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Anglo-Roman, the pidgin English used by young people in the capital, is becoming increasingly well-known. Marco Naviglis recently-published book "But speak like you eat! (ma parla come magni!)" features all kinds of joke...
New entries in the latest edition of the Rizzoli Larousse Dizionario della Lingua Italiana provide an interesting insight into the national zeitgeist. They include antiglobal, someone who opposes globalisation, burqa, th...
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Italian elementary school pupils came tenth in a survey of reading standards in 35 countries, behind a top three of Sweden, Holland and England, and the United States in ninth place, but above Germany in 11th place and F...
With no shortage of beautiful women on show in the Italian media, campaigners for equal rights may welcome the launch of a calendar full of beautiful men. But there is no flaunting of flesh within its pages and no saucy...
You can now get the latest news about traffic, culture, events and services in Rome in the form of SMS messages sent to your mobile phone. The initiative, which includes such information as the opening hours of exhibitio...
The exhibition on the Impressionists at the Vittoriano in Rome is like a gift; entering rooms hung with pictures full of light and air, and sparkling with joyful and well-considered brushwork, you breathe more lightly....
Biographies are not often a pleasure to read. Too many are badly edited and bulked out with a mass of irrelevant detail, pseudo-psychological mumbo-jumbo and insights that are suspect to say the least. The heavier the we...
In recent years, wine bars have been popping up in Rome like mushrooms in a damp autumn. This is largely due to the rise in popularity of a wine culture, a heritage that was neglected for many years. Now wine bars are al...
The Anglican Centre in Rome will get a new director in July after the departure of Bishop Richard Garrard, who left Rome earlier this month. Bishop Garrard had been the emissary in Rome of the Anglican Communion since No...
Villa Borghese will host the Concorso Ippico di Piazza di Siena, the international showjumping competition, from 22-25 May. This year the tournament, now in its 71st year, will be part of the new "Super League" circuit o...
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More than 40 mayors from all over the world will be in Rome on 24 May for the second "Glocal Forum", a conference to promote the concept of re-balancing the global and the local through a worldwide network of cities, coo...
Lazio has found a place in the heavens with the naming of a star after the region. First spotted by the observatory at Campo Catino in Ciociaria in 1999, the asteroid's presence was recently verified by the Minor planet...
Aspiring heartthrobs are needed to appear in the 2004 calendar "I Belli di Roma". Photographer Loretta Mariani is looking for 12 good-looking male Romans aged 20-40 who fancy being models for a day, purely for the pleasu...
Rome-Milan, city centre to city centre, in only three hours? Comfortable, brand new regional trains which run on time? Smart new stations with deluxe facilities? If all that sounds like a commuters mirage, think again. A...
Of course no-one is going to sell the Colosseum, says Stefano Lenzi of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Italia, one of the organisers of the campaign to protect Italys cultural and environmental assets from recent le...
They will be laughing every Friday during May when The Gin Game, a play by D. L. Coburn, is staged. Trailed as a bitter-sweet comedy, it centres on a buffoonish and sarcastic clash between two quarrelsome guests at a res...
Cycling fans will be hoping for a hard-fought, scandal-free Giro dItalia to help lift the sport out of its drug-inspired doldrums when the epic road race sets off on 10 May. The Giro, which follows a different route eac...
The Italian constitution prohibits the countrys involvement in war, and in March the president of the Italian republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, made it very clear that Italy could not send troops to fight in Iraq. However,...
Some of the worlds top tennis players are taking part in the Telecom Italia Masters tournament at Romes Foro Italico. The first week of the clay court event (5-11 May) is devoted to the mens competition, while Serena Wil...
The humble 0.77 public transport ticket, which entitles you to 75 minutes travel on Romes buses, metro and trams, could also give you a 1 discount at the cinema on the day you stamped your ticket. Fifty-six cinemas with...
From 5-11 May the public has an opportunity to enjoy free admission to state-owned museums, archaeological areas and cultural heritage sites, as well a programme of special events throughout the country. The occasion is...
Nearly a million people are expected to attend the traditional May Day concert in Piazza S. Giovanni organised by the main Italian trades unions. The annual event, which will feature seven hours of music starting from 16...
The city council has announced stricter controls on the access of private vehicles to Villa Borghese, which is currently celebrating its 100th year as a public park. According to the new rules, cars and motorbikes are no...
Weary travellers waiting for flights at Fiumicino can treat themselves to a pick-me-up following the opening of a health club at the airport. The new branch of the "Tonic Beauty Club" chain that opened in Terminal B (She...
A public river boat service has finally set sail on the Tiber after lengthy delays. However, the project, run by the Italian-French Ponte S. Angelo company, is still in an experimental phase and there are currently only...
Four of Rome's metro stations are to be renamed to give tourists using the underground system a better idea of where to get off for certain attractions. Barberini and Flaminio stations on line A are to become known as Ba...
In the days before Lonely Planets and Rough Guides became ubiquitous, many visitors to the Eternal City relied on a rather different kind of handbook: Georgina Masson's much-loved "Companion Guide to Rome". With no lists...
A new kind of literary event hit the Roman scene on the first Sunday in April. At a cafe in Trastevere packed with Italians and foreigners, an Australian, an American and an Italian writer read from their work, accompani...
In Umbria spring is particularly welcome. Spring and autumn are our high times. Soil here is thin and mean, and it takes loads of compost and organic additives to make a garden grow. Many plants will not survive in the c...
These three very rich offerings in three prestigious museum sites were put together to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the installation of the French Academy at Villa Medici, and to highlight the role of Rome as the a...
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