Italy celebrates its grandparents

Tenth anniversary of Festa dei Nonni in Italy. On 2 October Italy celebrates the important role of grandparents in families and society in general. The Festa dei Nonni is being marked with event...

Our readers' top five favourite things about living in Italy

Wanted in Rome recently asked our readers to list their top five favourite things about living in Italy. Here are their replies. Juan Carlos Gomez 1. You can walk for 10 minutes and see so much hi...

Body of 22-year-old German found by Tiber

Police investigating death of German in Rome. The body of a 22-year-old German man was found on the banks of the river Tiber in Rome on 4 June, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera....

Longer opening hours for Italy's Quirinal palace

President's official residence to open daily except Monday and Thursday. Italian president Sergio Mattarella has announced that the presidential Quirinal palace will have much longer visiting hours...

Festa della Repubblica in Rome

Highlight is Frecce Tricolori aeronautical display.  The 69th Festa della Repubblica celebrations marking Italy’s national day take place in Rome on Tuesday 2 June. The annual public holiday is...

Wanted in Rome’s guide to Mother’s Day

Ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday 10 May, Wanted in Rome offers ten suggestions of how to celebrate the occasion in and around Rome. Note that while Mother’s Day is celebrated in most countries around t...

US student dies three months after Rome fall

20-year-old student fell off Lungotevere parapet in January. An American student has died almost three months after falling off the parapet over the river Tiber at Lungotevere dei Vallati in the ea...

Clocks go forward on 29 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 29 March. Central European Summ...

St Patrick's Day in Rome

Wanted in Rome's guide to enjoying St Patrick's Day in the Italian capital St Patrick's Day festivities begin early in Rome this year with the Celtic Ball – the city's biggest social event in Irish...

St Valentine's Day in Rome

Some suggestions for a romantic Valentine's Day in Rome For a romantic aperitivo on St Valentine's Day check out Etablì near Piazza Navona, the Gin Corner in Campo Marzio, Ciampini at the Sp...

Letter arrives in Rome 22 years late

Letter posted in northern Italy in 1992 arrives in Rome in 2015 A Wanted in Rome reader has reported receiving a letter to his Rome workplace 22 years after it was posted in northern Italy....

Rome remembers the Holocaust

70 years since liberation of Auschwitz On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday 27 January, numerous memorial events are being held in Rome until 15 February. E...

American student falls off Tiber banks in Rome

Student in critical condition in Rome hospital An American student is receiving emergency care at Rome's S. Camillo hospital after falling off the parapet over the river Tiber at Lunogtevere dei V...

Rome responds to Paris shootings

Authorities on high alert for terrorism in Rome Italy's interior minister Angelino Alfano convened an emergency anti-terrorism meeting to assess the terrorist threat to Rome following the attack on...

Christmas cribs in Rome

Cribs on display across Rome during Christmas season At this time of the year Rome has numerous Christmas cribs on show, the best-known of which is 100 Presepi in Piazza del Popolo. The 39th editio...

Se il sole muore by Orianna Fallaci

“I enjoy being 30, I drink my 30s like a liqueur, I don’t shrivel up in premature old age, cyclostyled on carbon paper.  Listen, Cernam, White, Bean, Armstrong, Gordon, Chaffee: being 30 is great, and...

Final effort to save Rome's Caffé della Pace

Human chain protest to stave off eviction of historic bar A last-ditch protest to save Caffè della Pace from eviction was held on 27 November when a human chain was formed around the histor...

Thanksgiving in Rome

Thanksgiving festivities take place in Rome on 27 November Thanksgiving is not a holiday widely celebrated in Rome, but there are some places where you can get your fill of traditional food and fes...

Flood alert disrupts Rome

Repubblica station closed and traffic chaos as city downgrades weather alert Schools in Rome reopened on 7 November after a "code red" weather alert the day before prompted the city to order their...

National Unity and Armed Forces Day in Rome

Italian president and premier at ceremony in Piazza Venezia Italian president Giorgio Napolitano and premier Matteo Renzi participated in the annual ceremony at Rome's Altare della Patria to mark...

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