Haircuts and fines

  Ups and Downs in the terrible saga of covid-19. It’s up in New York, where residents are getting their first haircuts since mid-March, stores have reopened for shopping and restaurants and bar...

Rome to reopen river Tiber beach for summer 2020

Tiberis returns to Rome river bank for third year. Rome is seeking private sponsorship to reopen Tiberis, the city's artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber, reports online newspaper RomaTod...

Getting to Rome from Fiumicino and Ciampino airports

There are several ways of getting to the centre of Rome from the italian Capital's Airports. Here is a listing with the most important. When visiting Rome, the first part of your trip will involve ge...

Things you can do at a Tabaccheria in Italy

A tabaccheria, or “tabacchi” for short, is a small quasi-convenience store that can simultaneously be a cafe, tourist trinket-shop, mini post office, and more--or none of the above.  First time visit...

Rome celebrates Festa della Musica online

Rome dedicates 2020 music festival on 21 June to Ezio Bosso. Rome's Festa della Musica, the annual event devoted to music in all its forms, will move online this year due to the covid-19 regulations...

Alex Zanardi in critical condition after road accident

Alex Zanardi was involved in a car accident in the province of Siena, during one of the stages of the relay race of "Obiettivo tricolore", a competition of Paralympic athletes participating in handbik...

Black Lives Matter: Rome activists rename street after George Floyd

After Milan, Rome becomes embroiled in Black Lives Matter statue debate. A Rome street was symbolically renamed after George Floyd, the unarmed African American killed by a white police officer in Mi...

Trulli houses, the dry-stone huts in Puglia

The Trulli houses of Alberobello are dry-stone huts that are located in the Puglia region. The Trulli are considered a historic site because of its history dating back to the 14h century. There are...

Rome: Italian architect Renzo Piano gets lifetime achievement award

MAXXI announces major award for Italian architect Renzo Piano in Rome. Renzo Piano, the acclaimed Italian architect, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on 18 June during a digital marathon by Rome...

Covid-19: Chinese couple give Rome hospital $40,000 for research

Chinese tourists were the first coronavirus cases in Italy. The two Chinese tourists who were the first people in Italy to test positive for covid-19 have donated $40,000 for research at Rome's Spall...

Rome: AS Roma footballers wear Black Lives Matter patch

AS Roma will auction the Black Lives Matter jerseys to raise money for anti-racism organisations. AS Roma football players will wear a #BlackLivesMatter patch on their shirts for the final 12 games o...

Emeritus Pope Benedict in Germany with sick brother

Vatican confirms that Pope Emeritus Benedict is in Germany. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI travelled to Germany today to visit his brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger who is aged 96 and in ailing health, r...

Rome's electric scooters: crashes and modified motors

E-scooters making headlines for all the wrong reasons in Rome. Rome's electric scooters, promoted strongly by the city as a sustainable form of transport, are increasingly popular with commuters, tou...

Euro 2020 to kick off in Rome in 2021

UEFA kicks Euro 2020 football matches into 2021. The Euro 2020 football championship has been postponed until 2021, due to the covid-19 crisis, with all matches rescheduled in the original 12 host ci...

Florence celebrates 600 years of Brunelleschi's Dome

Work began on the world's largest brick dome in 1420. Florence is marking 600 years since construction work began on Brunelleschi’s Cupola for the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, a landmark which ha...

Tennis: Italian Open in Rome moves to September

Rome tennis tournament rescheduled following covid-19 cancellation. The 2020 Internazionali d'Italia tennis tournament, also known as the Rome Masters or the Italian Open, has been rescheduled for 20...

Rome to reopen world's greatest Raphael show

Rome's Raphael exhibition extends opening hours due to high demand.Raffaello 1520-1483, hailed as the world's greatest Raphael show, reopened on 2 June and will see the blockbuster exhibition - held o...

Ischia: La Mortella Gardens reopen to tourists

The famed gardens of La Mortella reopen with new visitor rules. La Mortella on the island of Ischia has reopened its doors to tourists and garden-lovers, with health precautions in place due to the c...

Meaning and history of the Italian word Ciao

One of the most well known Italian greetings throughout the world is the informal greeting known as "Ciao." It is known for being used as either "hello" or "goodbye" between family members, friends,...

A guide to Ponza Island in Italy

Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands, the string of tiny islands located off the coast of the Lazio region in Italy. Ponza is a popular summer vacation destination for Italians, especially Rom...
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