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It promises to be a very busy weekend in Rome and there is something for just about everyone. On Friday 14 at 21.00 about 2,000 young people will take part in a show in Piazza Navona to mark the anniversary of the attem...
Sotheby's the fine art auctioneers are holding a sale in Rome for the first time on Tuesday 18 May. The contents of a luxurious apartment in Piazza Farnese will be sold off in 553 lots including marbles, busts, bronzes,...
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After five months' of discussion the prefect of Rome, Achille Serra, has reached an agreement with the trade unions, political parties, city and provincial authorities to reduce the amount of inconvenience caused to citi...
The Duke of Kent will represent the Queen at two services to commemorate those who were lost in Allied action in Italy in1944. The first, and smaller service, will take place at the beachhead cemetery at Anzio on Sunday...
Sunday 16 May will be the last traffic free day in Rome until late in the summer. The areas of the city which will be closed to private traffic, including mopeds, will be the historic centre, Trastevere and the Esquilino...
The last 14 piano concertos composed by Mozart in Vienna between 1784 and 1791 will be performed in chronological order in a series of six concerts at the Sala Sinopoli and the Sala S. Cecilia at the Auditorium, Parco de...
A small crucifix carved in lime wood, believed to be by Michelangelo, has gone on display at the Museo Horne in Florence. The carving, only 41.3 centimetres high, is anatomically correct and extremely beautiful. Experts...
A celebration that had been planned to take place in Rome's Piazza Venezia on 4 June to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation has been moved to Sunday 6 June. The mayor of Rome exp...
Rome, with its legendary history and its breathtaking collection of art extending across the city in museums, churches and galleries, has always been a major tourism centre. This has brought a mix of different cultures a...
The angelo bello (beautiful angel) that fascinated archaeologists and art historians during the first excavations, carried out at the church of S. Maria Antiqua in 1900, peeps out from behind the scaffolding screening th...
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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...
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...
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...
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