Rome remembers the Holocaust

On the occasion of the 12th International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, numerous memorial events are being held in Rome, many of them involving schoolchildren. Established in 2000 by the Eu...

Rome remembers arrival of allied forces in 1944

The city of Rome remembers the anniversary of the entry in Rome of the allied forces on the night of 4 June 1944 with a parade and reenactment of the event on Sunday 12 June. More than 50 vintage...

Anniversary of Ardeatine massacre in Rome

Rome commemorates the 67th anniversay of the Fosse Ardeatine massacre on 24 March, in which 335 people were killed by the then occupying nazi forces on 24 March 1944. The mass killing was in retaliato...

Flying the Italian flag to celebrate unification

On the night between 16 and 17 March Rome's museums and shops stay open late to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Reminiscent of the Notte Bianca from former mayor Walter Ve...

Rome’s cannon to fire 150 shots for anniversary

At midday on 17 March, 150 shots will be fired from the cannon on the Janiculum hill. In what is sure to be the loudest celebration of Rome's festivities in honour of the 150th anniversary of the unif...

ATAC launches Viva Verdi for 17 March

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, Rome

Rome restores Garibaldi statue on Janiculum hill

The monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi on Rome

?Miracle find

Six perfectly preserved statues dating from the third century have been discovered during an archaeological dig on the site of an ancient Roman villa in Anagnina in the south-east of Rome. Described a...

Original Roman Republic constitution on show in Rome

The original copy of the 1849 constitution declaring a Roman Republic is on display at the Capitoline museums on the occasion of its 162th-anniversary. On loan from the Augusta library in Perugia, the...

Restoration of Mussolini balcony in Rome

The balcony at Palazzo Venezia has been cleaned and restored. The restoration was commissioned by the ministry for cultural heritage after Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano asked to view the balcon...

House of the Vestal Virgins restored

The House of the Vestal Virgins in the Roman Forum, which has been out of bounds for 20 years, has reopened to the public. Situated at the foot of the Palatine, it was close to the Temple of Vesta, th...

Rome’s Villa Quintili opens to visitors

After a two year restoration programme between 2007 and 2009, and 11 months of rendering the site safe for visitors, the Villa Quintili has opened to the public. The ten hectare architectural complex...

Rome’s Palazzo Valentini opens permanently

After a major restoration the excavations under Palazzo Valentini have now opened to the public on a permanent basis. A small baths complex dating from the second century AD was discovered seven metre...

Rome’s Cavour monument reveals surprise

The marble cornerstone of the Cavour monument in Piazza Cavour has been removed as part of the square

Anniversary of the Sack of Rome 410

A series of events organised by some of Rome

Rome relives the Ludi Romani festival

23 - 26 September. As part of a celebration of the life and culture of ancient Rome, the Museum of Ancient Roman Civilisation and its environs in EUR is hosting a

Rome celebrates 140 years as capital city

On 20 September 1870, in what came to be known as the Breach of Porta Pia, triumphant Italian Bersaglieri led by Raffaele Cadorna marched down Via Pia, having defeated Pope Pius IX's papal troops....

Guided tour of Mount Soratte bunkers near Rome

The cultural association Bunker Soratte based on Mount Soratte north of Rome is organising guided tours of the former military bunkers under the mountain on 22 and 23 May. The site is not normally ope...

Rome's talking statues restored

The restoration of the Pasquino statue (near Piazza Navona), done by the ATI Ghia-Equilibrarte, is now complete after almost five months of work. The Pasquino is the most famous of the Talking Statues...

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on 27 January, the day in 1945 on which the remaining prisoners at Auschwitz were liberated by the Russian army, closing one of the blackest chapters in human history:...


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