Rome dolphin with trash bag stuck to fin

Dolphin swimming off Rome coast with rubbish bag stuck to fin. The dramatic image of a dolphin swimming off Rome's coast with a black rubbish bag stuck to its dorsal fin has brought renewed focus on...

Rome suspends absentee city gardeners

Rome gardeners used city vehicles and tools for private work. Nine employees of Rome's park and gardens service have been suspended for one year following a police investigation into abstenteeism, in...

Roma Sud VS Roma Nord

Rome: a tale of two cities? In many major cities across the globe, there often exists a north-south divide which is not simply geographical. While it is most commonly displayed as playful banter, suc...

War of words over Rome's trash crisis

Blame game between political rivals Raggi and Zingaretti. The admistrations of the city of Rome and the Lazio Region are engaged in a bitter war of words over an ordinance to clear the backlog of rub...

Dating in Rome: Do’s and Don’ts

Did you come to Rome hoping to meet an Italian stallion who would whisk you off your feet with candlelit dinners and whispers of sweet nothings in your ear?  Then lucky you – you’re in the right plac...

Family hit by falling branch in Rome

Two-year-old girl among the injured near Ponte Sisto in Rome. Eight people were hospitalised, including two small children, after a large branch broke off a tree along Rome's Lungotevere and fell 12...

Lazio Region helps with Rome trash crisis

Rome given ultimatum to clean its rubbish-strewn streets. The Lazio regional government is to make its waste disposal plants available to Rome, following the intervention of Italy's environment minis...

Stromboli: one dead as volcano erupts on Italian island

Tourists take to the sea as Stromboli's volcano erupts. The volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on the afternoon on 3 July, killing one hiker and sending frightened tourists fleeing in...

Putin to visit Rome on 4 July

Putin to meet Conte, Mattarella and Pope Francis in Rome. Russian president Vladimir Putin comes to Rome on a state visit on Thursday 4 July, at the invitation of Italian prime minister Giuseppe Cont...

Hugh Grant in altercation with AMA boss as she films Rome's trash

Angry Hugh Grant mistakes Rome rubbish boss for paparazzo.Hugh Grant and his wife inadvertently ended up in a video taken by Luisa Melara, the president of Rome's waste collection service AMA Roma, as...

Festa de’ Noantri: ancient Roman festival in Trastevere

Ancient religious festival held in Rome's Trastevere every July. The annual Festa de’ Noantri takes place in the Rome district of Trastevere from 15-29 July. Central to the festival, which dates ba...

United Nations holds exhibition by refugee artists at Venice Biennale

Rothko in Lampedusa. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offered five young refugee artists a residency in Venice during May to coincide with the Biennale. Barca Nostra lies at the far...

Rome buses continue to catch fire

No injuries in Rome's latest bus fire. A city bus operated by Rome's public transport company ATAC burst into flames while in service at 20.30 on the evening of 2 July. The incident took place on...

Rome installs tourist map of Porta Maggiore in Piazza Venezia

Rome tourists baffled after city installs wrong street map. Tourists arriving into Rome's central Piazza Venezia have been left scratching their heads thanks to a new information panel, with detailed...

Rome trash crisis: doctors say risk of disease

Disease risk linked to cockroaches, rats, flies and seagulls at Rome bins. "There is a risk of passing from a hygienic emergency to a medical emergency, and therefore the risk of spreading diseases"...

New Arts Director at American Academy in Rome

Elizabeth Rodini succeeds Peter Benson Miller. Scholar and curator Elizabeth Rodini begins a three-year term as the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome (AAR) on 1 July. R...

Tourist carves his name into Colosseum

Uruguayan tourist engraved "Juan" into wall of Colosseum. A 32-year-old visitor from Uruguay has become the latest tourist to be caught vandalising the Colosseum. The man used a key to carve his n...

Rome's social media trash war

Romans post pictures of overflowing rubbish bins on Rome mayor's Facebook page. As Rome battles a continuing rubbish crisis during scorching temperatures, Romans are posting photographs of the capita...

Rome fines seven tourists €450 for bathing in historic fountains

Rome police hand out €450 fines to tourists from Estonia, France, New Zealand, Ukraine and US. Seven foreign tourists were fined €450 each after being caught entering the waters of Rome's historic fo...

Rome discovers Mediaeval fresco hidden for 900 years

Mediaeval fresco found in Rome church following discovery of obscure archive document.A large fresco dating from the Middle Ages has been discovered in a church on Rome's Aventine Hill, after being hi...
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