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Although most of the museums in Rome are free for those under 18 or over 65 and reduced for those from 18-25, they are not so for the majority who are outside those categories. The unfortunate truth is, however, that the...
A dark stone fortress looms in the shadows beyond an unmarked dirt parking lot. After crossing a bridge and walking through a dark tunnel one is greeted by a number of stray dogs and hippies with piercings. They are some...
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The third annual Glocalization Conference, organised by the Glocal Forum, takes place 16-17 May at Circo Massimo in Rome. The campaign, entitled We are the future, brings together mayors, celebrities, public and private...
The Amphitheatre Flavio of Vespasian, known to all as the Colosseum, is the most popular tourist attraction in Rome, a distinction that makes city officials worry that it might be a potential terrorist target. The huge s...
A survey of the work experience and expectations of 1,400 Italians aged 18-30 has revealed that although 64 per cent of those interviewed had encountered great difficulty in finding employment, 77 per cent had some work...
As the summer approaches and the beaches fill up with weekenders and tourists, the seasons first report on the state of Italys seas has been released. The report, prepared for the environment ministry over the last three...
The number of accidents in Italian homes has increased by 60 per cent in the last ten years, with 4 million accidents causing 8,000 deaths a year. In a survey conducted by Censis (the Centro studi investimenti sociale) i...
The craftspeople of Italy, famous around the world, are decreasing in numbers. High rents and taxes have pushed their work places from city centres to the suburbs, and a lack of interest among the young means these trade...
An operation was launched on 3 May targeting illegal street-traders across Rome. The city and state police,Carabiniere, and Guardia di Finanza joined forces in questioning traders. Uniformed and plain-clothes offici...
New traffic restrictions in Trastevere will come into effect on Friday 7 May. From then the area will be closed to all but local traffic on Friday and Saturday nights from 21.00 - 03.00. Trastevere, one of the most pop...
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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The annual Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation Rome 5-km mini marathon and a 2-km walk will be held Sun 16 May starting at the Terme di Caracalla Stadium at 10.00. The event will raise funds and promote awareness for...
A steam train will be running to Rome's horse racing track, the Ippodromo di Capannelle, on three days in May. Timed to coincide with three important races, on Sat 1 May, Sun 16 May and Sun 30 May, a steam locomotive fro...
This years Telecom Italian Masters tennis tournament takes place at the Foro Italico in Rome from Sat 1- Sun 16 May. Now in its 61st year, the tournament is Italys most important tennis competition and features many of t...
Since the boat service on the river Tiber in Rome started operating in April 2003, 250,000 passengers have used it. Of these, 170,000 have used the fleet of five boats running a scheduled service from the Tiber Island to...
Rome's mayor, Walter Veltroni, has announced that the city's Shoah museum will be located close to Villa Torlonia on Via Nomentana in the north-east of Rome, once the official residence of Benito Mussolini. This site, wh...
Like the famous ticket booths in Leicester Square in London and in Times Square in New York, Rome now has its very own sales point for discount theatre tickets. Although the location in a railway workers club, or circolo...
Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Il Perugino, and on whom Michelangelo perpetrated one of the worst crimes in art history, was born in a small town near Lake Trasimeno in a flourishing corner of Umbria near the border of Tusca...
For centuries, Orvieto has been content to have tourists make brief visits, eat a meal, see the superb cathedral and then pass on to Siena, Florence and Rome. Its trattorie and ristoranti have had two distinct clientel...
There were Jews in Rome before there were Christians; the first evidence dates back to 150 BC when emissaries of the Maccabees were sent to their co-religionists in the up-and-coming power in the west. For most of these...
They were the years of Hollywood on the Tiber, when Rome gleefully found itself subjected to a riotous invasion of American film people, all the big stars and directors, mincing starlets and hangers-on, attracted by the...
"The Esquilino neighbourhood conquered by the Chinese" ran the title of a recent article in the Rome section of "Corriere della Sera" reporting a monitoring project of the area. The results were surprising. Of about 500...
Night-time public transport is under discussion in Rome 22 - 24 April at an international forum being held to compare the experiences of cities worldwide. With ever more people working in shifts around the clock, and wit...
The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) this weekend hosts an exhibition of tree peonies. At "Peonies for FAI" there will be more than 50 of these fascinating Chinese flowering shrubs on display. Landscape gardeners...
Shop owners in the historic centre of Rome and Ostia Lido will be allowed to stay open on 25 April (liberation day, a public holiday which falls on Sunday this year) after all. Retail sales were down over the Easter tour...
People travelling on Alitalia in the next few weeks should check that their flights are running normally before they leave for the airport. The management of Alitalia is working on a plan to save the ailing airline but w...
Take-away drinks in bottles and cans have been banned in the historic centre of Rome between 22.00.and 06.00 until 10 October. The ruling, which could prove difficult to enforce at the height of the tourist season, comes...
Australians and New Zealanders in Rome will commemorate the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915, on ANZAC Day, Sunday 25 April. A memorial service honouring the cou...
From 360,000 to 400,000 children between the ages of 7 and 14 work in Italy, according to research carried out by Italy's largest trade union federation, the CGIL. The children earn between 200 and 500 a month and 17,5 p...
Italian minister for infrastructure and transport, Pietro Lunardi, has confirmed that it is now legally possible to drive at a maximum of 150 kms an hour, instead of the normal maximum 130 kms an hour, on certain stretch...
Employees of Alitalia are meeting on 20 April to decide on future industrial action in the absence of any definite business plan from the government. Delays are expected at all Italian airports while these meetings are h...
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