Peregrine Falcons return to Italian skies

Peregrine Falcons are breeding successfully in Rome after facing almost certain oblivion in Italy. In recent years Italy's Peregrine Falcons have staged a successful comeback following decades of des...

Paul McCartney to perform in Naples after 29 years

Former Beatle has two Italian dates on his 2020 tour: Naples and Lucca. Sir Paul McCartney is to return to Naples after 29 years with a concert in Piazza del Plebiscito on 10 June 2020. The 77-y...

Huobi: Asian food emporium in Rome

Emporium of Asian cuisine to open in Portuense area of Rome. Rome is already home to Eataly, Mercato Centrale and Testaccio Market but now foodies in the Italian capital can add another major food em...

Birdwatching in Rome gardens

A variety of birds can be watched from Roman balconies and gardens. Apart from their cheerful, colourful appearance and songs, birds are important animals. They help control insect pests and, in fact...

Cartoon Christmas lights on Rome's Via Condotti

Rome Christmas lights ceremony celebrated with concert at Spanish Steps. The popular Cartoon Christmas Lights return to Via dei Condotti, Rome's exclusive shopping street, for the second year in a ro...

Matera: European Capital of Culture seeks state help after devastating floods

Floods and mudslides cause €8 million damage to Matera. While flood-hit Venice made headlines around the world, with the Italian government declaring a state of emergency in the lagoon city, the sout...

Rome mayor becomes cartoon figure to protect city

Rome turns to comics to teach young people to respect their city. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has been portrayed as a vigilessa police officer in a comic strip with a civic message, aimed at young peop...

Florence on alert as river Arno rises to highest levels in 20 years

Flooding situation critical across Tuscany.Florence is on alert as the waters of the river Arno have risen to the highest levels in 20 years, reaching 4.8 metres on Sunday 17 November. However the ri...

Vatican Christmas tree in St Peter's Square

Vatican to switch on Christmas tree lights on 5 December 2019. This year's Christmas tree in St Peter's Square will come from the centuries-old forests in northern Italy that were devastated by storm...

Visiting the Vatican Museums: All You Need to Know

The ultimate guide on how to visit the Vatican City, Vatican Gardens and Museums along with practical information including tickets and visiting hours.  For those who are planning a holiday in Rome,...

Falling tree flattens car in Rome

Tree destroyed parked Fiat Seicento in Rome suburb. A large pine tree fell across a street in the south Rome suburb of Mostacciano, squashing a parked car, on the morning of Friday 15 November. Th...

Rome bus strike on 18 November

Rome bus companies Roma TPL and Cotral go on strike. Rome bus services operated by Roma TPL and the regional Cotral bus company will be affected by a 24-hour strike on Monday 18 November. The strike...

The Trevi Fountain: A Brief History

Rome is a spectacular city boasting a rich history that is filled with countless attractions such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St Peter’s Basilica. There is, however, one more attraction withou...

Helbiz launches Greta e-bike sharing in Rome

Greta will cost far less than Rome bike-sharing competitor Uber Jump. Commuters and tourists in Rome now have a new bike-sharing option with the arrival in the capital of Greta, the pedal-assisted e-...

Italy's Marsican brown bears face extinction

WWF Italy raises awareness of critically-endangered bear. Italy's Marsican brown bear faces the prospect of extinction as experts say there are only about 50 of the animals left in existence. The...

Venice mayor declares disaster as city hit by highest tide in 50 years

Water levels in Venice have not been this high since 1966. Venice mayor Luigi Brugraro has declared a state of disaster after the lagoon city in northern Italy was hit by the second highest tide in m...

Rome's Barberini metro station to half-open in December

Barberini will only be open to commuters leaving the station. Rome's central Barberini metro station, which has been closed since its escalator collapsed on 21 March, is expected to reopen in Decembe...

Rome metro station evacuated over smoke

Commuters have been evacuated from the Spagna station on Rome's Metro A line due to smoke.  The fumes were possibly caused by a broken-down train being towed from the Cornelia station where it had...

Rome's Metro A partially closed after train breaks down

Rome's Metro A line is closed between Ottaviano (St Peter's) and Battistini after a train broke down near Cornelia station at 14.15 on Tuesday 12 November. Substitute shuttle buses are running in plac...

Another Rome bus bursts into flames

No injuries in latest Rome bus fire. A Rome city bus burst into flames while on duty at 05.30 on the morning of 12 November. There were no passengers aboard at the time and the driver escaped unhurt...

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