Rome: Repubblica station still closed after floods

Heavy rain led to flooding on streets across Rome. Repubblica station on Rome's Metro A line remains closed on 3 December after being flooded during a violent rainstorm the evening before. Trains...

Rome anti-fascist bookshop will not reopen after fires

Rome's Pecora Elettrica bookshop was destroyed by fire twice this year. La Pecora Elettrica, a renowned anti-fascist bookshop and bistrot in Rome's Centocelle suburb, will not reopen following a seco...

Rome floods close metro stations

Rome's Metro A stations Repubblica and Manzoni are closed due to flooding caused by torrential rain on the evening of Monday 2 December. There is also flooding in the Metro B station of the city's cen...

Rome wins bid to host 2022 European Swimming Championships

Rome's successful bid comes a decade after the capital hosted the World Swimming Championships in 2009. Rome has won its bid to host the 2022 European Swimming Championships, announced the city's may...

Andrea Bocelli at Rome's Baths of Caracalla in June 2020

Bocelli to open 2020 summer festival at Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Andrea Bocelli will inaugurate the summer programme of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with a concert at the Baths of Caracalla on 21...

Rome taxi driver speeding while watching Roma game

Taxi driver immortalised in tweet by Rome-based journalist. "Taxi driver watching the Roma game while driving at 110 kmp/h. And it has just started. Welcome home." This was the tweet, accompanied...

Feast of Immaculate Conception in Rome

Pope Francis will visit Rome's Spanish Steps during national public holiday on 8 December. On the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday 8 December, Pope Francis will pay homage to the Virgin M...

Bacon and Freud in Rome exhibition

Rome's Chiostro del Bramante presents Bacon, Freud and the School of London: Works from the Tate. The term “School of London” was coined by the painter R.B. Kitaj for the catalogue text of the exhibi...

Greccio: home of the world's first Nativity scene

St Francis is usually associated with Assisi, but there are also important sites in Lazio where he left his mark. Philip Biss Greek is no longer spoken in upper Sabina, as it might have been mor...

Rome raises funds for Venice opera house

Rome Opera House holds special fund-raising performance of Swan Lake. Rome's opera house, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, will raise funds for Teatro La Fenice, the Venice opera house damaged in the lagoo...

Rome's Christmas church services in English: 2019

English-language religious services in Rome over Christmas 2019.All Saints' Anglican ChurchVia del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881.24 Dec. Crib Service 17.00, First Eucharist of Christmas 23.30.25 Dec....

Oscar Wilde in Rome

Oscar Wilde's time in Rome, six months before his death in Paris, was characterised by a curious mix of boys, tourism and smells-and-bells Catholicism.  In 1875, during his first summer vacation from...

Rome's museums free on 1 December

Rome's state and city-run museums open for free on Sunday 1 December.State museums and archaeological sites in Rome and across Italy will be open for free on Sunday 1 December thanks to the ever-popul...

Bike sharing in Rome: Good start for Uber Jump

Rome mayor hails success of Uber Jump bike sharing. Uber's bike sharing scheme, Jump, has got off to a good start in Rome, according to figures announced by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi. Since it...

World's largest cardboard crib in Rome

Rome Christmas crib with life-size figures in cardboard. Rome presents the world's largest Nativity scene made from cardboard, on display at the city hall's parish church of S. Marco Evangelista, jus...

Donate a tree to Florence and dedicate it to your loved one

Florence to plant 15,000 new trees around the city. It is now possible to donate a tree to the city of Florence, along with a plaque containing the name of the person to whom the tree is dedicated....

29 Best Things To Do in Rome

The Best Places to Visit and Must-See Attractions in RomeRome's heady mix of ancient ruins, museums, monuments and churches make the Eternal City one of the world's most romantic and visually stunning...

Christmas and New Year in Rome

How to celebrate the Christmas and New Year festive season in Rome. Christmas is a magical time in Rome, particularly for children. Streets in the historic centre twinkle with traditional street ligh...

Rome reclaims slopes of Capitoline Hill

Rome restores gardens with views over Theatre of Marcellus. Rome has begun works to reclaim and secure the slopes of the Capitoline Hill facing Teatro di Marcello, a vast block of tuffaceous rock sup...

Rome mayor lampoons Salvini with video

Raggi versus Salvini: "Look, he's talking to himself"Rome mayor Virginia Raggi posted a video mocking Matteo Salvini, the leader of the right-wing Lega party, who was walking around the Campidoglio on...

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