Hopscotch on Rome streets

Garbatella kids play hopscotch on the way to school in Rome. The streets of Garbatella have been decorated with games of hopscotch, known in Italian as il gioco della campana, thanks to an initiative...

Bus, metro and train strike in Rome on 17 May

Strikes mean "Black Friday" for commuters in Rome. Major disruption is expected on Italy's train services between 09.00 and 17.00 on Friday 17 May thanks to a nationwide strike by employees of Trenit...

Football hooligans clash with Rome police

Hooligans set fire to police vehicle ahead of Coppa Italia final in Rome. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has condemned the behaviour of football hooligans who wreaked havoc in the city ahead of the Copp...

The Colosseum hosts the Severans

An exhibition at the Colosseum traces the Roman empire's “last period of greatness” under the 40-year reign of the Severans. A new exhibition at the Colosseum pays tribute to the Severans, Rome’s fou...

Mille Miglia vintage car rally comes to Rome

Annual vintage car rally arrives in Rome on 16 May 2019. A fleet of 430 classic and vintage cars arrives in Rome on the evening of Thursday 16 May, in the 2019 edition of the Mille Miglia rally betwe...

Top 10 beaches near Rome

For all you beach-lovers here is a selection of resorts within easy reach of Rome. Each one, ordered from north to south, offers either stabilimenti (private beaches with entrance fees and changing fa...

Dog kills Villa Pamphilj fox

Dead fox believed to be Giglio, not Olimpia. A search is underway for the owner of the dog presumed responsible for killing one of the two foxes resident at Villa Borghese, Rome's largest park. A...

Rome city bus bursts into flames

No injuries in latest case of Rome bus catching fire while in service. A bus owned by Rome's public transport company ATAC burst into flames while in service at around 15.30 on Monday 13 May. There...

75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of world war two.Driving past Monte Cassino many years ago with the late Mark Pluciennik, professor at Leicester University, and one of the most cerebr...

Cardinal restores power to hundreds of residents in occupied Rome building

Salvini blasts "illegal" actions of the Vatican's papal almoner. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the pope's apostolic almsgiver, took matters into his own hands by personally reconnecting the electricity...

Leonardo da Vinci street art in Rome

Ravo recreates Madonna Litta mural at Rome's Gemelli hospital.Italian street artist Andrea "Ravo" Mattoni is recreating the Madonna Litta, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci in around...

2019 Race for the Cure in Rome

Komen Race for the Cure raises awareness for breast cancer.The 20th edition of the Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of central Rome on Sunday 19 May to raise funds and awarene...

Celebrating Trilussa in Rome

The social commentary in the rhymes of Trilussa still rings true in Rome today.“But he’s famous!” goes a voice outside a bar in Trastevere. A footballer? Politician? Big Brother contestant? Film star?...

Storm warning in Rome

Rome cancels Via Libera due to weather warning from 11-12 May. Rome's civil protection authority has warned of extreme weather conditions in the capital over the next 24-36 hours. Heavy rain, thun...

Rome's Aurelian Walls

Mainly a defence against barbarians and invaders, Rome's Aurelian Walls were also a pragmatic part of daily life. For most visitors, Rome’s museums mean paintings and statues, more statues, more pain...

Open House Roma 2019: opening the doors to Rome's architectural gems

Eighth edition of Open House Roma opens the doors to more than 200 fascinating buildings, both ancient and contemporary, across Rome.11-12 May. Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of Open Ho...

Mother's Day in Rome

Celebrating Festa della Mamma in Rome. Mother's Day, known in Italian as Festa della Mamma, is celebrated in Italy on Sunday 12 May 2019. In Rome there are numerous activities aimed at families wishi...

Secret room discovered after 2,000 years at Rome's Domus Aurea

Rome makes major discovery at Emperor Nero's Golden Palace.Rome archaeologists have rediscovered the Sala della Sfinge, the Room of the Sphinx, hidden at Emperor Nero's Domus Aurea or Golden Palace fo...

Tourist guide to avoiding plastic water bottles in Rome

Rome is awash with drinking fountains offering free water. Tourists arriving in Rome can do their bit for the environment by avoiding or limiting their use of plastic bottles by availing of the city'...

Rome's Spagna metro station reopens

Rome metro stations at Repubblica and Barberini remain closed. The Spagna station on Rome's Metro A line reopened on the evening of 7 May after Italy's transport ministry gave its escalator system th...
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