Soldier found dead in Rome metro station

Suicide suspected at Flaminio metro station in Rome. An investigation is underway after a soldier was found dead in Rome's Flaminio metro station on the morning of 17 December. A gunshot was heard...

Rome's Cinecittà film studios open audiovisual cinema museum

Immersive museum in Rome honours 120 years of Italian film. Rome is opening a new audiovisual museum dedicated to the world of Italian cinema, at the capital's historic Cinecittà film studios. The...

Canale Monterano: deserted village near Rome

With its evocative ruins draped in greenery, Canale Monterano makes an enchanting day trip from Rome.An air of mystery surrounds Canale Monterano, a small deserted village built on top of a hill north...

Brexit: outrage over Auschwitz cartoon by Rome city artist

Rome-based artist Marione in hot water after depicting EU as Auschwitz. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has distanced herself from a cartoon depicting a jubilant fair-haired man waving a Union Jack as he f...

Rome: Doria Pamphilj Palace opens Ninfeo di Diana

Rome's Doria Pamphilj Palace opens Nymphaeum of Diana to the public for the first time. Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, home to one of Rome's most important privately-owned art collections, has opened its Ny...

Rome reopens parks and cemeteries

Rome parks reopen a day early after weather warning. Rome's parks, historic villas and cemeteries have reopened on Sunday 15 December, a day earlier than expected, following an order by mayor Virgini...

TripAdvisor: Rome's Colosseum is world's most popular tourist attraction

Italy is home to three of the world's Top 10 tourist attractions. Rome's Colosseum has been reconfirmed as the most popular tourist attraction in the world, for the second year in a row, based on boo...

Five Guys postpones Rome opening

Five Guys postpones its launch in Rome.Five Guys, the world-famous American burger chain, has postponed its launch in central Rome.Five Guys had been due to open in the capital on 16 December but this...

Florence: Guns N' Roses come to Italy in 2020

Guns N' Roses only Italian concert in 2020 will be in Florence. Guns N' Roses have been confirmed for the 2020 edition of Firenze Rocks, the annual rock musical festival in Florence, which is schedul...

Best Christmas Markets in Rome

Rome's Christmas markets, both traditional and alternative, create a festive atmosphere in the capital each December. Here is a selection of the city's best markets offering original present ideas dur...

Florence Baptistery doors reunited after 30 years

Florence reunites restored Baptistery doors. The three monumental doors from Florence’s Baptistery have been reunited for the first time in 30 years, following a complex restoration programme which b...

Rome closes city parks for three days

Rome closes all city parks and cemeteries for weekend. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the closure of all parks, cemeteries and historic villas in the city for three days. The order, which coi...

Sardine rally in Rome: transport plan

Rome street closures for Sardine rally on 14 December. Rome will close numerous streets in the S. Giovanni area of the city for a demonstration of the Sardine movement on Saturday 14 December. The...

Rome mayor: avoid travel on Friday 13th

Rome schools closed on 13 December due to severe weather warning. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has urged the city's residents to avoid unnecessary travel on Friday 13 December due to the heavy rain and...

Rome police close Christmas market in Piazza Navona

Rome's Befana market shut down due to safety risk. The Befana market in Piazza Navona, long a feature of the Christmas season in Rome, has been closed down by the city's police. The closure relate...

Rome schools closed on Friday 13 December

Rome schools, parks and cemeteries closed due to severe weather warning.  Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the city's schools and kindergartens to close on Friday 13 December due to a severe wea...

Rome New Year's Eve: what to do and where to go

Celebrating New Year 2020 in Rome: events, parties and traditions. Rome celebrates New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with Festa di Roma, a 24-hour programme of free concerts and cultural events, with...

Rome remembers 37,000 refugees who died on way to Europe

Artist writes names on Rome street of those who died trying to reach Europe. Italian artist Fabio Saccomani has undertaken a project to transcribe the names of almost 37,000 migrants and refugees, wh...

Rome airport introduces facial recognition

Fiumicino airport first in Italy to test biometric system.Rome's Fiumicino airport has introduced facial recognition for passengers boarding flights, on an experimental basis over the next six months....

Rome's Palazzo Barberini opens restored rooms

Palazzo Barberini rearranges its priceless art collection. Rome's Palazzo Barberini, home to Italy's national gallery of ancient art, has introduced a new visitor route and rearranged its art collect...
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