Exploring Rome's Aventine Hill

Walk through history on the Aventine, one of Rome's seven hills. The Aventine, one of the seven hills of Rome, was once a suburb of the ancient Roman city before becoming an important centre of Chris...

Rome tour company offers Instagram Boyfriend

Rome Instagram package costs €599 for three hours. A tour company in Rome is offering an "Instagram Boyfriend" for hire. The package provides tourists with professional photographers to follow the...

Man throws candelabra off main altar in St Peter's

Vatican police arrest man under Bernini's baldacchino. A man was arrested by Vatican gendarmes for throwing a candelabra off the main altar in St Peter's Basilica on the morning of 4 September. Th...

Circus Maximus area closed to traffic for Rome concert by Thegiornalisti

Traffic diversions for Rome concert by Thegiornalisti on 7 September. An open-air concert by popular Italian band Thegiornalisti will take place in Rome's Circus Maximus on Saturday 7 September, lead...

Stone block falls off Aurelian Walls in central Rome

Chunk of tufa rock fell off arches in S. Giovanni area of Rome. Rome police have sealed off a 30-m stretch of the city's Aurelian Walls after a 50-cm block of tufa rock became dislodged from the anci...

Netflix releases trailer for The Two Popes

Movie starring Anthony Hopkins was filmed in Rome last year. Netflix has released the trailer for The Two Popes, the movie in which Welsh actors Anthony Hopkins plays Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan P...

Rome opens Italy's first saxophone museum

Museo del Saxofono to open in Maccarese near Rome. Italy's first museum dedicated entirely to saxophones is to open in Maccarese, a coastal district near Rome, on 7 September. The Museo del Saxofono...

Rome metro station floods during rainstorm

Colli Albani metro station closed due to floods in Rome. A violent thunderstorm caused havoc for Rome's commuters during rush-hour on the evening of Monday 2 September. The torrential rain flooded...

Interview with celebrated chef Massimo Riccioli

Celebrated Roman chef Massimo Riccioli talks to WiR following his recent assault at the Pantheon. Chef, tell us about the attack on you the other night. Was this an isolated episode, or was it part...

Exploring the Testaccio area of Rome

Testaccio's excellent food and quirky history make it a tasty and offbeat destination for Rome tourists. Don't believe tourist guides claiming that Rome's Testaccio quarter is "hidden away" or "under...

Average wait for bus in Rome is 20 minutes

Rome ranked among longest waiting time for bus in Moovit survey. The average waiting time for a bus in Rome is 20 minutes, putting the city on a par with Colombian capital Bogotà, according to public...

Pope late for Angelus after getting stuck in lift

Pontiff got stuck in a lift for 25 minutes. Pope Francis was late for the traditional midday appointment for the Angelus in St Peter's Square on 1 September, after getting stuck in an elevator for 25...

4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Italy

Epicentre was four km from Norcia. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central Italian regions of Umbria, Le Marche and Lazio at 02.02 on 1 September, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volca...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Rome

Elegant bike ride raises awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer research, is set to take place...

Forum Pass: Visiting Rome's Imperial Fora, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Rome tourists can pass through "3,000 years of history" between Roman Forum with Imperial Fora. It is now possible to visit the Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine Hill with a single tick...

Spaghetti all'Amatriciana festival returns to earthquake-hit Amatrice

Sagra degli Spaghetti all'Amatriciana returns to hilltop town north of Rome. The popular festival of spaghetti all'amatriciana, the dish that put Amatrice on the culinary map, returns to the north La...

Rome to try bike sharing again

Bikes to be fitted with GPS to avoid theft and vandalism says Rome mayor.Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has called for expressions of interest in launching a new bike sharing service for the capital, wit...

Rome city museums free on Sunday 1 September

Municipal museums in Rome free to residents on 1 September 2019. Rome's city-run museums are open free to residents of the capital on Sunday 1 September. The initiative also includes free access t...

Rome police swoop on Colosseum centurions

Costumed centurions and skip-the-line tour promoters flout Rome ban. Rome police surprised six costumed centurions in the act of pestering tourists for photograph souvenirs outside the Colosseum metr...

Where to see Raphael's art in Rome

Discover the Rome of Renaissance master Raphael. The year 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of High Renaissance artist and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, w...

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