Top 10 beaches near Rome

For all you beach-lovers here is a selection of resorts within easy reach of Rome. Each one, ordered from north to south, offers either stabilimenti (private beaches with entrance fees and changing fa...

Festa della Repubblica in Rome 2018

Highlight of national celebrations is Frecce Tricolori aeronautical display in Rome. The 72nd celebration of the Festa della Repubblica marking Italy’s national day takes place in Rome and across I...

Clocks spring forward on 25 March

More light in the evenings but darker in the mornings.Don’t forget to set your watches and clocks forward one hour at 02.00 Central European Time (CET) on Sunday 25 March.Central European Summer Time...

Rome's Colosseum turns green for St Patrick's Day

Ireland's Global Greening campaign includes four Italian sites in 2018. The Colosseum will once again be illuminated in green lights as part of Ireland's annual Global Greening campaign for St Patric...

Rome marks International Women’s Day

Rome's MAXXI and GNAM museums free for women on 8 March. International Women's Day, or Festa della Donna, is marked in Rome and across Italy on Thursday 8 March. This year it coincides with a nationa...

Rome schools closed for a second day over snow

City closes all Rome schools on Tuesday 27 February due to snow warning. Rome schools will be closed on Tuesday 27 February due to an ongoing snow alert, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The m...

St Patrick's Day in Rome 2018

Rome's Irish community celebrates St Patrick's Day on 17 March. St Patrick’s Day in Rome begins officially on Saturday 17 March at 10.00, with the annual Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig being celebrated b...

Rome schools close over snow alert

City closes all Rome schools on Monday 26 February. Rome schools will be closed on Monday 26 February due to a risk of snow and severe frost, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The closure will...

Lost postcard arrives 60 years late in Rome

"I miss you very much" Michele wrote to Rina in Rome. A postcard sent 60 years from Milan has finally turned up at its destination, the Centocelle suburb in Rome, according to Italian daily newspaper...

Valentine's Day in Rome

Romantic suggestions for Valentine’s Day in Rome.Current exhibitions in Rome with an air of romance include Bernini at Galleria Borghese, Artisti all'Opera at Palazza Braschi, The Klimt Experience in...

10 free experiences to enjoy in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City, Italy’s capital and one of the top destinations for tourism in Europe clearly doesn’t need much introduction as an interesting and beautiful place to visit. But what many don’...

How to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome

Thanksgiving is not a holiday widely celebrated in Rome but there are some places offering traditional food and festivities on Thursday 23 November. The American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s W...

The Pantheon in 10 facts

1. The Pantheon in the historic centre of Rome was built by Emperor Hadrian between 119-128 AD. Before that, two buildings had existed on the same site but both burned to the ground leaving little tra...

Rome marks National Unity and Armed Forces Day

Military parade and Frecce Tricolori flyover in central Rome on 4 November.   Italian president Sergio Mattarella will attend the annual ceremony at Rome’s Altare della Patria to mark national unity...

Rome Jazz guide

Wanted in Rome's guide to the Jazz music venues in Rome. Alcazar LiveA new entry on Rome's jazz circuit, this former cinema is now a lively hub for cultural events including music, theatre, art-house...

General strike in Rome on 27 October

Public transport and waste collection affected by general strike. Rome is braced for a venerdì nero, or black Friday, due to a general strike called by trade unions representing workers from the city...

Clocks go back on 29 October

Daylight will begin one hour earlier. Clocks go back one hour at 03.00 on the night between Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, bringing an end to daylight saving time, or 'summer' time. Mornings wil...

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Rome

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall to meet Mattarella and Gentiloni. Britain’s Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will meet Italian president Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale...

Clocks spring forward on 26 March

More light in the evenings but darker in the mornings. Don’t forget to set your watches and clocks forward one hour at 02.00 Central European Time (CET) on Sunday 26 March. Central European Summ...

St Patrick's Day in Rome

Rome's Irish community marks St Patrick's Day with numerous social events. St Patrick’s Day in Rome begins officially on Friday 17 March at 10.00, with the annual Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig being c...

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Every evening we include curious minds in our free Pantheon tour. The Pantheon in Rome is a wonderful place to be in but to know it, it's stories and Historical facts connects us m...