Rome: McDonald's loses appeal to open near Baths of Caracalla

Lazio court rejects McDonald's appeal to go ahead with a fast food outlet near Baths of Caracalla in Rome. McDonald's, the American fast-food giant, has lost its appeal against the city of Rome and I...

Alarm as hundreds of fish die in Rome's river Tiber

Mystery as hundreds of fish die in the Tevere river in Rome. Hundreds of dead fish have been seen bobbing on the surface of Rome's river Tiber over the weekend, according to Italian news agency ANSA....

Italy to lift travel ban between regions on 3 June

Unrestricted travel between regions from 3 June sparks debate among Italy's local governors. Italy has confirmed that unrestricted travel between regions can resume from 3 June as planned, the same d...

Rome city museums reopen with new rules for visitors

Rome reopens municipal museums and extends exhibitions after their prolonged closure due to covid-19 lockdown. Following the reopening of the Capitoline Museums and the Palazzo Braschi (with Canova e...

Rome launches 1,000 Helbiz electric scooters

1,000 Helbiz electric scooters hit the streets of Rome. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced the arrival of a fleet of 1,000 electric scooters, operated by American company Helbiz, and available o...

Rome's limited traffic zones stay open this summer

Rome limited traffic zone or ZTL to remain open this summer.Rome's restricted traffic areas, or ZTL, will remain open to traffic until 30 August, as part of an order due to be signed by the city's may...

Rome's Secret Impressionists show reopens for five days only

Special final opening for Secret Impressionists show at Palazzo Bonaparte. Rome's Secret Impressionists exhibition, which was forced to close along with all Italian musuems on 8 March due to the coro...

Rome: Fire at Vivi Bistrot in Villa Pamphilj park

Popular venue in Rome park damaged by blaze during the night. Vivi Bistrot, a popular venue in Rome's Villa Pamphilj park, was damaged by fire in the early hours of 28 May, according to reports in lo...

Rome honours Federico Fellini on centenary

Italy celebrates 100 years of Fellini.Rome has honoured Federico Fellini with the decision to name a section of the city's Lungotevere after the great Italian film director whose centenary is being ce...

Rome’s Bioparco zoo reopens after lockdown

Bioparco di Roma reopens to visitors after lockdown. Rome's Bioparco, the capital's zoo, reopens to the public on Friday 29 May, following a closure of more than two months due to the covid-19 crisis...

Nasoni: Rome's free drinking fountains

Rome's nasoni fountains provide free fresh drinking water.Rome is blessed with more than 2,500 drinking fountains, known as nasoni, which provide residents and visitors with free fresh water all year...

Rome reopens the Colosseum: new tickets and opening times

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill reopen after coronavirus lockdown. The Colosseum Archaeological Park, which in addition to the Colosseum includes the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Domus Aur...

Rome: €500 fine for dumping masks in street

Rome to hand out massive fines for dumped masks and gloves. Rome is to issue fines of up to €500 for those caught dumping used protective masks or plastic gloves on the streets of the capital during...

Rome picks up the pieces after lockdown

Rome struggles on after the trauma of lockdown and a lost spring By Andy Devane Lockdown in Rome was a dark time with little light. The eeriness of the situation was summed up perfectly in Quarantin...

Getting to know Naples: Seven must-see tourist destinations

“See Naples and die,” the saying goes--meaning, once you’ve seen Naples, you’ve seen it all. However, many tourists who visit Naples leave without really getting to know the city. Often used as a la...

Pompeii reopens after lockdown with reduced ticket price

Pompeii to open in two phases and with new time slots for visitors. Italy's archaeological site Pompeii reopens to the public, in two stages, after being closed for more than two and a half months du...

Rome's Botanic Garden: a semi-forgotten wonder

The Orto Botanico in Rome's Trastevere district offers a beautiful escape from the bustle of the city’s streets.For images of paradise, visitors flock to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Yet th...

Italy's Frecce Tricolori jets go on nationwide tour

Italy cancels Festa della Repubblica parade in Rome. Italy's Frecce Tricolori fighter jets are conducting a nationwide tour ahead of the 74th anniversary of the nation's proclamation as a republic on...

Italy seeks to recruit 60,000 volunteers to police post-lockdown crowds

Volunteers proposal sparks division in Italy's coalition government. Italy’s coalition partners are divided over a proposal to recruit 60,000 volunteers to enforce social distancing measures among cr...

Gelato boom in Rome after lockdown

Romans consume two million ice creams over first post-lockdown weekend. Rome's artisan gelato shops registered a boom over the first weekend after lockdown as customers flocked to gelaterie across th...
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