Pompeii grape harvest amid ancient Roman ruins

Grape harvest used to reproduce the wine grown in Pompeii before it was buried in volcanic ash 2,000 years ago. The annual vendemmia, or grape harvest, gets underway today in the ancient Roman ruins...

Rome remembers Nazi raid on Jewish Ghetto 77 years ago

Rome commemorates deportation of Jews in 1943. Rome's Jewish community commemorates today the 77th anniversary of the deportation of more than 1,000 of the city’s Jews to the Nazi extermination camp...

Rome unveils remains of Roman villa hidden for 2,000 years on the Aventine Hill

Roman villa found under luxury apartment complex on Aventine Hill. Rome archaeologists have unveiled the remains of a magnificent Roman villa, or domus, buried for almost 2,000 years under an apartme...

Falerii Novi: A Roman city revealed by radar

As archaeology develops new techniques, more of the Roman city of Falerii Novi is revealed, without digging an inch. About 50 kilometres to the north of Rome lies a vast site which is encircled by an...

October in Rome: what is Ottobrata Romana?

Ottobrate romane were originally October day trips to Rome's countryside. The expression "ottobrata romana" generally conjures up images of basking in Rome's Indian summer sunshine in October. How...

What did the Roman emperors actually look like?

Canadian designer Daniel Voshart conjures up photorealistic portraits of 54 Roman emperors. We have all seen the statues, either in books or in real life, but did you ever wonder what the Roman emper...

Michelangelo in Rome: Where to find Moses statue

Rome's S. Pietro in Vincoli hosts the chains of St Peter as well as Michelangelo's Moses. The church of S. Pietro in Vincoli, known in English as St Peter in Chains, is a minor basilica hidden away i...

Rome's Pantheon: From Hadrian to Raphael

Tracing some of the Pantheon's reincarnations down through the centuries. In this quincentenary year of his death, Raphael can stake a claim as greatest artist ever. So the Pantheon, whose interio...

Italy: Rome mayor says no to Museum of Fascism

Mayor of Rome says Italian capital is an "anti-Fascist city." Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ruled out categorically a proposal to create a museum dedicated to Fascism in the Italian capital, reports...

Italian town seeks damages for Nazi destruction of Caligula's ships

Nemi town council says archaeological treasures were burned by Nazis. Nemi, a small lakeside town near Rome, is demanding compensation from Germany for the destruction of the remains of two ancient R...

Rome lights up the Arch of Constantine

Ancient Roman monument illuminated with new lights. Rome has illuminated the Arch of Constantine with new LED lights, replacing the old lighting system at the fourth-century landmark beside the Colos...

Pompeii's lost gardens bloom again

Pompeii recreates its lost gardens, orchards and vineyards. The Archaeological Park of Pompeii has inaugurated new "green" itineraries around the site, since it reopened after the covid-19 lockdown,...

Rome unearths ancient Roman sarcophagus at Ostia Antica

Discovery of perfectly preserved sarcophagus at Ostia Antica archaeological park.  An intact terracotta sarcophagus dating from the second century AD has been unearthed alongside the archaeological s...

Rome: Pantheon sinkhole reveals original ancient Roman floor

Unexpected opening in Piazza della Rotonda leads to important rediscovery. Rome archaeologists have announced that a sinkhole which opened up in front of the Pantheon in recent days has brought to li...

Rome reveals secrets of pyramid in virtual tour

Rome celebrates Primo Maggio with virtual tour of landmark monument. Piramide Cestia, Rome’s only surviving ancient Egyptian-style pyramid, will welcome virtual visitors on a special online tour to c...
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