A restoration made of light at the Forum of Augustus

On the bimillennium of the death of Augustus on 19 August 14 BC, Rome is celebrating and rediscovering the emperor who made her great with initiatives, exhibitions and cultural events discussing his p...

Mausoleum discovered at Rome's Ostia Antica

Child's tomb covered with terrible curses An ancient mausoleum containing a dozen tombs belonging to a family of wealthy nobles has been discovered at Rome's sprawling Ostia Antica archaeological...

Hitler painting on show in Rome

Painting to be shown near the Pantheon A watercolour by Adolf Hitler will be displayed at an art gallery near the Pantheon in Rome on 18 July. The work on paper will be shown during a press con...

Mausoleum of Romulus reopens

Imperial Roman monument on Appia Antica restored The Mausoleum of Romulus on Rome's Via Appia Antica has reopened to the public after more than two decades. Built in the early fourth century AD, t...

Liberation Day in Rome

Annual event coincides with canonisation weekend On 25 April Italy celebrates the 69th Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at...

Monte Soratte bunker opens to visitors

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied bombardment The group of local enthusiasts that has cleaned and opened long stretches of the mysterious bunker in the entrails of Mount Soratte will take...

ANZAC Day in Rome

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery Australians and New Zealanders in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2013 with a memorial service on Friday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabaglia,...

Rome remembers Quadraro deportation

Residents commemorate 70th anniversary of Nazi raid Today is the 70th anniversary of the Nazi raid on Quadraro, a south-eastern suburb of Rome, during world war two. The district was well known...

Fosse Ardeatine remembered

70th anniversary of Rome massacre The traditional commemoration ceremony takes place at Rome's Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum on Monday 24 March, in memory of the 335 people killed by the then occupying...

Oldest known Roman temple discovered in Rome

Remains may be the world's oldest Roman temple Archaeologists in Rome have announced the discovery of what may be the world's oldest Roman temple, dating to the seventh century BC. The remains o...

Rome remembers the Holocaust

But memorial marred by anti-Semitic incidents On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday 27 January, numerous memorial events are being held in Rome, many of them aime...

70th anniversary of deportation of Rome's Jews

Anniversary occurs amid controversy over Priebke funeral A series of commemorative events take place in Rome on 16 October, 70 years after more than 1,000 of the city's Jews were deported to the Na...

Controversy in Rome over Priebke funeral

Priebke's final testament reveals no remorse for his Nazi past The controversy continues over the funeral arrangements for Erich Priebke, the former SS officer who died in Rome aged 100 on 11 Octob...

Erich Priebke dies in Rome

Nazi war criminal was 100 years old The former SS officer Erich Priebke, one of the world’s last surviving Nazi criminals, has died in Rome on 11 October, just over two months after reaching...

Rome’s decorated houses

Skilled artists embellished the façades of buildings in 15th- and 16th-century Rome but few survive today. There exists – or rather, there used to exist – an “open-air art...

Erich Priebke's 100th birthday angers Rome

 The approaching 100th birthday of former SS officer Erich Priebke – a Rome resident and one of the world’s last surviving Nazi criminals – has prompted a statement from the par...

Major discovery at Hadrian's Villa

Five monumental buildings have been unearthed at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, located 30km north-east of Rome. Archaeologists came across the complex of buildings, surrounded by large statues, in an are...

Mussolini’s bunker under Palazzo Venezia

The first photographs have been released of Benito Mussolini's secret wartime bunker under his Rome headquarters in Palazzo Venezia, three years after it was rediscovered. The 80-sqm reinforced con...

Fosse Ardeatine remembered

The traditional commemoration ceremony takes place at Rome's Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum on Sunday 24 March in memory of the 335 people killed by the then occupying nazi forces 69 years ago, on 24 March...

Army deactivates WWII Ciampino bomb

A bomb disposal unit from the Italian army carried out a scheduled detonation of a massive bomb found at Ciampino airport, on Sunday 10 February. The bomb, which was left over from world war two an...

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