Public transport for Christmas

The city council is hoping to encourage shoppers heading to Rome1s city centre during the festive period to leave their cars behind, with the following arrangements in force 6-23 Dec. For more informa...

Helmets and seatbelts still unpopular

One in four Italian motorists does not wear a seatbelt while at the wheel. The figure comes from EURES, the Italian Institute for Economic and Social Research, which has published the results of a sur...

Milan-Rome suburbs in under four hours

A new train service starting mid-December will connect the suburban stations of Milano Rogoredo to Roma Tiburtina in three hours fifty five minutes. The trains will still begin and end their journeys...

New Italian AIDS Vaccine being tested

An experimental Italian AIDS vaccine will soon be tested on humans. Virologist Barbara Ensoli and her team have been developing the vaccine at the Rome-based Italian Health Institute (ISS) since 1996....

Feltrinelli expansion underway

Bookstore chain Feltrinelli is undergoing a period of expansion and renovation in Rome, with the second wing of the megastore at Largo di Torre Argentina due to open in early Dec. After the relocation...

Galleria Colonna to re-open its doors

The Galleria Colonna shopping complex opposite Piazza Colonna on Via del Corso in Rome will re-open on 4 Dec after years of renovation. The arcade has been restored to its original grandeur through a...

Motoring fines office struggles to cope

The office that deals with the appeals of Rome car owners who believe they have received motoring fines unfairly or whose payments have not been registered will now hear only a limited number of cases...

Football without frontiers

Football has long been known as the beautiful game, but in these days of tycoon chairmen, global merchandising and badly-behaved, millionaire players, its beauty can seem little more than skin deep. T...

Dawn of a shopping empire

As the sun shines down on the so-called impero dello shopping, a new shopping centre 25 km south of Rome between EUR and Pomezia, it seems a project blessed by the gods. Its neo- classical columns, a...

New life, new wine

If you wish to surprise your guests during the coming festive season, you might like to produce a bottle of one of Italys most exclusive wines. The cork and label alone will be a guaranteed conversat...

A turning point for immigrants

Extremely positive. This is how Franco Pittau, coordinator of the annual statistical report on immigration to Italy published by Caritas di Roma, judges the proposal launched by deputy premier and lea...

Banishing the holiday blues

Holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years Eve are festive occasions that most of us look forward to with pleasure. They can be a time for family and friends, religious celebrations and togeth...

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day on Mon 1 Dec is the occasion for the United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and local organisations around the world to celebrate progress made in the battle against the epidemi...

Crackdown at Campo de' Fiori

Eight stalls at Rome's most famous open market in Piazza Campo de' Fiori have been closed down in a move to return the square to a more traditional look. The city council has decided the vendors of "v...

S. Lorenzo traffic restrictions

The lively district of S. Lorenzo will be closed to private traffic, excluding drivers with access permits, every Friday and Saturday night 20.00-03.00 from 1 December in an attempt to ease congestion...

Hunger on the rise again, says FAO report

The number of hungry people in the world rose by 18 million during the second half of the 1990s after falling by 37 million in the first half, according to a new report by the Rome-based United Nation...

Euro unpopular with Italians

Six out of ten Italians would go back to the lira if they could, and nine out of ten feel poorer since the introduction of the euro, according to a survey by research institute Demoskopea, which inter...

Public transport strike

Public transport may suffer industrial action on Monday 1 December from 08.30 until 16.30 when a strike is scheduled to halt buses, trams, the metro and COTRAL buses that connect Rome with the suburbs...

Slow buses ever emptier

Sluggish public transport is finding it increasingly difficult to woo Italians away from their beloved cars, according to a new report by environmental association Legambiente. On average, it says, It...

Monument to Nassiriya victims will replace Axum obelisk

The victims of the 12 November bomb attack on the Italian base in Nassiriya, Iraq are to be remembered with a monument in Piazza di Porta Capena in front of the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization...
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Sala 1 in collaboration with the Tito Amodei Fondation presents a selection of works inspired by the symbol of the “Cross”. Invited artists are Enrico Bentivoglio, Bruno Ceccobell...