Where to buy Christmas trees in Rome

Christmas trees on sale at select garden centres and florists in Rome. Christmas trees in Rome is a hot topic during this particular festive season in the Eternal City, with all eyes on the Netflix C...

Vatican Christmas tree arrives in St Peter's Square

Vatican Christmas tree to face "competition" from Rome's Netflix tree. The Vatican has installed its Christmas tree in St Peter's Square, ready for decoration before being lit with energy-efficient C...

How to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome

Rome's American community celebrates Thanksgiving 2018. Thanksgiving is not a holiday widely celebrated in Rome however there are some places offering traditional food and festivities on Thursday 22...

Rome gets special Roman edition of Monopoly

New Roman edition of Monopoly to launch in Rome on 23 November.  A special Roman edition of Monopoly, the world’s most popular board game, will be launched officially in Rome on 23 November. The gam...

Netflix sponsors Rome's Christmas tree

Rome taking no chances after last year's "Spelacchio" Christmas tree fiasco. American media-services provider Netflix is sponsoring Rome's Christmas tree whose lights will be switched on in Piazza Ve...

Best burgers in Rome

Rome may be one of the world's culinary capitals but every now and then comes the urge to enjoy a classic hamburger with fries. Here is our guide to the best burgers in Rome, for those visiting or liv...

Settling in to Italian culture

Visiting Italy and experiencing its culture is an exciting thing, but moving there as an expat brings new challenges, not least getting used to the cultural differences. From social etiquette to busin...

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...

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...

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