Rome bust of Italian radio inventor Marconi defaced for 'fascist links'

Activist used spray paint to deface Marconi bust in Rome. A police investigation is underway in Rome after a bust of Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor of the radio, was defaced with spray paint...

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 mayor to lay cornerstone of Holocaust Museum but city's Jewish community will not be there

Rome's Jewish community to snub ceremony which takes place weeks before mayoral elections. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi announced that the foundation stone of the Museo della Shoah, a museum to commemor...

Rome welcomes American WWII soldier Martin Adler

Martin Adler returns to Italy to meet three children he nearly shot in world war two. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi welcomed 97-year-old retired American soldier Martin Adler to the capital, hosting him...

Rome's Baths of Caracalla open at night

How to visit Baths of Caracalla at night this September. The Baths of Caracalla will open to the public at night for visits, guided tours and special events on select dates in September. The 'Cara...

Rome's Colosseum opens underground for night tours

Explore the Colosseum by the light of the moon with guided tours in Italian and English on Friday and Saturday nights. Rome's Colosseum opens up its labyrinth of underground chambers and tunnels for...

Rome digs up ancient border stone near tomb of city's first emperor

Rare 'pomerium cippus' comes to light again after 2,000 years. Rome archaeologists have unearthed a border stone laid during the reign of Emperor Claudius almost 2,000 years ago, the first such disco...

Making wine on Rome's Palatine Hill

Pliny's ancient vines come back to life in the heart of Rome. A small vineyard has been established on the Palatine Hill as part of ongoing efforts to restore the site's imperial gardens and Renaissa...

Rome's House of Vestal Virgins reopens in Roman Forum

Atrium Vestae reopens fully as part of new Roman Forum itinerary.The Colosseum Archaeological Park reopens the House of the Vestal Virgins to the public fully on 6 July following an extensive restorat...

Rome opens up Aurelian Walls for guided tours

Free guided tours of Rome's Aurelian Walls this summer. Rome opens up internal stretches of the city's ancient Aurelian Walls for the first time with guided tours at weekends this summer. The tour...

Rome reveals Hadrian's hidden Athenaeum

Ancient Roman site had been obscured by hoarding in recent years. Hadrian's Athenaeum is once again visible to passersby after the city removed the concrete barriers and hoarding that had long obscur...

Rome's Domus Aurea reopens with homage to Raphael

Archaeological site reopens to the public with multimedia show dedicated to 'grotesque' style rediscovered by Raphael and other Renaissance artists. Rome's Domus Aurea, containing the majestic remain...

Colosseum underground labyrinth opens fully to visitors

Colosseum hypogeum restored in major project financed by Tod's. The underground heart of Rome’s Colosseum, a labyrinth of passageways and chambers called the hypogeum, has opened to the public fully...

Rome reopens bookings to visit Mausoleum of Augustus

Site opens for bookings between 1 July and 30 September but tickets are likely to be snapped up quickly. Rome has reopened the booking system for the Mausoleum of Augustus - the tomb of Rome's first...

Alfredino Rampi: Italy marks 40 years since nation shocked by Vermicino tragedy

Italy looks back on the 40th anniversary of the Vermicino tragedy whose doomed rescue attempts unfolded on live television. On this day 40 years ago, a small boy fell deep into a well in a village ne...
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