Rome: controversy over new rubbish dump

Local residents protest as Rome announces new dump near Fiumicino airport. Rome city council and the Lazio Region jointly announced a new landfill site for the Italian capital, to be located at Monte...

Rome moves souvenirs away from tourist sites

Souvenir stalls to be relocated away from sites in Rome's historic centre. Rome is to move 17 souvenir stalls away from some of the capital's most prestigious sites for "decorum and security" reasons...

Rome museums free on 5 January 2020

Museums in Rome free on first Sunday of every month. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenica a...

January 2020 sales in Rome

Rome's winter sales begin on 4 January 2020. The post-Christmas sales season begins in Rome and throughout Lazio on Saturday 4 January, running for six weeks, until 15 February 2020. Shopkeepers a...

Pope apologises after slapping woman's hand

Pontiff admits that even he sometimes loses his patience. Pope Francis has apologised for slapping a woman’s hand as he greeted pilgrims after visiting the Vatican's Nativity scene in St Peter's Squa...

Rome on New Year terror alert

Rome puts 500 police on patrol for New Year. Rome security chiefs have placed the capital on an "elevated" Level 2 terror alert over New Year. The anti-terrorism plan will see 500 officers patroll...

New Year in Rome: public transport

Public transport timetable in Rome on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. On New Year's Eve all metro services in Rome run until 02.30 at night (early hours of 1 January), substituted from 02.30 until...

Rome bans fireworks on New Year's Eve

Rome mayor bans use of firecrackers and bangers over New Year. Rome has banned the use of firecrackers, bangers, rockets and other explosive material from 31 December until midnight on 6 January 2020...

Where to find the best pizza in Rome

Rome's best pizzerie according to the 2019 Pizza Awards. Where to find the best pizza in Italy? This is the quest of the annual Pizza Awards - the 'Oscars of Italian pizza' - organised by RistorAgenc...

Rome's MAXXI is Best Italian Museum 2019

Artribune votes MAXXI Best Museum in Italy. Rome's MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo has been voted the Best Museum in Italy for 2019 by the influential Italian art newspaper Artribune....

Another Rome bus goes up in flames

23 ATAC buses burst into flames in 2019 compared to 49 last year. Another Rome bus has been engulfed by flames while in service, the second in two days, along Via Cristoforo Colombo on 29 December....

Last keeper of Italy's orgy island dies

Zannone island near Rome was infamous for orgies in the 1960s. The death has occurred of Salvatore Pagano, the last caretaker of Zannone, a small Italian island that was once a decadent destination f...

Lazio Region invests €800 million in Rome trains

Zingaretti says Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo rail services are "gross". The Lazio Region is to invest €800 million in the Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo rail routes which up to now have been managed by Rom...

Euro 2020 to kick off in Rome

Rome will host opening match of Euro 2020 and inaugural concert in Colosseum.The opening ceremonies for the Euro 2020 football championship will take place in Rome whose Olympic Stadium will host thre...

Rome bus bursts into flames

No injuries in Rome's latest bus blaze. Rome's public transport company ATAC has launched an investigation after a city bus was engulfed by flames before 06.00 on the morning of 27 December. The i...

Rome: new ticket for Colosseum and Forum

Ticket changes at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in 2020. From 1 January 2020 Rome will introduce the Forum Pass Super at the Colosseum Archaeological Park, granting access to Roman For...

Corso Francia tragedy: Pietro Genovese arrested

Two 16-year-old girls killed in Rome crash on 22 December. Pietro Genovese, the 20-year-old driver of the car that hit and killed two 16-year-old girls in Rome in the early hours of 22 December, has...

New Year's Day Parade in Rome

American marching bands and cheerleaders celebrate New Year's Day in Rome. More than 1,000 musicians from some of America's best-known high school marching bands will stage a free, family-orientated...

Smog in Rome: take public transport says city

Rome urges car sharing and public transport to curb air pollution in city. Rome has issued guidelines aimed at improving the air quality in the capital after tests on Christmas Day detected smog leve...

Italy's largest living Nativity scene near Rome

Castle in Bracciano hosts living crib with over 200 real people. Italy's largest Nativity scene, featuring more than 200 real people in period costume, will take place over three days in the Lazio la...
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