Marmolada: Glacier avalanche kills six in Italian Alps

16 still missing after chunk of glacier collapses from Marmolada peak. At least six people have been killed after part of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps on Sunday, leaving nine inju...

Siena welcomes return of Palio horse race after two years

Palio was cancelled for last two years due to pandemic. The historic Palio di Siena horse race returns on Saturday 2 July after being cancelled for the last two years due to Italy's covid restriction...

Rome villa with Caravaggio mural up for sale a third time

Villa Aurora goes under the hammer again after failing to sell twice at auction earlier this year. An historic Rome villa with the world's only known ceiling painting by Caravaggio goes up for sale a...

Italy issues red alert heatwave warning for 22 cities

Rome included in 'bollino rosso' warning as heatwave sweeps Italy.The Italian health ministry has issued a 'red alert' warning for most of the country's main cities on Wednesday and Thursday due to an...

Rome celebrates patron saints with public holiday on 29 June

Rome marks Festa di SS. Pietro e Paolo. Rome celebrates its patron saints Peter and Paul with a public holiday in the Italian capital on Wednesday 29 June, leading to the closure of many shops, busin...

Rome battles wildfires amid record June heatwave

Fire fuelled by strong winds during hottest June day on record. Rome firefighters battled a vast wildfire on the north-west outskirts of the city on Monday afternoon amid the hottest temperatures eve...

Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio dies in Italy at 87

Italy bids farewell to leading business figure. Leonardo Del Vecchio, the Italian founder of Luxottica and president of EssilorLuxottica, the world's largest producer and retailer of glasses and fram...

Emanuela Orlandi: Vatican mystery of schoolgirl missing since 1983

For almost four decades the Orlandi family has sought answers to one of Italy's greatest mysteries. A sit-in will take place in Rome on Wednesday evening near St Peter's Square, 39 years after 15-yea...

Rome faces water crisis amid drought emergency

Rome mayor asks residents not to waste water as several Italian regions hit by severe drought. The Lazio region around Rome is set to declare a state of emergency as an ongoing drought raises the pro...

Swine fever: Lazio region approves plan to kill 50,000 wild boar

Animal rights activists slam "heinous" plan. The Lazio region around Rome has approved measures to drastically reduce its numbers of wild boar in response to the risk of African swine fever (ASF) for...

Keep an eye on the sky for the strawberry supermoon

It’s the second Supermoon of the year.  We will have actually seen four in a row between spring and summer of 2022. The one on 14 June is the last one before the summer solstice. In the culture of the...

Seven killed in helicopter crash in Italy

Helicopter went missing during storm on Thursday. The bodies of seven people missing in a helicopter crash in northern Italy were found on Saturday, two days after the aircraft disappeared from radar...

Swine fever: Italy to kill 1,000 pigs and 400 wild boar in Rome area

Fears for Italy's food sector after swine fever detected in pigs on farm near Rome. About 1,000 pigs are to be slaughtered in the Lazio region after two pigs tested positive for African swine fever (...

Wild boar disrupt end-of-school picnic at lake near Rome

Incident comes as Rome prepares for wild boar cull. A lake-side picnic near Rome to celebrate the end of school descended into chaos by the sudden arrival of a family of wild boar on Wednesday aftern...

Rome prepares for Festa della Repubblica

 Streets will close at dawn on 2 June.A parade of five thousand people will start at 10 a.m. along Via dei Fori Imperiali to celebrate the Festa Della Repubblica. Starting today a parking ban will be...

Italy celebrates Festa della Repubblica with public holiday on 2 June

Rome sees return of military parade after two years. Italy celebrates Festa della Repubblica, Italy's Republic Day, with a national public holiday on Thursday 2 June 2022. This year marks the 76th...

Capaci bombing: Rome displays remains of Falcone's escort car

Italy marks 30 years since assassination of Giovanni Falcone. The mangled remains of a car from the Capaci bombing in which anti-Mafia judge Giovanni Falcone was killed 30 years ago have gone on disp...

Missing US tourist, 21, found dead in Rome river

Tourist was missing in Rome for several days. The body of a 21-year-old American man was found in Rome's river Tiber on Thursday morning, Italian media reports. The man, identified as Elijah Oliph...

Italy marks 30 years since murder of anti-mafia judge Falcone

Capaci bombing took place on this day 30 years ago. Italy marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of the anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone who was assassinated by the Corleonesi mafia in a bombing i...

Hannibal: Italy set for record May heatwave this weekend

May temperatures soar above monthly average in Italy. Italy is braced for what could be the hottest temperatures ever recorded in May this weekend as the 'Hannibal' heatwave is set to reach peaks of...
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