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 to restore Arch of Septimius Severus

Roman Forum landmark to be restored by Parco archeologico del Colosseo. The Arch of Septimius Severus - one of ancient Rome's most recognised monuments - is to undergo a programme of restoration and...

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...

Henry, Rome's forgotten Stuart

Cardinal Henry Stuart, Duke of York was Bishop of Frascati, where he lived peacefully for many years - until the Stuart jinx caught up with him. Many people are surprised to find, to the left of the...

Sun lights up Pantheon door on Rome’s birthday in stunning timelapse video

Italy's culture ministry captures one of history's "first great special effects" in an empty Pantheon on Rome's birthday. Rome's birthday, known as Natale di Roma, falls on 21 April, and this year th...

Rome celebrates quiet 2,773rd birthday

Natale di Roma 2020 moves online due to the Coronavirus. Rome celebrates its 2,773rd birthday on 21 April 2020. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary f...

Rome remembers Nazi deportation in Quadraro

Rome residents commemorate 76th anniversary of Nazi raid.Today is the 76th anniversary of the Nazi raid on Quadraro, a south-eastern suburb of Rome, during world war two. The district was well known...

Princess Gwendoline: Rome's Mother of the Poor

Lady Gwendoline Talbot was known as “La Madre dei Poverelli” for her tireless charity work and ministry to Rome's sick.Lady Gwendoline Talbot married Prince Marcantonio V Borghese in Rome on 11 May 18...

Rome sings Bella Ciao to mark anniversary of Fosse Ardeatine massacre

No procession in Rome to mark 76th anniversary of massacre. With Italy in lockdown due to the Coronavirus emergency, no public events are permitted, including the annual procession to mark the annive...

Rome unearths temple devoted to Romulus

"Extraordinary discovery" from sixth century BC at the Roman Forum. Rome archaeologists have discovered a hypogeum or underground temple and tomb believed to be devoted to the cult of Romulus, the ci...

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...

Rome celebrates 2,773rd birthday in 2020

Rome's birthday celebrations for Natale di Roma include historical re-enactments featuring costumed parades and gladiator fights. Rome celebrates its 2,773rd birthday on 21 April 2020. Known as Natal...
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