Site of Julius Caesar stabbing found in Rome

Spanish archaeologists believe they have found the exact location where Julius Caesar was stabbed, on the Teatro Argentina side of Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome’s historic centre. After si...

Rome relives the Ludi Romani festival

9 - 18 September. The third edition of the Ludi Romani Festival takes place at Rome's Appia Antica park and in other locations around the capital from 9-18 September. From 15-16 September the entir...

Festa de' Noantri in Rome's Trastevere

The Festa de' Noantri, an important annual festival, takes place in the Rome district of Trastevere on Saturday 21 July. Central to the festival, which dates back to the start of the 16th century and...

Guided tour of the Mt. Soratte bunker

The mysterious and haunting bunker in the entrails of Mount Soratte, some 45 km north of Rome, will be open to the public on 12 and 13 May on the anniversary of the heavy allied bombardment it suffere...

Liberation Day in Italy

On 25 April Italy celebrates Liberation Day which marks the country

Anzac Day in Italy

Australians and New Zealanders are commemorating Anzac Day on Wednesday 25 April with remembrance services in Rome and Milan. In Rome there is a memorial service at the Rome War Cemetery, Via Nicol...

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...
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