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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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