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...

Marble head discovered in Roman Forum

Rome's deputy mayor announces surprise discovery.A beautiful female head from a marble statue has just been discovered during excavations along Via Alessandrina at the Roman Forum. The surprise disco...

Rome school children clean Holocaust memorials

Students clean Rome's 288 stolpersteine to keep memory alive. On Tuesday 21 May, World Day of Cultural Diversity, Rome's German embassy and the association Arte in memoria invite school students and...

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...

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