Where to buy Christmas trees in Rome

Christmas trees on sale at select garden centres and florists in Rome. For Rome residents who wish to create a bit of Christmas magic in their own home, there are numerous outlets selling real trees...

Rome's Christmas tree to be lit up on 8 December

Rome's 2019 Christmas tree is sponsored by Netflix. Rome's Christmas tree, known as Spelacchio, will be illuminated by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi at 19.00 on 8 December, the feast of the Immacul...

Venice mayor declares disaster as city hit by highest tide in 50 years

Water levels in Venice have not been this high since 1966. Venice mayor Luigi Brugraro has declared a state of disaster after the lagoon city in northern Italy was hit by the second highest tide in m...

Where to buy Vatican stamps

Souvenir postcards from Vatican City with Vatican stamps. While on vacation in Rome many tourists enquire about sending a postcard from Vatican City with a Vatican stamp, either as a souvenir for the...

Rome braced for more heavy rain

City issues weather warning for 12 November. Rome residents can expect more heavy rain, as well as thunder storms and gales, on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 November and for the following 12-18 hours,...

Central Italy rocked by earthquake

Earthquake felt distinctly in Rome and Naples.An earthquake with a magnitude of between 4.4 and 4.9 struck central Italy at 18.35 on Thursday 7 November. Its epicentre was in the province of L'Aquila...

How to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome

Rome's American community celebrates Thanksgiving 2019. Thanksgiving is not a holiday widely celebrated in Rome however there are some places offering traditional food and festivities on Thursday 28...

Rome marks National Unity and Armed Forces Day

Frecce Tricolori fly over Rome on 4 November.Italian president Sergio Mattarella will attend the annual ceremony at Rome’s Altare della Patria to mark national unity and armed forces on Monday 4 Novem...

Rome restaurant holds carbonara challenge

Whoever eats 1 kg of spaghetti alla carbonara doesn't pay. A carbonara challenge is taking place at Il Maritozzo Rosso restaurant in the Trastevere district of Rome, on 31 October, for Halloween....

Sicily's arancini enter Oxford English Dictionary

Sicilian speciality listed in prestigious English dictionary. Arancini, Italy's deep-fried rice balls, have been listed in the revised 2019 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Arancini, amon...

Clocks go back on 27 October

Daylight will begin one hour earlier from 27 October. Clocks go back one hour at 03.00 on the night between Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019, bringing an end to daylight saving time, or 'summer...

Internet hunt for wedding proposal couple at Rome's Trevi Fountain

Tourist inadvertently captures engagement scene at Trevi Fountain. A Canadian tourist has sparked an internet hunt for a couple after accidentally capturing the moment of their engagement at the Trev...

World's Best Bars in Rome

Five Italian bars make top 100 world list: three in Rome, two in Milan. Two bars in Rome made The World's 50 Best Bars, the prestigious international list which is viewed as the "Oscars" of the bar w...

Rome man evades house arrest to escape wife

Man under house arrest hands himself in to Rome police. A 49-year-old Rome man under house arrest presented himself at his local police station, telling officers that prison was preferable to staying...

Nicholas Green - The boy who changed Italians

At the end of September 1994 a seven-year old American boy, Nicholas Green (9 Sept 1987 – 1 Oct 1994), was shot and killed in an attempted automobile robbery on the autostrada in Calabria. Following...
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