Rome honours victims of the Holocaust

Rome installs 34 new stolpersteine memorials. Rome will install 34 new brass cobblestone memorials to victims of the Holocaust at various locations throughout the capital, from the historic centre to...

Rome: IKEA customers argue, plates fly, child injured

Child injured accidentally in argument at IKEA restaurant in Rome. A banal dispute over who was first in line at the restaurant of an IKEA store in Rome quickly escalated, causing injury to a child,...

One of the best restaurants in Sabina: Ristorante degli Angeli

Good service combined with good food is the Marciani family vocation, passed down through four generations since 1899. Today, the Ristorante degli Angeli has made a name for itself, mentioned in every...

Raphael in Rome: presale ticket boom for blockbuster show

Rome museum sells 10,000 presale tickets for Raphael show in just two days.The Rome museum preparing to host the capital's mega exhibition dedicated to High Renaissance master Raphael has sold a recor...

Apple to open flagship store in central Rome

Apple Store on Via del Corso will be one of the company's most important stores globally. Apple, the American technology giant, is to open a flagship store in central Rome this spring, in what will b...

Rugby: Italy's Parisse set for Six Nations farewell in Rome

Parisse to make final Italy appearance in Rome with 2020 Six Nations. Italy's most-capped rugby player Sergio Parisse will play his last international match during the 2020 Six Nations tournament at...

Rome to finally reopen Mausoleum of Augustus

Restored Mausoleum of Augustus to reopen after 80 years. Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus is set to reopen to the public this spring following a €6.5 million restoration funded by Italian telecommunicati...

Rome streets bid farewell to cobblestones

Rome to swap sampietrini for asphalt on several major streets. Rome's traditional cobblestones or sampietrini are to disappear from 68 streets in the centre, including several thoroughfares with heav...

Rome seeks home for Orso the dog

Rome launches dog adoption campaign. Orso, a five-year-old dog, is the star of a video campaign designed to promote the adoption of dogs from Rome's municipal kennels. The poignant video sees Orso...

Alice Pasquini street art at Farnesina in Rome

Italian foreign ministry in Rome unveils new mural by Alice Pasquini. Rome street artist Alice Pasquini has made history by creating a mural at Italy's foreign ministry in the Italian capital. Ent...

Feltrinelli Bookshops close in Rome

223 bookshops closed in Rome between 2007 and 2017. There is more bad news for Roman bookshops with the closure of two Feltrinelli bookstores - including Feltrinelli International which stocked books...

Italy: Le Marche among world's Top 10 regions to visit in 2020

Lonely Planet lists Le Marche among the "best destinations, journeys and sustainable travel experiences" in 2020. The Italian region of Le Marche has been listed among the world's top 10 regions to v...

Rome celebrates La Befana

La Befana, which falls each year on 6 January, is a public holiday across Italy.Italians celebrate the religious feast of the Epiphany, or the more popular folklore version of La Befana, on Monday 6 J...

Rome: ice cold Befana on the way

Rome prepares for freezing conditions on 6 and 7 January. Temperatures in Rome and across Italy are expected to drop significantly for the feast of the Epiphany, better known as La Befana, a national...

Florence: tourist writes name on Ponte Vecchio

US student fined for defacing Florence landmark.A 21-year-old American tourist has been fined €160 after being caught scrawling his name on Ponte Vecchio in Florence.  The incident took place on 3 Ja...

Rome celebrates 100 years of Alberto Sordi

Centenary exhibition to be held at Sordi's villa in Rome. Rome will host an exhibition dedicated to the life and career of the much-loved Roman actor Alberto Sordi (1920-2003) at his former residence...

Rome state museums open for La Befana

Italy's state museums and archaeological sites in Rome will be open specially on the feast of the Epiphany, or La Befana, on Monday 6 January 2020. For full details including opening times and ticket...

Pompeii opens House of the Orchard

Pompeii will open the Casa del Frutteto to the public from 1 February. Pompeii, the vast archaeological site near Naples in southern Italy, will open its Casa del Frutteto, or House of the Orchard, o...

Rome remembers Raphael with roses in 2020

Rome will be central to the Raphael 500 celebrations in 2020. Italy will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael by placing a red rose on the tomb of the High Renaissance master in the Pan...

Rome: controversy over new rubbish dump

Local residents protest as Rome announces new dump near Fiumicino airport. Rome city council and the Lazio Region jointly announced a new landfill site for the Italian capital, to be located at Monte...
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