Robert Fagan: Digging and Dealing in Rome

The colourful career of 18th-century artist and archaeologist Robert Fagan revolved around his discoveries in Rome. By Peter Murray Although described as an ”amateur” and ”an antiquarian and a gre...

Underground lakes found under Rome's Coelian hill

Network of pools and caves lies deep beneath Rome's Coelian hill. Archaeologists have discovered a network of lakes in an underground quarry beneath the foundations of a church on Rome's Coelian hill...

Rome marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 73 years after liberation of Auschwitz. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January is being marked in Rome with around 100 memorial events until 31 Jan...

Remembrance Day in Rome 2017

Service at Commonwealth cemetery in Rome on 10 November.The annual Commonwealth Remembrance Day service takes place on Friday 10 November at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery on Via Nico...

Rome's pyramid open for free tours on 1 November

Piramide Cestia wins Europa Nostra heritage conservation award. Rome's Piramide Cestia pyramid celebrates winning this year's Europa Nostra award for heritage conservation by opening for free guided...

Rome remembers 1943 deportation of Jews

74th anniversary of deportation of Rome’s Jews. Rome's Jewish community is commemorating the the 74th anniversary of the deportation of more than 1,000 of the city’s Jews to the Nazi extermination ca...

"Mini Pompeii" found during Rome Metro C works

Rare discovery of ancient wooden ceiling in Rome's S. Giovanni district. Rome archaeologists have announced the discovery of two ancient Roman rooms which feature a charred wooden ceiling and intac...

Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus to reopen in 2019

Telecoms company TIM donates €6 million for restoration project. Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus is set to reopen to the public in April 2019 following a €6 million restoration funded by Italian telec...

Liberation Day in Rome

Rome's Jewish community to boycott annual Liberation Day march. On 25 April Italy celebrates the 72nd Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist...

Rome celebrates 2,770th birthday on 21 April

Historical groups evoke ancient Roman tradtions with Natale di Roma. The capital celebrates its 2,770th birthday on Friday 21 April, with events lasting until Sunday 23 April. Known as Natale di Ro...

ANZAC Day marked in Rome

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. New Zealanders and Australians in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2017 with a memorial service on Tuesday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabagli...

Roman aqueduct found during Rome's Metro C works

Archaeologists announce "sensational discovery" on Rome's Coelian hill. The unearthing of a Roman aqueduct has been announced by Rome archaeologists who describe it as a "sensational discovery of e...

Denmark funds excavations at Caesar's Forum

Excavation of Forum of Julius Caesar will focus under Via dei Fori Imperiali. The Carlsberg Foundation of Denmark is donating €1.5 million to fund a major three-year archaeological excavation proje...

Rome remembers Fosse Ardeatine massacre

73rd anniversary of atrocity at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine. Italian president Sergio Mattarella will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum at 11.00 on Thursday 23 March, i...

Rome remembers the Holocaust

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 72 years after liberation of Auschwitz. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January is being marked in Rome with around 100 memorial events over a ten...

Remembrance Day in Rome

Service at Commonwealth cemetery in Rome on 11 November. The annual Commonwealth Remembrance Day service takes place on Friday 11 November at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery on Via...

Rome to reopen ancient Mamertine Prison

Prison at Roman Forum will reopen with new visitor facilities. The Mamertine prison at the Roman Forum will reopen to the public on 21 July, following a year-long closure to allow for archaeologica...

Liberation Day in Rome

Rome celebrates 71st anniversary of liberation on 25 April. On 25 April Italy celebrates the 71st Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rul...

ANZAC Day in Rome

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. Australians and New Zealanders in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2016 with a memorial service on Monday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabaglia...

Savoia bunker opens in Rome

Wartime bunker built for Italy's former royal family. A bunker designed for Italy's former royal family has opened to the public for the first time, after being abandoned by 70 years, at Rome's Vil...

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