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...

How to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome

Rome's American community celebrates Thanksgiving 2019. Thanksgiving is not a holiday widely celebrated in Rome however there are some places offering traditional food and festivities on Thursday 28...

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, Italy's deep-fried rice balls, have been listed in the revised 2019 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Arancini, amon...

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 wor...

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...
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