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...

Rome celebrates 150 years as Italy's capital

Pope Francis urges Rome to be a city of solidarity and peace. Rome has begun a year-long programme of celebrations leading up to its 150th anniversary as the capital city of Italy in 2021. The ann...

Rome skull belongs to Pliny the Elder

Experts claim skull from Pompeii belongs to Roman admiral. A mysterious skull preserved at Rome's Accademia di Arte Sanitaria belongs to Roman military leader Pliny the Elder, experts have claimed....

Isola Sacra: life and death in ancient Rome

The Isola Sacra necropolis offers a rare insight into cosmopolitan middle-class life and death over three ancient Roman dynasties. Located just south of the coastal town of Fiumicino, some 30km south...

Rome restores underground Basilica of Mysteries

Rome's mysterious underground basilica was discovered in 1917. One of Rome's most magical and mysterious underground sites, the so-called Basilica of Mysteries, is being restored with funding from th...

Roman house at Herculaneum reopens after 35 years

Italy's culture minister opens restored Casa del Bicentenario at Herculaneum. The ancient House of the Bicentenary, or Casa del Bicentenario, reopened at the Italian archaeological site of Herculaneu...

Mediaeval pilgrim tombs found below Rome street

Mediaeval tombs discovered in the heart of Rome. Two tombs dating from the Middle Ages were unearthed during gas works on Via del Governo Vecchio, a street near Piazza Navona in central Rome, accordi...

Rome remembers Nazi raid on Jewish Ghetto

Rome commemorates 1943 deportation of Jews.Rome's Jewish community commemorates the 76th anniversary of the deportation of more than 1,000 of the city’s Jews to the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwit...
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