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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
The Ara Pacis was forced to close to the public on 5 July when staff walked out after temperatures inside the museum pavilion reached 32 degrees by 10.00. Organisers said the problem was due to the air conditioning syst...
The Temple of Vesta at the Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli has been completely restored in only three months at a cost of 100,000. The restoration, which was presented to the public on 26 June, has been done by the FAI, a pri...
A tomb raider has revealed the existence of probably the most important Etruscan necropolis ever found. The tomb is in the Parco de Veio, 18 km to the north of Rome, between the Via Cassia and the Via Flaminia, the neare...
Such has been the success of the opening of the newly restored Casino Nobile at the Villa Torlonia that instead of the visits finishing on 15 June, as had been the original plan, it has been decided to continue them unti...
Restoration work on historic monuments in Rome is often the cause of disappointment to tourists who find the church or palace that they want to see wrapped in scaffolding and often covered with a gaudy advertisement. To...
When the Flemish artist Rubens was commissioned by a member of the Pallavicini family to paint Christ and the twelve apostles the completed pictures were hung in the chapel of the family palace in Antwerp. At the end of...
The Fondo per l Ambiente Italiano (FAI),a non-profit making organisation that helps to protect Italys natural and artistic heritage, has signed an agreement with the council of the Tuscan town of Manciano and with the ow...
Two new topless buses have joined the Rome tourist routes. The new Archeobuses will join the small fleet that runs from the Termini station to the most important archaeological sites in the Appia Antica Park, and back....
From 13 May the chapel of Villa Doria Pamphilj housed in the Villa Doria Pamphilj park close to the Gianicolo will be reopened for Sunday Mass. The funerary chapel was built along mediaeval and gothic lines with byzant...
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