Vatican to open tombs in Orlandi search

Orlandi family hope to solve 36-year old mystery.The Vatican has ordered the opening of two tombs in a cemetery adjacent to St Peter's in the latest effort to solve the mystery surrounding Emanuela Or...

UK pensioner sets satnav for Rome but ends up in Germany

Driver ends up more than 1,000 km off course.An 81-year-old motorist who left his Newcastle home to make a pilgrimage to see the pope ended up in Germany after inadvertently typing "Rom" instead of "R...

Festa della Repubblica in Rome

Highlight of national celebrations is Frecce Tricolori aeronautical display in Rome. The 73rd celebration of the Festa della Repubblica marking Italy’s national day takes place in Rome and across Ita...

Cervara di Roma: artists' hilltop village

The natural beauty of Cervara has attracted artists for centuries. Perched among the Simbruini mountains along the border between the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo, Cervara di Roma is located about 70...

Man drove down stairs of Rome metro station

Incident occurred at EUR Magliana on Rome's Metro B. A 70-year-old motorist from the Netherlands drove his car, a Skoda Octavia, down the steps of the EUR Magliana station of Rome's Metro B line on F...

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...

Storm warning in Rome

Rome cancels Via Libera due to weather warning from 11-12 May. Rome's civil protection authority has warned of extreme weather conditions in the capital over the next 24-36 hours. Heavy rain, thun...

Mother's Day in Rome

Celebrating Festa della Mamma in Rome. Mother's Day, known in Italian as Festa della Mamma, is celebrated in Italy on Sunday 12 May 2019. In Rome there are numerous activities aimed at families wishi...

Lazio awarded nine blue flag beaches

385 bandiera blu beaches in Italy in 2019. Nine beaches in the Lazio region have been awarded the 2019 bandiera blu (blue flag) status for high water quality standards. The number of Lazio beaches...

Photo contest for Rome's most beautiful rose

Rome's roses are the subject of an Instagram photo competition. Rome is holding the second edition of a photographic contest on Instagram in search of the city's most beautiful rose. The #PremioRo...

Former prisoner carrying cross from Milan to Rome

Genny is en route to Rome carrying enormous cross. A former prisoner is walking from Milan to Rome, while carrying a wooden cross weighing 40 kg, in a personal road to redemption. Gennaro Sperio,...

Rome celebrates St Patrick's Day

Rome's Irish community marks St Patrick's Day on 17 March. St Patrick’s Day in 2019 falls on a Sunday meaning that it will be a weekend of celebrations in honour of Ireland's patron saint. The day i...

Colosseum turns green for St Patrick's Day in Rome

Ireland's Global Greening campaign includes Colosseum and Irish embassy in Rome. The Colosseum will once again be illuminated in green lights as part of Ireland's annual Global Greening campaign for...

Statue of Neptune appears on Rome coast

Ostia district of Rome becomes home to an unexpected statue of Neptune. A mysterious statue of Neptune, which appeared unexpectedly on Rome's coast in recent days, has become the focus of much attent...

Supermoon over Rome on 19 February

Best vantage points in Rome to view the supermoon. A supermoon - the biggest and brightest moon of 2019 - will be visible over Rome on the night of 19 February. The moon will be 30 per cent bright...

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