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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...
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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...
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, one of Romes major exhibition centres which has been under reconstruction for years is now due to re-open in September 2007. The huge Palaexpo building in the Via Nazionale is next to the paleo...
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A festival of philosophy will be held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome from 11 14 May. Promoted by the Rome city council, Progetto Telecom and the Fondazione Musica per Roma there will be four days of encoun...
Dutch artist Johanne Vermeers 1667 work The Love Letter is on show for the first time in Rome, at Palazzo Barberini, which houses Italys national collection of ancient art. The event marks the opening of space returned...
Unesco has named Turin and Rome as world book capitals for 2006 and from Saturday 22 April until Tuesday 25 April Rome will be offering a large programme in libraries all over the region of Lazio, the province and the ci...
The Italian ministry for fine art and culture has recently announced that it is now in a position to buy the part of the Palazzo Altemps which is not already owned by the state. Palazzo Altemps, just north of the Piazza...
The 14th edition of the spring open day, Giornata della Primavera, organised by the Fondo per lAmbiente Italiano (FAI), will take place on 25 and 26 March. A total of 410 monuments many of which are not usually open to...
A new church in the Magliana area of Rome was consecrated by Cardinal Camillo Ruini on Saturday 25 March. S. Volto di Ges, at the corner of Via Caprese and Via della Magliana, was designed by the Italian firm Piero Sarto...
Three new public libraries are to open in Rome. On 31 March, library Sandro Onofri in the Acilia area, southwest of Rome will be opened, followed by the opening of libraries in ex-Vaccheria Nardi in the Tiburtina area an...
The recently restored Forte Portuense has opened to the public for the first time in its history. Built in 1884, it was one of 16 fortresses in a defence system circling the city between the Aurelian walls and todays Gra...
It has come around again, the Sanremo festival of Italian songs started on 27 February and will continue for five evenings until 4 March (the festival rests on Wednesday 1 March so that the Italians may watch a friendly...
Archaeological documentaries about the Valley of the Buddha in Afghanistan, the Libyan desert, the archaeological museum in Baghdad, mysterious ancient Sardinian cultures and a virtual reconstruction of Troy will be scre...
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