How to celebrate Halloween in Rome

Guide to Halloween 2018 for kids and adults in Rome. Rome embraces the ghoulish festival of Halloween - still a slightly foreign concept in Italy - a little more each year with Halloween-themed event...

Rome Film Fest honours Martin Scorsese

American director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Rome. The 13th Rome Film Fest pays homage to veteran movie director Martin Scorsese who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at 19.00 o...

Bad Times at The El Royale opens Rome Film Fest

Rome cinema festival records increase in numbers of pre-sale tickets. The 13th edition of the Rome Film Fest opens at 19.30 on Thursday 18 October with Bad Times at The El Royale at the Auditorium Pa...

Rome Film Fest unveils 2018 line-up

Rome Film Fest to premiere The Girl in the Spider’s Web with Claire Foy.The complete line-up has been announced for the 13th annual Rome Film Fest, which takes place at the Auditorium Parco della Musi...

Rome opens beach along river Tiber

Entry to Rome's river beach is free but swimming is banned in Tiber. Rome has finally opened its long-awaited artificial beach along the banks of the river Tiber, between the S. Paolo and Marconi dis...

Rome rejects Beyoncé request to film in Colosseum

Request by Beyoncé and Jay-Z rejected by Italian culture ministry.A last-minute request by hip hop couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z to film inside the Colosseum was reportedly turned down by Italy's culture m...

Gladiator with live orchestra at Rome's Circus Maximus

Outdoor screening of Gladiator with orchestra in Rome on 8-9 June.Rome is to screen the movie Gladiator, whose soundtrack will be played by a live orchestra, at the Circus Maximus on 8 and 9 June.Ridl...

Mille Miglia vintage car rally comes to Rome

Annual vintage car rally arrives in Rome on 17 May.A fleet of 450 classic and vintage cars from 34 countries arrives in Rome on the evening of Thursday 17 May, in the 2018 edition of the Mille Miglia...

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Rome

Rome rings in 2018 with 24 hours of cultural events from 31 December until 1 January. Here is our guide to enjoying New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the Eternal City. Festa di RomaThe Festa di Rom...

Tightrope act over Rome's Tiber river

Andrea Loreni performs first high-wire act over Tiber in Rome. Italian performer Andrea Loreni has become the first tightrope walker to conquer Rome's Tiber, walking along a steel wire that linked th...

Kevin Spacey axed from Rome film

Ridley Scott replaces Spacey with Christopher Plummer. Director Ridley Scott has axed actor Kevin Spacey from All the Money in the World, a film set predominantly in Rome, just six weeks before its r...

Rome Film Fest attracts big names

Movies from 31 countries and numerous Hollywood stars in attendance. The 12th edition of the Rome Film Fest features screenings, master classes, tributes, retrospectives, panels and special events, a...

Rome series Suburra debuts on Netflix

Suburra is first fully-Italian production for Netflix. The new television series Suburra, set in Rome, will become the first fully-Italian production on Netflix when it launches on 6 October. The te...

Celebrity Fight Night comes to Rome

Andrea Bocelli invites stars to Rome for week of charity fund-raising events.Sir Elton John will be among the guest performers at a private charity fund-raising concert inside Rome's Colosseum on the...

Rome celebrates Carnevale

Rome celebrates traditional carnival season with parades and fireworks. The ninth edition of Carnevale Romano, Rome's traditional carnival season, includes parades, readings, live music and firewor...

Crackdown on gambling in Rome

Rome mayor “declares war” on gambling. Slot machines are to be prohibited in the centre of Rome according to new regulations proposed by the city's mayor Viriginia Raggi who has "declared war" on g...

Netflix begins filming Suburra in Rome

Suburra will be first Italian original series for Netflix. Netflix, the international provider of on-demand internet streaming films and television shows, has begun filming Suburra, its first Itali...

Return of Rome's Luneur fun park

Italy's oldest amusement park reopens after years of closure. The Luneur fun park in Rome's southern EUR suburb reopened on 27 October, in time for Halloween children's activities, after being clos...

Rome's Fiddler’s Elbow celebrates 40 years

Oldest Irish pub in Rome marks milestone with week-long party. The Fiddler's Elbow in Rome, Italy’s first Irish pub, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a week of live music events from 24-30 Octo...

Cinema2Day €2 tickets in Italian cinemas

Cinema2Day to launch in Italian cinemas on 14 September. Going to the cinema on every second Wednesday of the month will now only cost €2 thanks to a nationwide initiative announced by Italy's cult...

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