Family hit by falling branch in Rome

Two-year-old girl among the injured near Ponte Sisto in Rome. Eight people were hospitalised, including two small children, after a large branch broke off a tree along Rome's Lungotevere and fell 12...

Lazio Region helps with Rome trash crisis

Rome given ultimatum to clean its rubbish-strewn streets. The Lazio regional government is to make its waste disposal plants available to Rome, following the intervention of Italy's environment minis...

Stromboli: one dead as volcano erupts on Italian island

Tourists take to the sea as Stromboli's volcano erupts. The volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on the afternoon on 3 July, killing one hiker and sending frightened tourists fleeing in...

Putin to visit Rome on 4 July

Putin to meet Conte, Mattarella and Pope Francis in Rome. Russian president Vladimir Putin comes to Rome on a state visit on Thursday 4 July, at the invitation of Italian prime minister Giuseppe Cont...

Hugh Grant in altercation with AMA boss as she films Rome's trash

Angry Hugh Grant mistakes Rome rubbish boss for paparazzo.Hugh Grant and his wife inadvertently ended up in a video taken by Luisa Melara, the president of Rome's waste collection service AMA Roma, as...

Festa de’ Noantri: ancient Roman festival in Trastevere

Ancient religious festival held in Rome's Trastevere every July. The annual Festa de’ Noantri takes place in the Rome district of Trastevere from 15-29 July. Central to the festival, which dates ba...

United Nations holds exhibition by refugee artists at Venice Biennale

Rothko in Lampedusa. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offered five young refugee artists a residency in Venice during May to coincide with the Biennale. Barca Nostra lies at the far...

Rome buses continue to catch fire

No injuries in Rome's latest bus fire. A city bus operated by Rome's public transport company ATAC burst into flames while in service at 20.30 on the evening of 2 July. The incident took place on...

Rome installs tourist map of Porta Maggiore in Piazza Venezia

Rome tourists baffled after city installs wrong street map. Tourists arriving into Rome's central Piazza Venezia have been left scratching their heads thanks to a new information panel, with detailed...

Rome trash crisis: doctors say risk of disease

Disease risk linked to cockroaches, rats, flies and seagulls at Rome bins. "There is a risk of passing from a hygienic emergency to a medical emergency, and therefore the risk of spreading diseases"...

New Arts Director at American Academy in Rome

Elizabeth Rodini succeeds Peter Benson Miller. Scholar and curator Elizabeth Rodini begins a three-year term as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) on 1 July. R...

Tourist carves his name into Colosseum

Uruguayan tourist engraved "Juan" into wall of Colosseum. A 32-year-old visitor from Uruguay has become the latest tourist to be caught vandalising the Colosseum. The man used a key to carve his n...

Rome's social media trash war

Romans post pictures of overflowing rubbish bins on Rome mayor's Facebook page. As Rome battles a continuing rubbish crisis during scorching temperatures, Romans are posting photographs of the capita...

Rome fines seven tourists €450 for bathing in historic fountains

Rome police hand out €450 fines to tourists from Estonia, France, New Zealand, Ukraine and US. Seven foreign tourists were fined €450 each after being caught entering the waters of Rome's historic fo...

Rome discovers Mediaeval fresco hidden for 900 years

Mediaeval fresco found in Rome church following discovery of obscure archive document.A large fresco dating from the Middle Ages has been discovered in a church on Rome's Aventine Hill, after being hi...

Rome city museums free for blood donors

Initiative offers blood donors free entry for two to Rome city museums. Rome residents who give blood between up1 July and 15 October will have free entry for two to the city's museums, as part of a...

Rome's rubbish burns in heatwave

Doctors advise parents to keep children off Rome streets. "Keep children at home, especially those with allergies," the Italian Pediatric Medical Society has warned Rome parents, as the capital grapp...

Tourist caught flying drone over Spanish Steps

Polish tourist cited for breach of Rome's drone ban. A 34-year-old Polish tourist was detained by Rome police after being caught flying a drone over the city's 17th-century Spanish Steps on 26 June....

Rome's Fiumicino rated best airport in Europe

Fiumicino scoops prestigious award for second consecutive year.Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, better known as Fiumicino, has been rated Europe's best airport with over 25 million passengers, for th...

Rome Auditorium honours Claudio Abbado

Auditorium Parco della Musica pays tribute to late Italian conductor.The roof gardens of Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica have been named in honour of Claudio Abbado, the internationally celebrate...
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