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The European Library, organized by the various European cultural academies and institutes in the capital, is set to open officially on 24 October. The 600-sqm library, hosted by the Goethe Institute in Via Savoia 15, hol...
The long-running saga of the attempts to dislodge the Circolo degli Ufficiali (officers club) from the Palazzo Barberini in Rome is finally reaching a conclusion. The present minister of fine arts and culture, Francesco...
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Italian president Giorgio Napolitano and the president of the republic of Turkey, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, are due to inaugurate an exhibition celebrating Turkish history at the Palazzo del Quirinale on 10 January. The free e...
Italians restorers have been asked to assist in the restoration of the Forbidden City in China and to train Afghan restorers in Rome. Restoration experts from the Florence university architectural planning department ha...
An art museum on wheels is running through Italy during the month of October - "il treno dell'arte - museo per un giorno". This train with a difference (courtesy of Trenitalia) is taking some of Italy's great works of m...
Ten thousand tickets were sold in the first two days of tickets going on sale for the first Rome film festival that will take place from 13 to 21 October. Sales have initially been limited to films that will be shown at...
Theatres in Rome will be free for all during a series of special events this Sunday 1 October from 10.00-24.00. Some 34 theatres will take part in this initiative entitled "Festa dei teatri" which will see over 50 event...
Members of the public will get the opportunity to have a rare peek inside the buildings that house the various banks of Italy on Saturday 7 October. For the fifth edition of Invito a palazzo, 110 buildings of 53 differen...
Entry to state and city museums and archaeological sites throughout Rome will be free on Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September as part of the European Heritage Days initiative. State museums throughout the rest of Italy will a...
I undertake to ensure that MAXXI is finished by the end of 2008, said culture minister Francesco Rutelli at the opening of an exhibition on contemporary museums at the site of the Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secol...
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According to an analysis on Reading, media and cultural interests among the Italians over the last ten years commissioned by the ministry of fine arts and culture from the research institute, Eurisko, Italian women read...
The head of a statue representing a water deity, stolen last December from Villa Celimontana's Fontana del Fiume has been found in Civitavecchia. Investigators believe that the statue's head was stolen by professionals...
Etruscan scholarship has been thrown into a state of excitement by the announcement that the pre-eminent Etruscan sanctuary, Fanum Voltumnae, precisely written about by the Roman historian Livy, and for which scholars ha...
The mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, and the minister of fine arts and culture, Francesco Rutelli, have agreed to meet in the second half of October in order to discuss a calendar designed to put an end to bickering betwe...
The minister of fine arts and culture, Francesco Rutelli, has announced that, in addition to 3 million already set aside, a further 800,000 has been allotted for the works necessary for the reopening of Neros palace, th...
In the middle of the 17th century, Pope Innocent X, the Pamphilj pope, employed Gian Lorenzo Bernini to build a magnificent fountain of the Four Rivers to beautify Piazza Navona, where he lived in Palazzo Pamphilj with h...
It is business as usual at many of Romes museums and monuments on the feast of the Assumption, or Ferragosto, on 15 August, which is a public holiday in Italy. One exception is the Vatican Museums, which are closed 15 an...
The new museum of the Ara Pacis will be open for guided tours at night on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on 25 July and ending on 27 September. There will be two tours each evening one at 21.30 and one at 22.30 for a m...
The Etruscan museum at Villa Giulia in Rome and many of the Etruscan sites in northern Lazio are being neglected, according to a report from the superintendent of the sites in Lazio to the minister of culture. Upkeep and...
The restoration on the section of the Aurelian walls, which were damaged during some violent storms in the year 2002, have now been completed. The affected area is the external wall between the seventh and eighth tower...
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