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 fought 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 reopeni...

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...

Rome's open-air film festival returns this summer

Free cinema under the stars in Trastevere and in outskirts of Rome. The organisers of Rome's Il Cinema in Piazza film festival have proved to be as good as their word, with the 2020 programme of free...

Bulgari to open five-star hotel in centre of Rome

Bulgari Hotel will overlook the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome. Luxury jeweller Bulgari is to open a five-star hotel facing the Mausoleum of Augustus in the centre of Rome in 2022. News of the hote...

Rome mayor proceeds with cable car project

Cable car project in south Rome has funding of €30 million.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that preliminary works are underway on the EUR Magliana-Villa Bonelli cable car project, part of the...

Italy: cat dies from mystery bat virus in Arezzo

Pet-owners in Arezzo told to keep dogs and cats under close observation. Pet-owners in the Tuscan province of Arezzo have been warned to look out for signs of illness or strange behaviour in their ca...

Ryanair questions Italian ban on hand luggage

In an interview with Corriere della Sera, CEO of Ryanair Eddie Wilson, questions Italy's decision to ban the use of overhead lockers for hand luggage.  "The ban on hand luggage is insane and exposes...

Rome's city museums open for free on 5 July

Municipal museums in Rome are free to all visitors on 5 July. Rome's city-run museums, which reopened recently after being closed for almost three months due to the covid-19 lockdown, will open for f...

WHO cites Italy as good example of how to contain covid-19

Tedros praises how Italy and Spain have handled the coronavirus crisis. Italy and Spain have been singled out by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) as good examples of how to successfull...
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