Mediaeval church in Roman Forum reopens

Rome's “mediaeval Sistine Chapel” reopens after 36-year restoration. The sixth-century S. Maria Antiqua church in the Roman Forum, one of Rome’s earliest surviving Christian monuments, reopened to...

Rome remembers the Fosse Ardeatine

72nd anniversary of massacre at Rome's Fosse Ardeatine. Italian president Sergio Mattarella attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Rome’s Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum on 23 March, in memory of the 335 p...

Rome's pilgrim routes

Much of the layout of Renaissance Rome was dictated by the needs of pilgrim routes to St Peter's from all parts of the city. Arianna Farina The layout of Rome in the early 15th century was still...

Rome remembers the Holocaust

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 71 years after liberation of Auschwitz. Numerous memorial events are being held in Rome to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday 27 January....

Remembrance Day in Rome

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

Roman Forum opens Imperial Roman ramp

Emperor Domitian's ramp connects Roman Forum with Palatine hill. A first-century ramp that leads from the Roman Forum up to the hilltop imperial palace on the Palatine hill opened to the public on...

Rome commemorates deportation of Jews

72nd anniversary of deportation of Rome’s Jews. Commemorative events are taking place in Rome on 16 October, 72 years after more than 1,000 of the city’s Jews were deported to the Nazi exterminatio...

Jacobite Rome

Traces of the House of Stuart can still be seen in Rome 300 years after the Jacobite Rising in Scotland. The Jacobite Rising in Scotland in 1715 was the second of three unsuccessful attempts made b...

New discovery suggests ancient Rome may have been bigger

Sixth century BC house may be proof of larger ancient capital than originally thought. The discovery of a sixth century BC residence on Rome's Quirinal hill could prove that the ancient city was mu...

Remains of earlier Arch of Titus discovered in Rome

Triumphal arch found buried under Circus Maximus. Archaeologists working in Rome's Circus Maximus have unearthed large marble remains belonging to a lesser-known Arch of Titus dating to 81 AD, the...

Liberation Day in Rome

City celebrates 70th anniversary of liberation. On 25 April Italy celebrates the 70th Festa della Liberazione which marks the country’s liberation from German occupation and fascist rule at the end...

Anzac Day in Rome

Annual commemoration at Rome War Cemetery. New Zealanders and Australians in Rome will mark ANZAC Day 2015 with a memorial service on Saturday 25 April at the Rome War Cemetery on Via Nicola Zabagl...

Rome remembers Quadraro deportation

Residents commemorate 71st anniversary of Nazi raid. Today is the 71st anniversary of the Nazi raid on Quadraro, a south-eastern suburb of Rome, during world war two. The district was well known...

Rome to celebrate 2,768th birthday

Ancient Rome evoked by 50 historical groups from 10 countries The capital celebrates its 2,768th birthday on Tuesday 21 April, with events beginning on Sunday 19 April. Known as Natale di Roma, the...

Pleistocine Museum of Rome opens

Fossils, flints and bones 200,000 years old go on display. The Pleistocine Museum of Rome been inaugurated by the city's mayor Ignazio Marino and admission is free to visitors. Located in Casa...

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...

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