Voting difficulties for immigrants

Immigrants in Rome will have a hard time voting on Sun 28 March, the day set for the election of their representatives to city's central and area councils. Voting certificates are being sent out late...

Fine arts and culture week.

The Italian Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture holds its annual culture week from 24 - 30 May. During the week entry to all state museums and archeological sites is free. Guided tours, exhibitions and...

Sacred music at the Ges.

The third of a series of seven concerts of sacred music will take place at 21.00 on Sunday 23 May in the Chiesa del Ges. The Rome Opera House orchestra and choir will perform Shubert's Mass n. 6. with...

La Landriana fair

La Landriana Gardens, just south of Rome at Tor S. Lorenzo, will hold its popular garden exhibition and market from Friday 22 April until Monday 25 April. This year more than 100 exhibitors and expert...

Romans adopt closer to home.

Court records in Rome show that fewer Roman couples turned to international adoption in 2005, following a sharp increase in costs, bureaucratic obstacles and legislation in foreign countries. With jus...

Rome's mayor ahead in the polls.

An opinion poll, conducted on the 12-13 January by the market research group IPSOS, shows that 73 per cent of Rome's voters expect to return the incumbent, Walter Veltroni, to office at the city elec...

Anniverary of Pope John Paul II.

Rome is expecting as many as 100,000 people to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II on Sunday 2 April. The celebrations will begin in S. Peters Square at 21.00 on 2 Apr...

Work on Metro C begins in the centre.

Archaeological excavations began on 7 July on two central sections of Romes proposed metro C line, which will run between Piazzale Clodio and Pantano (Casilino). The work on the Piazzale Clodio-Piazza...

Rome museum for Guttuso?

Francesco Pellin, a fish-importer from Busto Arsizio, near Varese in north Italy, is negotiating with Rome to set up a museum to display his collection of works by Renato Guttuso, the Sicilian painter...

Rome marathon set to break records.

The Rome marathon will take place this year on 18 March, with athletes setting off at 09.00 from Via dei Fori Imperiali on the 42k run on a course yet to be announced. A record 12,500 participants wer...

Veltroni to lead PD.

Rome mayor Walter Veltroni was triumphant in the primaries on Sunday 14 October for the leader of the nascent Democratic Party (PD), which will unite the two largest centre-left parties, the Margherit...

Trevi fountain dyer speaks out.

The man police suspect was responsible for pouring red dye into the Trevi fountain on Friday Oct 19 has spoken out about the incident. Graziano Cecchini, who has far right sympathies, insists he is in...

Rome transport: Transport strikes 30 November.

Italy is likely to grind to a halt on 30 November because of a transport workers

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Christian charities Caritas and the Community of S. Egidio have signed a deal to give free funerals to 50 of the city

Finger printing the Roma.

The Italian government, which has promised greater severity towards illegal foreigners, has decided to take a census of Roma people from eastern Europe living in illegal camps in Italy, a plan which,...

Bike sharing to expand.

The bike sharing scheme launched in mid June with 19 automated stations in the historic centre will expand to other areas of Rome beginning with Prati. The news of the expansion was announced on 22 Se...

More works on Via Nazionale

Drivers in Rome centre can expect more disruptions over the coming weeks due to new roadworks on Via Nazionale. The road is being resurfaced for the second time in less than a year after contractors...

Italy fishermen protest new EU rules

Fishermen in Italy are protesting about new European regulations banning shellfish fishing within 600 m of the coast. The provision, contained in the so-called Mediterranean Regulation, risks cutting...

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