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Pontiff was guest of Che Tempo Che Fa in 2022. Pope Francis is to return as a guest of the popular Italian television chat show Che Tempo Che Fa on Sunday 14 January, two years after his last appearance on the programme...
Rome to become "open-air construction site" as city prepares for influx of pilgrims in 2025. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri has pledged that the slew of public construction projects underway in the Italian capital ahead o...
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Where to watch Six Nations 2024 rugby matches in Rome. Italy will play two home games in the 2024 edition of the Six Nations rugby union championship - against England on 3 February and Scotland on 9 March - with both m...
Rome’s fake street painters and bracelet scammers unmasked in viral videos. Lithuanian magician Rokas Bernatonis has exposed a scam involving prints of Rome landmarks being sold as original watercolours to tourists visi...
Rome exhibition retraces a marvellous decade in the 17th century. The first half of Urban VIII’s long papacy (1623-44) saw science and the arts proceed intertwined, the one complementing the other as perhaps never befor...
Azzurri to face England and Scotland in Rome. Italy will play two home games in the 2024 edition of the annual Six Nations rugby union championship which kicks off on 3 February and ends on 16 March. The Azzurri will...
Celentano's catchy cult classic endures the test of time. A stomping 1972 hit by Italian singer Adriano Celentano continues to reach new audiences thanks to social media and the song's use on soundtracks of several rece...
Tiger cub is not yet visible to the public. Rome's Bioparco zoo has announced the birth of a female Sumatran tiger, a critically endangered species native to the tropical forests of the Indonesian island. The tiger c...
ITA Airways cancels 20 flights due to strike. Air travellers in Italy face disruption on Monday 8 January due to a nationwide 24-hour strike by airport security staff and baggage handlers. The strike will involve bag...
Italy marks 6 January with a public holiday. Rome's festive season comes to an end on Saturday 6 January, a national public holiday in Italy, with the arrival of La Befana in Piazza Navona in the city's historic centre....
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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Dog's age yet to be verified by Guinness Book of Records. Italy is home to the oldest dog in the world, according to the owners of Lilly who celebrated their pet's 24th birthday in a town near Naples on New Year's Day....
La Befana, which coincides with the feast of the Epiphany on 6 January, is a public holiday in Italy. Italians celebrate the religious feast of the Epiphany, or the more popular folklore version of La Befana, on 6 Janua...
Winter sales begin in Rome and Milan on 5 January. Italy's post-Christmas sales season begins in Rome and most regions on 5 January 2024, with winter sales starting in Valle d'Aosta two days earlier. Italian consumer...
New Year's Eve concert line-up to include Blanco, Lazza and Michielin. Rome will ring in the New Year with a free concert in the Circus Maximus featuring Blanco, Lazza and Michielin on the night of 31 December. The R...
Public transport timetable in Rome on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 2024. Rome's buses and trams will run until 21.00 on New Year's Eve, with all metro services operating until 02.30 (early hours of 1 January 2024)....
Rome bans firecrackers and bangers over New Year. Rome has banned the use of firecrackers, bangers, rockets and other explosive material from 00.01 on 31 December 2023 until midnight on 6 January 2024. Those who fail...
American marching bands, cheerleaders and folk musicians celebrate New Year's Day with a major parade in Rome. More than 2,000 performers including some of America's best-known high school marching bands will stage a pa...
Celebrating New Year in Rome: events, parties and traditions.Rome will ring in 2024 with a free New Year's concert at the Circus Maximus featuring Blanco, Lazza and Michielin.   The Roma 2024. You are here concert kick...
Bumper year for bringing Ancient Rome back to life. Ancient Rome was a hot topic in 2023, exploding as a trend on TikTok and making headlines around the world frequently throughout the year. Here is a round-up of som...
2023 Christmas schedule at St Peter's. Pope Francis will celebrate the 'Midnight Mass' at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Christmas Eve at 19.30. Despite its name, the Christmas Eve Mass has not been celebrated...
Christmas and New Year opening hours for Rome museums. Rome's city-run museums will be open on 24 December, Christmas Eve, and on 31 December, New Year's Eve, from 10.00 to 14.00. They will be closed on 25 December,...
Händel’s Messiah was target of latest blitz by climate activists in Italy. Climate activists on Thursday evening interrupted a performance of Händel’s Messiah in Rome in the latest of a series of protests in cities acro...
The spectacle of bagpipe-playing shepherds still exists in Naples and Rome. Dressed in traditional sheepskin and woollen cloaks with peaked hats, the zampognari pipers come into the city from their mountain homes, perfo...
Italy lures international luxury hotels to Rome. Rome is second only to London for attracting the world's top luxury hotel brands in 2023, according to a new report by Luxury Travel Intelligence. The LTI rankings put...
A short guide to Christmas cribs and Nativity scenes to visit in Rome over the festive season. 100 Presepi The 2023 edition of 100 Presepi, Rome's international nativity crib exhibition, takes place under the colonnade...
Influencer makes €1 million donation to Turin hospital amid storm over misleading charity claims Italy's top fashion influencer, Chiara Ferragni, is at the centre of a controversy for allegedly profiting handsomely from...
It wouldn't be Christmas in Italy without Una Poltrona per Due on tv. Italy is home to some of the world's oldest and most spectacular Christmas traditions that have illuminated and enriched the Italian festive season f...
Carabinieri recruit Saetta, the robot police dog. Italy's Carabinieri military police on Tuesday unveiled Saetta, a remote-controlled robotic dog which initially will be assigned to the bomb squad in Rome. The four-l...
Rome's public transport system follows reduced schedule on main holiday dates over 2023 Christmas season.  24 Dec. Christmas Eve. Rome's entire public transport system will be free this day. All metro, buses, trams and...
S.P.Q.R. quiz is devoted to Ancient Rome. A new quiz game designed to test players' knowledge of Ancient Rome has been launched in Italy in time for the Christmas market. Aimed at players aged upwards of 14, the boxe...
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