Rome's Peter Pan charity celebrates 20 years

Association holds Christmas market on 23 November The Rome-based Peter Pan Onlus association, which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, is celebrating its 20th annive...

Caritas meets in Rome to discuss ebola response

Catholic organisations coordinate plans to tackle epidemic A meeting was held at the Vatican to discuss how the Catholic church is coping in its response to ebola in countries in west Africa, wher...

Proposal to zone prostitution in Rome's EUR district

Plan would see prostitution tolerated and monitored in certain areas of EUR The city parliament and residents of south Rome district EUR are being presented with a so-called "zoning" plan which wou...

Movember in Rome

Annual event to raise awareness of prostate cancer Rugby players in Rome are supporting Movember, the global, month-long initiative aimed at raising awareness and funds for the cure and treatment...

Rome installs cameras to combat drugs

Project to concentrate on Pigneto and S. Lorenzo Rome is to install surveillance cameras in a bid to combat drug dealing in Pigneto and S. Lorenzo, districts which have seen growing protests by re...

Komen Race for cancer awareness in Rome

Annual event begins and ends at Baths of Caracalla The 15th edition of Rome’s Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of the capital on Sunday 18 May to raise funds and awa...

Andrea Bocelli gives charity concert in Rome

Popular Italian singer raising funds for Rome childrens' hospital Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is performing a charity concert to raise funds for the cardiac intensive care unit at Rome's Bambino Ges...

World AIDS Day in Rome

Free HIV screening at two Roman hospitals On the occasion of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Italian ministry of health has launched an AIDS awareness campaign Uniti contro l’Aids (United a...

Give blood in Rome

Blood drive being organised by Marsha De Salvatore Marsha De Salvatore, known to many expats as the co-founder of Rome's Comedy Club, is organising a blood drive at S. Eugenio hospital in EUR on 1...

Movember in Rome

Rugby players in Rome are supporting Movember, the global, month-long initiative aimed at raising awareness and funds for the cure and treatment of prostate cancer and other diseases that affect men....

Blood donors given free entry to Rome's museums

Rome residents who give blood up to 15 October will have free entry for two to the city's museums, as part of a drive to increase the city hospitals' blood supply. All of Rome's civic musems are pa...

Health care: service or sufferance?

A guide to the ins and outs of the Italian health system. In the World Health Organization’s last health care ranking in 2000, Italy’s health care system was regarded as the second best...

Cut drink on holiday in Italy

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has launched a campaign under the slogan “On holiday, don't let drink do your talking”. The idea is to encourage young holiday makers to think b...

Rome charity run for children’s hospital

A 5-km charity run will be held at Villa Pamphilj park on Sunday 12 May to promote healthier lifestyles in children and to raise funds to build the "Bimbi in Movimento" green area at the Bambino Ges&u...

Komen Race for cancer awareness in Rome

The 14th edition of Rome’s Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of the capital on Sunday 19 May to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The annual event is divide...

Rome’s Peter Pan charity saved from eviction

There is no longer any risk of eviction for the Rome-based Peter Pan Onlus association, the centre that provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, according to the newly-electe...

Madonna to open gym in Rome

Italian-American popstar Madonna has announced plans to open a new luxury Hard Candy Fitness centre in the Colosseum area of Rome this spring. The 1,200-sqm centre will be part of Madonna’s H...

Crisis for Rome’s ambulance service

Rome's fleet of 80 ambulances came to a standstill for two hours during the afternoon of 9 January thanks to a shortage of hospital beds. The crisis was caused after patients were required to wait lon...

Arsenic leads to water ban north of Rome

Authorities have banned the drinking of public water supplies in 32 areas of Lazio, mainly in the Viterbo area north of Rome, due to a high presence of arsenic in the water. The order came into effect...

World AIDS Day in Rome

1 Dec. On occasion of the World Day against AIDS, the experts of TVA/IST (Telefono verde Aids e Infezioni sessualmente trasmesse), from 10.00 to 18.00, will be available to answer questions, clarif...
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