Unexploded world war two bomb dug up in central Rome

Bomb squad on scene near Campo de' Fiori. An unexploded bomb, possibly dating from world war two, has been dug up by workmen carrying out construction works in central Rome, reports local media. The...

September snow falls near Rome

Snow rarely ever falls this early in the Lazio region. Snow fell on the hills and mountains in the greater Rome area and in the Lazio region as temperatures plummeted over the weekend, reports Italia...

Italy: vast fire breaks out in Ancona port

Ancona residents urged to keep their windows closed. A fire of "vast proportions" broke out in the east Italian port of Ancona in the early hours of 16 September, reports news agency ANSA. No casu...

Ferragosto: Italy's summer holiday in August

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

Rome heatwave warning on 12 August

Rome on red alert for heatwave this Wednesday.Rome has issued a 'Level 3' heatwave warning for Wednesday 12 August. The bollino rosso or 'red alert' warning indicates emergency conditions with possib...

10 Italian cities on red alert for heatwave

10 cities including Rome on Level 3 alert for heatwave on 31 July. With Italy set to experience an intense heatwave later this week the Italian health ministry has issued a heat warning for 10 cities...

4th of July virtual party at US embassy in Rome

American embassy in Rome hosts virtual Independence Day celebration. The US embassy to Italy will host a virtual party at Villa Taverna in Rome to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the Declaration o...

Alex Zanardi in critical condition after road accident

Alex Zanardi was involved in a car accident in the province of Siena, during one of the stages of the relay race of "Obiettivo tricolore", a competition of Paralympic athletes participating in handbik...

Italy: the most beautiful country in the world

A visual celebration of Italy's beauty, with uplifting message, goes viral. Acclaimed Italian videomaker Oliver Astrologo released a new video on 17 March, the anniversary of the unification of Italy...

How the Irish in lockdown Italy are celebrating St Patrick's Day

Italy's Irish residents mark St Patrick's Day with balcony singsongs and online parties. With Italy currently in lockdown due to the escalating Coronavirus crisis, this year on 17 March Italy's Irish...

Rome street lights up with love for Valentine's Day

Hearts with love messages illuminate Rome street. Rome's Via Borgognona lights up with love. For the second year in a row, the street in the heart of Rome's historic centre is illuminated with red...

Rome: ice cold Befana on the way

Rome prepares for freezing conditions on 6 and 7 January. Temperatures in Rome and across Italy are expected to drop significantly for the feast of the Epiphany, better known as La Befana, a national...

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Rome

Best things to do in Rome on Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve. Christmas in Rome 2019: from museums to transport, cribs to Christmas for kids - here is some information to help you enjoy Christmas Eve...

Five Guys postpones Rome opening

Five Guys postpones its launch in Rome.Five Guys, the world-famous American burger chain, has postponed its launch in central Rome.Five Guys had been due to open in the capital on 16 December but this...

Five Guys opens in Rome

Five Guys comes to Rome after Milan. Five Guys, the world-famous American burger chain, will launch in central Rome on 16 December. The arrival of Five Guys in Rome follows the opening of its firs...

Tuscany hit by 4.8-magnitude earthquake

No casualties reported in earthquake near Florence.A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Italy, north of Florence, at 04.37 on the morning of Monday 9 December. There were no injuries reported due to the...

Rome's Christmas tree to be lit up on 8 December

Rome's 2019 Christmas tree is sponsored by Netflix. Rome's Christmas tree, known as Spelacchio, will be illuminated by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi at 19.00 on 8 December, the feast of the Immacul...

Venice mayor declares disaster as city hit by highest tide in 50 years

Water levels in Venice have not been this high since 1966. Venice mayor Luigi Brugraro has declared a state of disaster after the lagoon city in northern Italy was hit by the second highest tide in m...

Rome braced for more heavy rain

City issues weather warning for 12 November. Rome residents can expect more heavy rain, as well as thunder storms and gales, on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 November and for the following 12-18 hours,...

Central Italy rocked by earthquake

Earthquake felt distinctly in Rome and Naples.An earthquake with a magnitude of between 4.4 and 4.9 struck central Italy at 18.35 on Thursday 7 November. Its epicentre was in the province of L'Aquila...
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