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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Rome’s public transport diverted for public holiday for 150th anniversary

37 of Rome's bus routes will be diverted on the morning of 17 March, due to state celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. At 09.00 the president of the republic, Giorgio N...

American Academy to show Kaminker Tower

On 29 February the American Academy in Rome is holding a special viewing of the improbable tower created by the Russian sculptor Dmitry Kaminker during his fellowship last year. Made out of cardbo...

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MUSIC. Blues jazz under the waterfall

Above: Texan vocalist Ruthie Foster opens this year's line-up on 15 July. Photo by Scott Newton. Left: the waterfall in Isola Liri provides a spectacular backdrop for the annual festiva...

FOREIGN COMMUNITY: From Rome to Tanzania with Rice Bowl

Drive south from Arusha in north Tanzania for about fours hours (you calculate travel in terms of time rather than distance in many parts of east Africa). Then climb for another four hours into the hi...

Rome Fashion Week, 10-14 July

Rome celebrates fashion with a series of fashion shows and related events from Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July. The majority of the events will be held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, however...

Il Turco in Italia reviewed.

Rossinis musical invention throughout this sparkling comedy is always delicious and often sublime, with a wonderful array of those witty ensembles he so excelled in. The overture may not be one of his...

Backpackers Guide to Rome.

This guide gives information on how to tour Rome cheaply (updated September 2004). Backpackers are not Romes typical tourists so the city may seem inhospitable at times, especially accommodation-wise....

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