Dutch tourist missing in lake near Rome

22-year-old tourist did not return after swim in Lake Bracciano. The search continues for a tourist from the Netherlands who went missing at Lago di Bracciano, about an hour north of Rome, on Friday...

Best places to eat outside in Rome

Here are ten of the best places to enjoy al fresco dining in and around Rome, whether it’s for the view, the food, or purely for the ambiance.Local Roman restaurants have been opening slowly, sproutin...

Italy celebrates 75th Festa della Repubblica with public holiday on 2 June

Festa della Repubblica military parade in Rome cancelled for second year due to covid-19. Italy celebrates Festa della Repubblica, Italy's Republic Day, with a national public holiday on Wednesday 2...

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...

Top 10 beaches near Rome

A selection of the best 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 (priva...

L'Aquila marks 12th anniversary of deadly earthquake

L'Aquila beams blue light into sky to mark 12 years since earthquake. Italy is marking the 12th anniversary of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the city of L'Aquila in the early hours of 6 Ap...

Prepare to Sotp: Sabaudia road sign goes viral

Spelling mistake leads to irony on social media and appeals to keep the error. Famed for its beautiful beach, the town of Sabaudia south of Rome welcomed a new - albeit short-lived - attraction yeste...

Italian landmarks go green for St Patrick's Day

Italy has 42 landmarks in the 2021 Global Greening for St Patrick's Day, from Trajan's Column in Rome to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Italy will have 42 sites and monuments included in the 2021 Global...

Irish in Italy celebrate St Patrick's Day online

Italian landmarks illuminated in green lights in honour of Ireland's patron saint. St Patrick's Day takes place under the cloud of covid-19 lockdown restrictions, both in Ireland and Italy, for the s...

The Pantheon in 10 facts

10 facts about the Pantheon in Rome The Pantheon is located at Piazza della Rotonda in Rome's historic centre. Mon-Sat 09.00-19.30, Sun 09.00-18.00. Last admissions are 15 minutes before closing time...

Rome's most romantic places

A guide to Rome's most romantic spots.  Rome has its magnificent museums, its splendid churches, its rich history. It also has romance. Buckets of it. Here is where to find some of the city's most ro...

Rome issues snow warning for 15 January

Snow warning in place for Lazio region on 15 January. Rome has issued a snow warning for the Lazio region from the early hours of Friday 15 January. The city's civil protection authority say the r...

Rome's Mister OK keeps New Year's Day tradition alive with Tiber dive

Daredevil divers plunge into Rome's river Tiber on 1 January 2021. Maurizio Palmulli, known to Romans as Mister OK, kept alive a New Year's Day tradition in Rome, despite the challenges of Italy's re...

All the good things that happened in Italy in 2020

The many positive news stories from Italy in 2020 were too often drowned out by a sea of negative headlines. By Andy Devane Few in Italy would deny that 2020 was a terrible year but looking back o...

What’s happening in Rome on New Year’s Eve?

Rome moves New Year party online this year due to covid-19. New Year's Eve in Rome, and all over Italy, will be drastically different to previous years, due to the nationwide coronavirus restrictions...
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