A Roman Garden

There is a new garden open to the public in Rome, a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) which has been recreated in a disused space inside the Museo della Civilt Romana at EUR by a group of about 30 cr...

Training to help the deaf.

As any student of Italian knows, sign language is second nature to the Italians. Why waste words when you can clearly express an emotion, a comment or make a suggestion with a hand movement? But in ac...

Saluton Esperanto!

Remember Esperanto? Back in the 1950s and 1960s, a lot of people believed that Esperanto would be the lingua franca all the nations of the world would learn in order to communicate with each other. Th...

Driving down Italy's accident rate.

It was just over a year ago that many Italian motorists found themselves putting on their seatbelts for the first time in their lives. The much-heralded points system had arrived. The main novelty c...

Summer Activities

Rome in summer Once upon a time Rome used to be a city to avoid like the plague in August. In fact it was considered dangerously unhealthy by travellers and Romans alike until only about a decade ago...

Overheard in the Forum.

A young American and his girl were looking down into the Forum of Caesar, now excavated down to its foundations. There was not a blade of grass or a fallen column in sight. You see, he told her, the...

Points of view.

With the onset of summer, gone are the days of long, concealing winter coats and oversized, bulky sweaters. Gone is the ability to conceal our flaws with clothing and here are the days of baring as mu...

Summer season bus schedules.

The Rome city bus company ATAC is changing bus routes and adding new buses to some routes on summer Sundays and holidays from 25 July until the end of September. Mauro Calamante, the president of ATAC...

Turning off your cell phone.

Four large Italian consumer associations are asking all cell-phone owners to switch off their phones from 12.00 14.00 on Thursday 15 July in protest at what they describe as "Sky-high tariffs, unnece...

Italy's boat people.

A group of 37 Africans who were put ashore at Porto Empedocle in Sicily on Monday 12 July have been taken to a centre for illegal immigrants in Agrigento, Sicily, from where they may be repatriated un...

Fire brigade to the rescue.

Italian fire stations are to be opened to the elderly for six weeks in the height of the summer. The initiative comes following the exceptionally hot summer of 2003, when elderly people, who had remai...

Italys boat people.

With 36 shipped-wrecked Sudanese and one other African national now waiting a decision as to whether or not they will be allowed to disembark in Sicily, the figures from the countrys statistics instit...

S.Susanna library.

The S. Susanna lending library in Via XX Settembre 15 is switching to summer opening hours. Between 16-31 July and 1-15 Sept the library will be open Tues 10.00-13.00, Wed 15.00-18.00 and Sun 10.00-12...

Animal protection.

A new law has been passed for the protection of animals in Italy. In future anyone killing, abandoning, ill-treating, using in cruel competitions or betting on a domestic animal will be committing a c...

Toastmasters' club.

Are you petrified of giving presentations, or do you harbour secret aspirations as a stand-up comedian? A new club is being formed in Rome to help people improve their public-speaking abilities. The t...

Express bus to Ostia.

A new express bus service between EUR Fermi metro station and Ostia Lido was inaugurated on 10 July. The 070 express will run every ten minutes from EUR to Castelfusano between 09.00 and 11.000 and t...

The Veio Apollo.

This great Etruscan work, attributed to Vulca, will be back on display on 16 July in the Etruscan Museum, Villa Giulia, after its first major cleaning since it was excavated in 1916 near Veio, close t...

Rome for the elderly.

Romes city authorities have stepped up provisions for the elderly in the summer months. Six newly-opened oases in addition to 18 green areas which have been running for the past two years will serve a...

More Italian millionaires.

There are 188,000 millionaires in Italy. Those who that have at least $1 million or e820,000, at their disposal now make up one in every 300 Italians; the average sum of one of these bank accounts is...

Charity party.

A beach party at Ostias Corallobeach on Fri 9 July will raise funds for Arch, an organisation that helps HIV-positive children. Guests can dance the night away on the atmospheric, torch-lit beach to m...

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