Rome commemorates Fosse Ardeatine

71st anniversary of Rome massacre. The traditional commemoration ceremony takes place at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum on Tuesday 24 March, in memory of the 335 people killed by the then occupyi...

Rome restores Temple of Peace

Marble columns reconstructed for Rome's birthday The Temple of Peace in the Roman Forum is to be restored in time for the city's annual birthday commemoration on 21 April, according to the cap...

Massive ancient Roman reservoir excavated on Metro C site

Largest ancient Roman reservoir ever found Archaeologists working alongside the excavations for Rome's new Metro C line in the S. Giovanni district have discovered one of the largest ancient Roman...

Canadian war veterans return to Italy after 70 years

28 war veterans honour their comrades buried in Italy A delegation of 28 Canadian war veterans is travelling to Italy to participate in Canada's official commemorations on the 70th anniversary of t...

Rome's Colosseum arena floor could be restored

Culture minister backs plan by Italian archaeologist Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini has added his support to the proposed rebuilding of the Colosseum's arena floor, rendering it the wa...

Mussolini bunker opens to visitors in Rome

Guided tours of main bunker along with two earlier shelters An air-raid shelter used by Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini will reopen to the public from 31 October, along with two adjoining...

Rome gives green light to Holocaust Museum

News comes on 71st anniversary of deportation of Rome's Jews Construction is to begin on Rome's Museo della Shoah, which will commemorate Italy’s Jewish victims of the Holocaust, at Villa Tor...

Vicus Jugarius reopens in Roman Forum

Rome restores ancient street as part of bimillennium of emperor Augustus The ancient Vicus Jugarius in the Roman forum has reopened following a €1.3-million restoration over the last four year...

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...

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