Brides protest in Rome because of covid-19 restrictions

A dozen brides, all dressed in white, marched through the centre of Rome today during a flash mob organized by the Italian Association “regalo, bomboniere, wedding e confetti”. The main slogan was...

Rome doctors separate Siamese twins joined at head

Doctors in Italy make medical history. Two female Siamese twins joined at the head were separated by surgeons at Rome's Bambino Gesù children's hospital last month, in the first such case in Italy an...

Rome: Morricone street art in Trastevere

Ennio Morricone features in Rome mural. A mural of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died in Rome yesterday aged 91, appeared overnight in the city's Trastevere district, where the...

Covid-19: Italy suspends flights from Bangladesh

Italy's health ministry orders one-week flight ban from Bangladesh. Italy is suspending all flights from Bangladesh for one week due to a “significant number” of passengers who tested positive for co...

Mission music played at Morricone funeral in Rome

Morricone to be buried at Laurentina cemetery in Rome. The funeral of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died aged 91 on 6 July, took place yesterday evening in the chapel of the cit...

Rome city centre to host Valdés sculptures

Outdoor sculpture exhibition planned in central Rome. The squares of the historic centre of Rome could soon be home to large-scale works by Spanish artist Manolo Valdés, reports Italian newspaper La...

Sophia Loren on Morricone: 'The great ones leave, we are always more alone.'

Sophia Loren, from her home in Geneva, mourns the death of Ennio Morricone, who made cinema great and often moved her as a spectator. "I passed a really sad morning.  As soon as I heard the news, I st...

Rome mayor seeks to rename Auditorium after Ennio Morricone

Auditorium Parco della Musica could become Auditorium Ennio Morricone. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has backed a proposal to rename the city's Auditorium Parco della Musica after Ennio Morricone, the wo...

Italy reacts to death of Ennio Morricone

Italy is in mourning for the much-loved Morricone. Italy's president Sergio Mattarella led the tributes to Ennio Morricone, who died in Rome aged 91 this morning, hailing the legendary composer as an...

Ennio Morricone wrote his own obituary

Ennio Morricone, who died today in Rome, wrote his own obituary yesterday. Tomorrow it will be published in all main newspapers in Italy. Also read:  Ennio Morricone dies in Rome "I, Ennio Mo...

Rome public transport strike on 10 July

24-hour transport strike by ATAC, Roma Tpl and Cotral on Friday 10 July. Rome commuters can expect disruption to public transport services on Friday 10 July due to a 24-hour strike called by the Fais...

Ennio Morricone dies in Rome

Morricone died in a Rome clinic following a recent fall. Ennio Morricone, the celebrated Italian composer, has died in Rome aged 91. The Oscar-winning composer passed away at a clinic in Rome at daw...

Lazio region calls for covid-19 tests for arrivals at Rome airport

Coronavirus testing for Rome's Bangladeshi community. People arriving in Rome from countries outside the EU should be tested for covid-19 at Fiumicino airport and authorities should ensure quarantine...

How Italy coped with covid-19 during lockdown

Looking back on the coronavirus epidemic in Italy: How did we get here? After months of lockdown, almost 250 thousand cases of coronavirus, and tens of thousands of deaths, Italy has started reopening...

Coronavirus in Italy. Fears return to the Veneto. Zaia: 'Now we are at high risk.'

The governor of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia, who had ceased the daily covid-19 press conferences on 30 June after 130 days, once again summoned journalists on 3 July and was furious. "We have gone f...

4th of July virtual party at US embassy in Rome

American embassy in Rome hosts virtual Independence Day celebration. The US embassy to Italy will host a virtual party at Villa Taverna in Rome to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the Declaration o...

Electric Fiat 500 presented to President of Italy

Fiat presents the new electric 500 to President Mattarella. Italian car manufacturer Fiat presented its new electric Fiat 500 model to the president of Italy Sergio Mattarella on 3 July. The prese...

Ancient Rome light shows by night at the Forum of Augustus

Multimedia light show conjures up ancient Rome by night. The history and magic of ancient Rome comes to life thanks to the Viaggi nell’Antica Roma project, a multimedia display on show beside the For...

Private Jet with US tourists rejected at Italy’s borders

  Passengers on a private jet coming from Colorado US were denied entry to the country at a customs check at Elmas airport in Cagliari, Italy.  There were about ten people aboard the plane. Five of t...

Rome lights up the heart of Trastevere

New lights for Basilica di S. Maria in Trastevere in Rome. Rome's Basilica di S. Maria in Trastevere, in the piazza of the same name, was newly illuminated in a ceremony attended by the city's mayor...
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