Secret room discovered after 2,000 years at Rome's Domus Aurea

Rome makes major discovery at Emperor Nero's Golden Palace.Rome archaeologists have rediscovered the Sala della Sfinge, the Room of the Sphinx, hidden at Emperor Nero's Domus Aurea or Golden Palace fo...

Rome marks ANZAC Day 2019

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. New Zealanders and Australians in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2019 with a memorial service on Thursday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabaglia...

Liberation Day in Rome 2019

Rome celebrates 74th anniversary of liberation on 25 April.On 25 April Italy celebrates the 74th Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at...

Rome marks 2,772 years of history with costumed parade on 22 April

Rome parade on 22 April will feature centurions, gladiators and vestal virgins.  A parade, featuring 1,500 participants dressed in ancient Roman costumes, takes place in Rome on Monday 22 April to ma...

Rome unearths ancient Roman kiln in Trastevere

Random discovery took place in grounds of Rome's Corsini palace. Rome archaeologists have presented the well-preserved remains of a ancient Roman workshop with large-scale furnace, or kiln, used in t...

Rome celebrates 2,772nd birthday on 21 April 2019

Rome's birthday celebrations for Natale di Roma include historical re-enactments including a costumed parade and gladiator fights. Rome celebrates its 2,772nd birthday on 21 April which this year coi...

Nero's first palace opens to the public in Rome

Nero's Domus Transitoria palace opens for guided tours on Rome's Palatine hill. The ruins of Emperor Nero's first palace, known as the Domus Transitoria, have opened to the public following a decade...

Rome marks 75th anniversary of Fosse Ardeatine massacre

335 people were killed at the Fosse Ardeatine in Rome in 1944. Rome is holding several ceremonies in memory of the 335 people killed by the then occupying Nazi forces 75 years ago, on 24 March 1944....

Rome's Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne opens once a year

Renaissance palace in Rome open each 16 March from 07.00-13.00. Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, a Renaissance palace fronting onto Rome's Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, opens to the public each year on 16...

Rome tours of Mussolini's wartime bunker

Guided tours of Mussolini bunker at Villa Torlonia. A wartime air-raid shelter used by Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, along with two adjoining bunkers, is open for guided tours which must b...

S. Francesca Romana: Rome patron saint of drivers

Monastery of S. Francesca Romana in Rome opens to visitors once a year. The feast day of the patron saint of motorists, S. Francesca Romana (1384-1444), is marked in Rome each year on 9 March. The...

Rome bids farewell to Rosetta Stame, daughter of Ardeatine massacre victim

Rosetta Stame read names of Fosse Ardeatine victims at memorial each year. Italian president Sergio Mattarella has led tributes to Rosetta Stame, the daughter of Ardeatine massacre victim and partisa...

Bulgari to restore Rome's Largo Argentina site

Largo Argentina to become accessible to visitors thanks to Bulgari. Rome's archaeological site at Largo di Torre Argentina is to be restored in a €1 million project sponsored by luxury jeweller Bulga...

Rome remembers Jewish victims of the Holocaust

Rome installs new stolpersteine memorials as well as replacing those stolen in December. Rome will install 26 new brass cobblestone memorials to Jewish victims of the Holocaust at various locations t...

Rome remembers the Armistice

Centenary of the end of world war one is marked in Rome this November.At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the so-called Great War ended. An armistice was signed in a railroad c...

Last survivor of 1943 Rome Jewish Ghetto raid dies

Death of Lello Di Segni comes 75 years after 1943 raid in Rome's Jewish Ghetto. Lello Di Segni, the last survivor of the 1943 raid on Rome's Jewish Ghetto district to deport Jews to Nazi exterminatio...

Rome commemorates 1943 deportation of Jews

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Rome’s Jews.Rome's Jewish community will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the deportation of more than 1,000 of the city’s Jews to the Nazi ext...

Rome marks 1943 bombing of S. Lorenzo

75th anniversary of Allied bombing of Rome's S. Lorenzo in 1943.Rome is holding a series of commemorative events on 19 July to mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied bombing of the capital's S. Loren...

Mystery surrounds ancient discovery in north Rome

Archaeological remains at Ponte Milvio could be one of Rome's earliest churches.Archaeologists are baffled over an important discovery of the remains of ancient Roman buildings, dating from the first...

New Pompeii hidden beneath Rome's Colle Oppio

Major funds would be required to excavate the Oppio hill in Rome. A "new Pompeii" could lie hidden deep beneath Rome's Colle Oppio however it would take "several millions" of euro to excavate it, acc...

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