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, the Sicilian deep-fried rice balls, have been listed in the revised 2019 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.Arancini, among...

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...

Netflix to sponsor Rome Christmas tree again

Netflix brings Christmas cheer to Rome for the second time. American media-services provider Netflix is to sponsor Rome's 2019 Christmas tree, for the second consecutive year, according to Italian ne...

Filetti di baccalà: Rome's deep-fried cod fillets

Rome has a restaurant dedicated entirely to the popular Roman speciality. Salted, battered and deep-fried, the filetto di baccalà is a much-loved Roman speciality, popular as an antipasto before pizz...

Rome tour company offers Instagram Boyfriend

Rome Instagram package costs €599 for three hours. A tour company in Rome is offering an "Instagram Boyfriend" for hire. The package provides tourists with professional photographers to follow the...

Ferragosto holiday in Rome

Rome shuts up shop for Ferragosto on 15 August. Each year Italy marks the national holiday of Ferragosto on 15 August, the feast of the Assumption, the day when Catholics believe the Virgin Mary asce...

Superyacht comes to Rome coast

Mega yacht belonging to Russian billionaire arrives at Ostia. A 143m-high superyacht owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko has docked off the Ostia coast near Rome on 25 July. Currently...

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...
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