Rome's mediaeval Sistine Chapel in Roman Forum

Mediaeval church of S. Maria Antiqua in the Roman Forum. The sixth-century S. Maria Antiqua church in the Roman Forum, one of Rome’s earliest surviving Christian monuments, can be visited as part of...

Rome opens underground sites for special tours

Rome organises tours of rarely-opened underground sites. More than 30 of Rome's underground sites which normally have limited public access will open for special guided tours between September and De...

Rome honours Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

Honorary citizenship for Rome-born astronaut. Rome is set to confer honorary citizenship on astronaut Michael Collins on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, according to an announceme...

Human skeleton discovered near Rome pyramid

Rome workers unearth human skeleton outside Piramide metro station. A human skeleton has been unearthed during road works in Rome's Piazzale Ostiense, outside the Piramide metro station and across th...

The tragic life and death of Beatrice Cenci

The haunting story of Beatrice Cenci (1577-1599), the young Roman noblewoman who murdered her abusive father before being beheaded on a bridge in Rome, still fascinates today. The daughter of Count F...

Rome's oldest gelateria to celebrate 140 years

Fassi gets ready to celebrate 140 years of gelato in Rome. Rome's oldest gelateria, Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi, is preparing to celebrate its 140th anniversary by asking Romans for their me...

Exploring Rome's Aventine Hill

Walk through history on the Aventine, one of Rome's seven hills. The Aventine, one of the seven hills of Rome, was once a suburb of the ancient Roman city before becoming an important centre of Chris...

Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli free on first Monday of month

Free entry to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tivoli on select days. There is free entry to the sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este in Tivoli, outside Rome, on the first Monday of the month betw...

Roman Forum find identified as Dacian warrior

Rome unearths ancient marble bust dating to second century AD.The marble bust unearthed at Trajan's Forum on 19 July is believed to have been one of the approximately 60-70 statues of Dacian warriors...

Rome unearths marble bust at Roman Forum

New surprise discovery at the Roman Forum. A marble bust has been unearthed by Rome archaeologists at excavations in the Roman Forum on 19 July. The discovery was made under Via Alessandrina, the...

Rome discovers Mediaeval fresco hidden for 900 years

Mediaeval fresco found in Rome church following discovery of obscure archive document.A large fresco dating from the Middle Ages has been discovered in a church on Rome's Aventine Hill, after being hi...

Water garden on Rome's Palatine Hill comes back to life after 300 years

Waters flow once again at Nymphaeum of Mirrors on Palatine Hill. The fountains and surprise water jets of the Ninfeo degli Specchi, or Nymphaeum of Mirrors, are flowing once again - after 300 years -...

Rome unites Roman Forum with Imperial Fora

Rome celebrates its patron saints with free visit to Forum sites. From 29 June, the feast day of Rome's patron saints Peter and Paul, it will be possible to visit the Roman Forum and the Imperial For...

Rome plans “archaeological Central Park”

  New pedestrian routes through Roman and Imperial Fora – and beyond. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi and Italy's culture minister Alberto Bonisoli on Thursday inaugurated a new pedestrian route connect...

Experts say ancient head found in Rome is Dionysus

Ancient marble head found in Rome dates back to the Imperial age. The white marble head unearthed during excavations at the Roman Forum on 24 May is believed to represent a male deity, most likely Di...
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