Italy’s Mount Etna volcano spews lava into night sky

  Mount Etna provided spectacular scenes last night. Mount Etna, the active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, continues to smoulder on the morning of 19 January after a night of spectacular eru...

Valentino to stream live from Rome palace for Paris Fashion Week

Valentino to join Paris Fashion Week virtually with live stream from Palazzo Colonna in Rome. Valentino, the luxury Italian fashion house, is to participate in Paris Fashion Week virtually by live st...

Signorelli's beautiful, terrifying frescoes in Orvieto

Luca Signorelli's stunning fresco cycle adorns the S. Brizio chapel in Orvieto's cathedral. By Martin Bennett As a prelude to visiting the Sistine Chapel, one could take the train to Orvieto, an h...

Porta Portese market remains open despite Lazio being in an orange zone

Lazio is an orange zone but Porta Portese is open. Perplexed residents have been quoted saying, "Why, at this point, not let restaurants work?". The Councillor for Commerce of City Hall XII said, "Th...

Italy: Auschwitz survivor gets covid-19 vaccine in Rome

Lazio region begins vaccinating residents aged over 80 against covid-19. Auschwitz survivor Sami Modiano, aged 90, was vaccinated against covid-19 in Rome today, announced the Lazio region president...

Italy: Procida wins Italian Capital of Culture 2022

Tiny island off Naples celebrates title of Italian Capital of Culture 2022. Procida, the little island in the Gulf of Naples, has been crowned Italian Capital of Culture 2022, Italy's culture ministr...

Italy's Blessing of the Animals tradition goes virtual due to covid-19

Blessing of the Animals will not take place at the Vatican this year. Italy celebrates the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals, on Sunday 17 January 2021. This...

Rome to reopen Domus Tiberiana imperial palace on Palatine Hill

Rome's Domus Tiberiana will reopen to visitors for the first time in 40 years. The Domus Tiberiana, one of the main imperial palaces on Rome's Palatine Hill, will reopen to the public in the second h...

Rome to become orange zone under Italy's covid restrictions

Most regions in Italy to become orange zones from 17 January. Three Italian regions will become 'red zones' from 17 January, under Italy's tiered system of coronavirus restrictions. The country's ...

Covid-19: Italy's premier Conte signs new emergency decree

Italy's new coronavirus restrictions will be in place until 5 March. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte has signed into effect Italy's latest emergency decree, with new coronavirus restrictions in force...

Rome in February

Rome in February is ideal for visiting museums, long walks and enjoying hearty Roman food. From the second half of the month you can feel the approach of spring.  Temperatures are generally mild, bu...

Rome's Fiumicino airport celebrates 60 years

From the joy of the Olympic Games to the trials of covid-19, the story of Rome's main airport. Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, better known as Fiumicino, celebrated its 60th birthday...

Vatican Museums aim to reopen on 1 February

Museums in Italy expected to reopen in 'yellow' zones on 18 January but the Vatican Museums plans to wait until February. The Vatican Museums are aiming to reopen on 1 February - if coronavirus restr...

Rome issues snow warning for 15 January

Snow warning in place for Lazio region on 15 January. Rome has issued a snow warning for the Lazio region from the early hours of Friday 15 January. The city's civil protection authority say the r...

How to buy tickets for the Borghese Gallery

How to buy tickets for the Borghese Gallery As we already know, getting into the Galleria Borghese is not as easy as it looks. If you previously made an attempt to buy an online ticket at the officia...

Covid-19: Italy steps closer to reopening museums - with strings attached

Italy's museums will only be able to open in yellow zones, from Monday to Friday, under proposals outlined by Italian culture minister. The Italian government is considering reopening museums but onl...

A taste of ancient Rome: organic olive oil from the Palatine Hill

Organic extra virgin olive oil from trees on the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Palatinum is the name of the extra virgin olive oil produced from the 200 olive trees growing on the Palatine Hill and...

Rome's Colosseum to host Pompeii exhibition

The Colosseum is preparing to reopen to visitors on 16 January. The Colosseum is to host an exhibition which will examine the history of the long-standing relationship between Rome and Pompeii. Th...

Barilla launches the 'Playlist Timer' on Spotify

Music playlists as timers for the exact duration of pasta cooking minutes.Barilla has launched the "Playlist Timer" on Spotify.  They are music playlists that function as kitchen timers, curated to ac...

Italy goes after 'Ndrangheta clan in landmark modern-day anti-mafia trial

Italy has put 330 people on trial over their mob ties. The trials will take place in Southern Italy against the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate - arguably one of the wealthiest organized crime organizat...
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