Vatican reports first Coronavirus case

First positive Coronavirus case in Vatican City. The Vatican announced on 6 March that a patient being treated by its health services has tested positive for Coronavirus. The discovery was made on 5...

There is no Coronavirus emergency in Rome

Business as usual in Rome and Lazio region. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi and Lazio Region president Nicola Zingaretti have both underlined the fact that there is no Coronavirus emergency in the capital...

Coronavirus: Rome bar bans Chinese tourists

Bar at Trevi Fountain: No entry for Chinese visitors.A bar near the Trevi Fountain in Rome is causing controversy after placing a sign on its door forbidding the entry of people coming from China, fol...

Medical cannabis is now free in Sicily

Sicilian Region to cover costs of medical cannabis use. The cost of prescriptions for medical cannabis for patients in Sicily will now be covered by regional authorities, following a decree signed by...

Doctors issue health warning over Rome trash

Principals say Rome schools may have to close for health reasons. Doctors say there is "no time to lose" regarding the escalating rubbish crisis in Rome, calling for "all those with responsibility" f...

Rome's international community donates blood

Annual blood drive of Rome's international students and expat residents. Doctors in Italy, an association of English-speaking doctors, is organising a blood drive at Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, just...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Rome

Elegant bike ride raises awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer research, will take place at t...

Rome issues advice for coping with heatwave

Red alert remains in place in Rome on 13 August. Rome remains on a maximum "level 3" heatwave warning as temperatures in the capital reach 36 degrees on Tuesday 13 August, a slight decrease on the da...

Rome on red alert for heatwave on 11 August

Temperatures set to reach up to 40 degrees in Rome. Italy's health ministry has issued a red alert as Rome endures a new heatwave, with forecasters predicting that temperatures in the capital will re...

Rome on red alert for heatwave on 25 July

Temperatures set to exceed 40 degrees in Rome. Italy's health ministry has issued a red alert as Rome braces itself for a new heatwave. Forecasters predict that temperatures in Rome will reach abo...

Best Spas in Rome

From ancient Rome to the present day, Italians have always been experts in relaxation.  So after an adventurous time spent marvelling at the wonders of Rome, what better way to relax than to follow...

Rome trash crisis: doctors say risk of disease

Disease risk linked to cockroaches, rats, flies and seagulls at Rome bins. "There is a risk of passing from a hygienic emergency to a medical emergency, and therefore the risk of spreading diseases"...

Rome's rubbish burns in heatwave

Doctors advise parents to keep children off Rome streets. "Keep children at home, especially those with allergies," the Italian Pediatric Medical Society has warned Rome parents, as the capital grapp...

Public health alert over Rome trash

Lazio Region warns of health hazard due to rubbish on Rome's streets in heatwave. The Lazio regional government has issued a public health warning over the trash accumulated on Rome's streets - parti...

Italy's health ministry issues heat alert for Rome

Italian health authorities release red alert for heatwave. Italy's health ministry has issued a heat warning for six Italian cities, including Rome, on Thursday 27 June, and for 16 cities on Friday 2...

Doctors say Rome trash a health hazard

  “Trash skips must be emptied”Rome doctors have highlighted the health hazard caused by overflowing trash skips on the city streets, baking under the summer heat. "With the arrival of the heat in a...

2019 Race for the Cure in Rome

Komen Race for the Cure raises awareness for breast cancer.The 20th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of central Rome on Sunday 19 May to raise funds and awarene...

Rome hospital performs world's first operation on prematurely aged heart

Progeria sufferer Sammy Basso undergoes successful heart operation in Rome. The world's first operation to repair a prematurely aged heart was carried out successfully at Rome's S. Camillo hospital o...

Transplant success for Baby Alex in Rome hospital

Baby Alex to leave Bambino Gesù hospital after successful bone-marrow transplant. Baby Alex, a 20-month-old boy suffering from a rare genetic disease, is to return home to London after undergoing a s...

Doctors warn Rome trash crisis poses serious health risk

Medics express concerns to Rome mayor over "serious public health problem." Rome's associaton of doctors and dentists has expressed public health concerns in relation to the capital's rubbish crisis...
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