Travel to Italy: who can visit right now

Italy is open to EU visitors but restrictions remain for US tourists. Italy reopened to tourists from the European Union and the Schengen Area on 3 June, allowing unrestricted travel after months of...

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,...

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy announces his political program for Italy's future

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy has announced his intention to launch his personal political programme to improve and secure Italy’s future.  He did so through a video message on Facebook (see bel...

Tesla Centres open in Rome and Bologna

Tesla's expansion in Italy continues, with two new stores and Service Centres in Rome and Bologna.  Although Tesla's strategy focuses on online vehicle purchase, physical points for sales and service...

Rome Ryder Cup postponed until 2023

Italy's first Ryder Cup - to be played in Rome - has been delayed by a year. The 2022 edition of the Ryder Cup at Rome has been postponed to 2023 after the 2020 edition in the US was moved to 2021 du...

Brooks Brothers declares bankruptcy

  The historic fashion brand, founded in New York in 1818, decided to apply for the Chapter 11 procedure at the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. The New York Times reveals that last May Claudio del Vecc...

Covid-19: Rome airport refuses to let Bangladeshis off plane

Italy stops Bangladeshis from disembarking due to covid-19 fears. Italy is not allowing around 125 Bangladeshi passengers to disembark from a plane that arrived in Rome's Fiumicino airport on 8 July...

Italy searches for 600 potential covid-19 cases from Bangladesh

Lazio Region sounds the alarm as Italy suspends flights from Bangladesh over covid-19 fears. There could be as many as 600 "undetected" Bangladesh citizens infected with covid-19 circulating in Rome...

Google pays tribute to Artemisia Gentileschi

Rome artist features in today's Google Doodle on her birthday. Artemisia Gentileschi, the Italian early baroque painter, features in the "Google Doodle" logo on the search engine homepage on 8 July,...

Rome to play Morricone music on metro for entire day

Rome pays tribute to Ennio Morricone with 24 hours of music on the metro. Rome is to fill its metro stations, trains and platforms with the music of Ennio Morricone for an entire day. A date for t...

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...
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