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...

Five Guys opens in Rome

Five Guys comes to Rome after Milan. Five Guys, the world-famous American burger chain, will launch in central Rome on 16 December. The arrival of Five Guys in Rome follows the opening of its firs...

Rome restores underground Basilica of Mysteries

Rome's mysterious underground basilica was discovered in 1917. One of Rome's most magical and mysterious underground sites, the so-called Basilica of Mysteries, is being restored with funding from th...

Rome has one of the world's most beautiful streets

Architectural Digest ranks Via dei Coronari among the ten most beautiful streets in the world. Rome is home to one of the world's top ten most beautiful streets - Via dei Coronari - according to the...

Rome taxi driver to lose licence after airport assault

Taxi driver attacked customer in vicious assault at Rome airport. Rome city hall has begun the process to revoke the licence of a taxi driver who broke a customer's nose in a recent assault outside F...

Filippo finds a home: happy ending for dog abandoned on Rome bus

Family adopts Filippo following appeal by Rome bus drivers. Filippo, the little dog found abandoned on a Rome bus, has found a new home following a high-profile adoption appeal. Bus drivers discov...

Night of music in Rome's museums

Rome's city-run museums host live music until late at night.Rome’s municipal museums come to life with live music with the 2019 edition of the Musei in Musica initiative on the night of Saturday 14 De...

English bookshops in Rome: Christmas gift tips

Books always make great Christmas presents. In addition to choosing the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, it is also good to support your neighbourhood bookstore. We asked four of Rome's i...

Three Rome buses catch fire in three days

29 Rome buses have burst into flames in 2019. Three more Rome buses have caught fire in the last three days, two belonging to the city's public transport company ATAC and the other belonging to Roma...

Tuscany hit by 4.8-magnitude earthquake

No casualties reported in earthquake near Florence.A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Italy, north of Florence, at 04.37 on the morning of Monday 9 December. There were no injuries reported due to the...

Rome to evict Vivi Bistrot from Villa Pamphilj

Popular park venue in Rome appeals to mayor to avert eviction. Vivi Bistrot has launched an appeal, directed at Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, to intervene ahead of its impending closure and eviction o...

Rome's Christmas shopping buses

Rome electric buses serve city's historic centre over Christmas. Christmas shoppers in Rome can avail of a special "Linea Shopping" bus shuttle service in the city's historic centre as well as extra...

Where to buy Christmas trees in Rome

Christmas trees on sale at select garden centres and florists in Rome. For Rome residents who wish to create a bit of Christmas magic in their own home, there are numerous outlets selling real trees...

Rome's historic centre extends ZTL until 19.00

Limited traffic zone (ZTL) in centre extended one hour in the evenings.Rome's ZTL, or limited traffic zone, in the historic centre will be closed to traffic for an additional hour in the evening from...

Vasco Rossi concerts at Circus Maximus in Rome

Rome's Circus Maximus to host Vasco Rossi in summer 2020. Italian rock star Vasco Rossi is to perform two concerts at the Circus Maximus on 19 and 20 June 2020, with ticket prices ranging from €79 to...

Christmas in Florence: Best Things To Do

What to See and Do in Florence during the 2019 Christmas season. Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year and it makes a perfect festive day trip from Rome. Here is a short guide to help y...

Rome unearths 2,000-year-old timbers from France

Rome Metro C works unearth ancient oak boards from modern-day France. Rome archaeologists have announced that oak timbers discovered during excavations for the city's third subway, Metro C, came from...

Italian food emporium to open in Rome palace

Plebiscito Roma will stock Made in Italy food products in central Rome.A major new emporium of Italian food will open within the walls of Rome's historic Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, near the central Piazz...

Rome's Christmas tree to be lit up on 8 December

Rome's 2019 Christmas tree is sponsored by Netflix. Rome's Christmas tree, known as Spelacchio, will be illuminated by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi at 19.00 on 8 December, the feast of the Immacul...
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