Coronavirus: Rome airports screen departing passengers

Fiumicino and Ciampino take temperature of passengers flying out of Rome.Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, are now screening passengers leaving for destinations outside the Sc...

Coronavirus: Lazio checks arrivals from north

Lazio Region requires transport operators to give names of travellers. Those arriving in the Lazio Region from the quarantine areas of northern Italy are being checked as part of measures to contain t...

Rome's museums fall silent

Museums in Rome and across Italy hit by impact of Coronavirus outbreak. Italy boasts the world's highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (55), with experts at odds over the percentage of world...

Coronavirus: Rome churches cancel Mass

No Mass for the faithful in Rome churches until 3 April. The Diocese of Rome has ordered the immediate suspension of all Masses for the faithful in churches throughout the capital, as part of the V...

Italy closes all museums, cinemas and theatres

Italy orders closure of all museums, cinemas and theatres as country attempts to contain spread of Coronavirus. Italy has ushered in emergency legislation ordering the closure of all museums, cinemas...

Italy's PD leader Zingaretti has Coronavirus

Lazio Region president tests positive for Coronavirus.Nicola Zingaretti, the leader of Italy's centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) and president of the Lazio Region, has tested positive for the Coron...

Coronavirus: Rome cancels Formula E car race

Rome's Formula E is latest sporting event to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The Formula E Grand Prix is the latest in a string of major sporting events to be cancelled in Rome...

Coronavirus: UK travel advice for Italy

Recommendations for those travelling between Italy and UK. Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) does not recommend any non-essential travel to the 11 areas of northern Italy (10 towns in...

World Health Organization praises Italy's efforts in virus epidemic

The Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wrote on Twitter praising Italy's efforts to stop the coronavirus epidemic in the Country. His quote was later ret...

Exploring the villages of Sabina north of Rome

The villages in the Sabine hills north of Rome are rich in history and culture.Where is Sabina and what is it best known for? For many people who live in Rome it is an area they have heard of but neve...

Vatican City confronts Coronavirus

Vatican considers holding Sunday Angelus via video link.Vatican officials are studying the possibility of Pope Francis giving his Angelus address on Sunday via video link rather than from the window o...

Coronavirus: US quarantine for travellers from Italy

US has Level 3 travel warning in place for Italy due to Coronavirus. People travelling to the United States from Italy will be asked on arrival to stay home for a period of 14 days, according to the...

Vatican reports first Coronavirus case

First positive Coronavirus case in Vatican City. The Vatican announced on 6 March that a patient being treated by its health services has tested positive for Coronavirus. The discovery was made on 5...

Coronavirus: Have faith in Italy says president

Italian president calls for responsibility and unity as Italy battles Coronavirus outbreak.Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has called for "responsibility" in the face of the Coronavirus emergency,...

Exploring Rome's parks

While there is no end to amazing museums and archaeological sites in Rome, it is also refreshing to visit the city's parks, which offer vast expanses of greenery and have more than their fair share of...

Coronavirus hits Rome culture and sport

After the blow to Rome's tourism and hospitality sectors, now it is the turn of culture and sport to take a hit. The international media spotlight was always going to be on Italy on 5 March, regardle...

Coronavirus: Italy orders closure of schools and universities

Italy orders closure of all schools and universities as country attempts to contain spread of Coronavirus.Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has signed emergency legislation ordering the closure of...

Florence to open Michelangelo's Secret Room

Michelangelo lived in hiding from the Medici in Florence in 1530. Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Italian High Renaissance master, gifted the world a stunning artistic legacy from the Sistine Chapel fre...

Pope Francis tests negative for Coronavirus

Pontiff cancels several appointments due to a cold. Pope Francis, who has cancelled numerous events in recent days due to a heavy cold, has reportedly tested negative for the Coronavirus, according t...

In Rome, life goes on

There may be fewer tourists in Rome right now but otherwise life continues as normal in the Eternal City. Roma non si ferma. Rome doesn't stop. There are several ways to translate or interpret thi...
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