Summer at the zoo.

Children aged 5-12 can spend their summer holidays at educational play camps at the Museo Civico di Zoologia, Via U. Aldovrandi 19 (Villa Borghese), until Sept. Activities have a different subject eve...

Azzurri should have seized the game.

Italy's match yesterday against Sweden proved just how much talent the Italian Azzurri have in their ranks but have failed to click due to bad combinations. The entry of Pirlo, Cassano, Gattuso and a...

No more child soldiers.

Sunday, 20 June (20.00) marks the second annual Concerto di Solidariet in Rome for the people of northern Uganda to help one-time child soldiers who are victims of the civil conflict in the area. The...

Publicity can be bad for you.

A giant advertisement on a building visible from the central Piazza Venezia may have to come down according to a recent court ruling. The judge has accepted that tenants living in the building could s...

Windsor sale at Christies.

A collection of memorabilia, which once belonged to the late Duke of Windsor and his wife Wallace Simpson, is to go on sale at an auction at Christies in Rome on Thursday 17 June. The collection, whi...

Wild boar run wild.

Every year in Italy more than 600,000 wild boar cause more than 5 million of damage to agriculture. The largest numbers are concentrated in Tuscany, with around 130,000 causing damage amounting to 3 m...

Religion in the Holy City.

Roman Catholics are still the predominant Christian group in Rome, but those of Orthodox denominations are now a major presence in the holy city, according to the findings of a report released by the...

Azzurri on form for Euro 2004.

Saturday 12 June marks the start of Euro 2004 football championships in Portugal. Italy, under coach Giovanni Trapattoni, has assembled the countrys best squad in a long time. Del Piero and Vieri wi...

Investing in electricity shares.

Newly privatised Italian electricity supplier, Terna (formerly Enel), is planning its launch on the Italian stock market on 23 June. The company owns 94 per cent of the high-tension electricity distri...

Elephants' graveyard.

Until 27 June it is possible to visit one of the largest deposits of prehistoric elephants skeletons in Europe. The extraordinary remains were discovered by archaeologists and palaeontologists in 198...

Sting back in town.

There will be a free concert at the Circo Massimo in Rome on Friday 11 June from 17.00 - 24.00, the first in a season sponsored by Algida, makers of the well-known Italian cornetti ice-creams. The con...

Wild dieting comes to Italy.

The eating habits of the Italians are changing. The ritual of sitting down at table twice a day is disappearing and more and more Italians are eating on the run, in the car, in front of the computer a...

Liberation photos on show.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Rome an exhibition has opened at the Vittoriano at the Piazza Venezia in Rome of previously unpublished photographs and films taken from American...

On the road to Olivud.

If living in a city with a cinematic heritage as rich as Romes brings out your inner Fellini, Rossellini or Dario Argento talents, then perhaps you may want to try your hand at making a short film. Yo...

High hopes for Semaphore.

Its a beautiful day! The group called The Semaphore had just plunged into the last, catching lyric of the evening, by then perspiring under blue, red and yellow spots trained on their tense faces. The...

On the road to Olivud.

If living in a city with a cinematic heritage as rich as Romes brings out your inner Fellini, Rossellini or Dario Argento talents, then perhaps you may want to try your hand at making a short film. Yo...

The green lung of Lazio.

Most people who go to visit the famous monastic complex of St Benedict and St Scolastica at Subiaco do not realise that they are actually in the heart of Lazios biggest park. The town of Subiaco is o...

Jazz thrives at the Platz.

When in Rome go to the Alexanderplatz! reads one of the numerous inscriptions that embellish the walls of the oldest jazz club in Italy. Its an invitation that countless musicians and aficionados have...

When is a parasite not a parasite?

Praise the green earth. Chance has appointed her home, workshop, larder, middenpit. Her lousy skin, scabbed here and there by cities provides us with name and nation. (From the poem Something...

Foreign Cultural Academies and Institutes

As the academic year draws to a close, fine arts scholars at the British School at Rome are exhibiting their work in Fine Arts 2004, 12-19 June. The exhibition opens on 11 June at 18.30, with a perfor...
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