of arts and heritage was alerted on 12 November but, according to...
A bookshop near Stazione Termini has launched Italys first official book swapping zone for children. The Esquilibri e Caff bookshop in Via Giolitti, run by eight Italian mothers, is holding the swapping event every Sunda...
Works have begun to restore the rectangular Temple of Portumnus, frequently and erroneously known as the Temple of Fortuna Virilis. It stands in the Foro Boario or cattle market of ancient Rome, and was dedicated to the...
Berninis celebrated bust of the head of Medusa is again on display at Romes Capitoline Museums after four months of cleaning and examination. Its exact dating is problematical, but it is believed to have been sculpted i...
The Getty Museum in Malibu, California, is refusing to return two important statues that the Italian government claims were removed illegally from the country. The two works in question are the Venus of Morgantina, a mar...
An interactive science and technology centre for children aged 11-17 has opened in Romes Villa Torlonia. Children (who can not be accompanied by adults) are able to take part in hands-on activities in the seven rooms of...
For the first time since they were painted in the early years of the seventeenth century, the two versions of Caravaggios Conversion of St Paul, originally commissioned by Cardinal Tiberio Cerasi for his chapel in the ch...
A group of researchers from the universities of Rome, Florence, Turin and Ferrara claim to have found evidence that the first human inhabitants of the continent that is now known as Europe lived in southern Italy. The re...
The Vatican committee for historical sciences (comitato vaticano per le scienze storiche) has launched an alarm over the decline of the study of the classical languages, Latin and Greek, in Europoean schools and universi...
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