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...

Weddings at Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli

Dream wedding destinations at spectacular settings in Tivoli near Rome. Civil wedding ceremonies can now be held at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana, as well as the S...

Rome bids farewell to landmark Martini sign

Rome's Martini sign immortalised by Sorrentino in La Grande Bellezza. The gigantic neon sign carrying the Martini logo, part of the Via Veneto skyline for decades, has been removed by the Turin-based...

Rats in Rome city hall

Rome rat problem linked to city's rubbish crisis. Central offices at Rome city hall have a problem with rats, according to an internal document seen by daily newspaper Il Messaggero. The problem r...

Drunk driver rams Rome bouncers

Revenge attack for being refused entry to Rome nightclub.A man who was refused entry to the Rome nightclub Qube for being drunk returned in his car to ram the bouncers at around 03.00 on 27 January.Th...

Rome tour company offers Instagram Boyfriend

Rome Instagram package costs €350 for three hours.A tour company in Rome is making international headlines with its offer of an "Instagram Boyfriend" for hire. The package provides tourists with prof...

Woman gives birth at Rome's Fiumicino airport

Brazilian woman went into labour while waiting to board at Fiumicino. A Brazilian woman gave birth to a baby boy in Fiumicino airport after going into labour while about to board a transatlantic flig...

Rome downplays risk of snow

Rome takes precautionary measures as temperatures drop. Rome's civil protection authority has distributed "significant quantites of salt" to all areas of the capital as the city prepares for the outs...

Starbucks to open near Vatican Museums in Rome

Starbucks expected to launch in Vatican area of Rome in September 2019. Starbucks is to open an outlet in Rome near the Vatican Museums, at an as-yet unidentified location, according to reports in lo...

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...

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