Italy seeks Unesco World Heritage Status for Appian Way

Ancient Roman road is central to Italy's slow tourism plans. Italy has begun the candidacy process to have the Via Appia Antica inserted in the Unesco World Heritage List, the Italian culture ministr...

Italy court says kids should take surnames of both parents

Court says laws requiring children to take father's name are unlawful and discriminatory.Italian rules requiring children to be given automatically only their father’s surname are unlawful, the countr...

Primo Maggio: Italy celebrates Labour Day on 1 May

International Workers' Day falls on a Sunday in 2022. Italy celebrates Labour Day - known as the Festa dei Lavoratori or Festa del Lavoro - with a nationwide public holiday every year on 1 May. Th...

Italy marks Liberation Day with holiday on 25 April

Rome celebrates Festa della Liberazione on Monday. On 25 April Italy celebrates the 77th Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at the en...

Italy postal worker hid 3,000 letters

Poste Italiane employee hid mail in her car and home. A postal worker in the central Italian town of Spoleto faces criminal charges after being found in possession of around 3,000 letters that she ha...

Putin statue vandalised in Rome wax museum

Rome waxwork of Russian leader is missing an eye. A statue of Russian president Vladimir Putin in Rome's Wax Museum was vandalised on Wednesday, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The wax effi...

Rome extends availablity of outdoor restaurant tables

Rome needs to rethink outdoor dining tables To meet the needs of restaurant operators, surfaces, umbrellas and chairs have invaded meters and meters of public space, changing the face of the city. ...

3.4 magnitude earthquake near Rome

Quake felt in eastern areas of Italian capital. A 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck east of Rome on the night of Monday 11 April at 22.21. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Ciciliano, 10 km eas...

Italy's May Day concert returns to Rome piazza after two years

Workers' Day in Italy is marked with free concertone in Rome. The traditional concert to celebrate Labour Day in Italy returns to Rome's Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano on 1 May for the first time in...

Rome marks ANZAC Day 2022

Annual ANZAC Day commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. The embassies of Australia and New Zealand in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2022 with a memorial service on Monday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on...

Villa Aurora: Rome property with Caravaggio mural up for auction a second time

Historic villa goes under the hammer again after failing to sell at auction in January. A Roman villa with the world's only Caravaggio ceiling painting goes up for sale a second time, on 7 April, aft...

Italy remembers victims of L'Aquila earthquake on 13th anniversary

L'Aquila holds torchlight procession to mark 13 years since earthquake. Italy marks the 13th anniversary of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the city of L'Aquila in the early hours of 6 April...

Italy lures remote workers with digital nomad visa

Fine details still being worked out for a new visa scheme to allow digital nomads to live and work in Italy. The Italian government has approved a decree that will grant a visa to remote workers or s...

Italy celebrates Italian Unity Day on 17 March

Festa dell'Unità d'Italia is a national day of celebration in Italy but not a public holiday. Italian president Sergio Mattarella marked Italian Unity Day on Thursday by saying that Italy and "other...

Italy's Lazio region offers couples €2,000 to get married in Rome

Lazio region seeks to jump start wedding tourism. The central Italian region of Lazio, which includes Rome, is offering up to €2,000 to couples who choose to get married there as part of the 'In Lazi...

Festa della Donna: Italy celebrates Women's Day

Italy celebrates women with Festa della Donna on 8 March. International Women's Day, or Festa della Donna, is marked with events in Rome and across Italy on Tuesday 8 March to commemorate the cultura...

Rome unveils bid for Expo 2030: Future is our History

Rome working towards complete traffic ban in Forum area. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri presented his city's candidature to host the 2030 Universal Exposition, or Expo, at the Italian pavilion in Dubai...

Covid: Italy to suspend unvaccinated over-50 workers

Employers and workers face heavy fines if caught in violation of Italy's new Super Green Pass rules. Italy’s covid-19 vaccination mandate for the over-50s kicks in today, Tuesday 15 February, as the...

Italy lifts outdoor mask mandate amid easing of covid rules

Masks no longer required in most outdoor areas in Italy. Italy lifts its outdoor mask mandate on Friday 11 February, with the government pledging to relax other restrictions amid an improving coronav...

Italian pop star Emma hits back over body shaming

Singer sends message to young girls: "Your body is perfect the way it is." Italian pop star Emma Marrone has hit back at a male journalist over his negative comments about her physical appearance, am...
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