French embassy in Rome shows Banksy's stolen Bataclan door

Banksy's Bataclan door was discovered in Abruzzo region of Italy. The French embassy to Italy, in Rome's central Palazzo Farnese, is celebrating Bastille Day by showing Banksy's stencilled door, stol...

Rome's cat sanctuary among the ruins

Rome cat shelter appeals for online donations and distance adoptions amid a difficult year. Rome's Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, located among the ruins of the Largo Argentina archaeological area, h...

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,...

Sorrentino to make Naples movie for Netflix

The Hand of God film by Sorrentino will be set in Naples.Paolo Sorrentino, the Oscar-winning Italian director, is to make a movie for Netflix in his hometown of Naples, reports Variety.Titled The Hand...

Italy honours covid-19 victims and heroes with Rome concert

Italian police perform concert for all those affected by coronavirus in Italy. Italy's state police performed a concert outside the Italian interior ministry in honour of all the victims of covid-19,...

Covid-19 in Italy: Rome police seal off nightlife piazze

Police move crowds away from nightlife spots in Rome. Rome's Piazza Trilussa and Piazza Bologna - two areas associated with nightlife in the capital - were sealed off temporarily over the weekend due...

Italy pays tribute to Andrea Camilleri a year after his death

Camilleri is buried in Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery. Italy pays tribute to Andrea Camilleri, one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, with a special screening of a film starring the great Sicilian writ...

Civita di Bagnoregio: Lazio town that refuses to die

Efforts to save the north Lazio town of Civita di Bagnoregio have been in place for centuries but have intensified in recent years. The spectacular mediaeval hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregio, kno...

Mick Jagger moves to Tuscany for the summer

Rolling Stones frontman is renting a villa near the Tuscan coast. Mick Jagger, the frontman of veteran British rock group The Rolling Stones, is spending summer 2020 in the Tuscany region of Italy, a...

Rome celebrates 250 years of Beethoven

Rome welcomes back Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia after the lockdown. The summer symphonic season of Rome's Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia has begun, following the covid...

Rome lights up Pantheon to backdrop of Morricone music

Rome mayor paid tribute to Ennio Morricone at Pantheon. Rome illuminated the Pantheon with a new lighting system on the evening of 10 July in a ceremony attended by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi....

Getting to know the Castelli Romani: A beginner's guide

Il Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani (The Regional Park of Roman Castles), is a scenic region located just outside of metropolitan Rome. The former stomping grounds of Roman elites, the area is kno...

Covid-19: Italy likely to extend state of emergency until end of 2020

Italy close to extending covid-19 state of emergency, reports Italian media. Italy is working towards extending its state of emergency, over the covid-19 crisis, until 31 December 2020, according to...

Rome's Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum

The Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum in Rome is a temple to Neoclassical sculpture designed to evoke a utopian world. The Norwegian sculptor and painter Hendrik Christian Andersen lived in Rome from...

Covid-19 positive man stopped in Rome after five days of train travel across Italy

Case calls into question effectiveness of Italy's self-isolation process. A 53-year-old Bangladeshi man tested positive for covid-19 on a train at Rome's Termini Station on 9 July, after his coughing...

Italy bans entry from 13 countries over covid-19 fears

Italy closes borders to 13 countries at high risk of covid-19. Italy has banned entry to people arriving from 13 countries that it said presented an excessive rate of covid-19 infections. The list...

The Jewish artichokes, one of the best known dishes of Roman cuisine.

Delicious visually as it is in taste, it is little wonder as to why carciofi alla giudia is one of the forefront contenders for the best Roman dish. Whilst a lot is known about the best places to ge...

7 of Rome's most unusual museums

Rome is noted worldwide for its breathtaking museums, from Galleria Borghese to the Vatican Museums. However the Eternal City is also home to a range of offbeat and quirky museum destinations. Here ar...

US student accused of killing Rome policeman says he was beaten in custody

"They beat me pretty bad" said Finnegan Lee Elder. An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman claims he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, according to a leaked...

Italy: Mamma bear and four cubs eat cherries in Abruzzo village

Bears came to eat cherries in Italian village on border of national park. The sight of a female Marsican bear with her four cubs, in front of the admiring gaze of a small crowd in an Abruzzo village,...
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