Rome's unemployed tour guides seek state help

Out-of-work tourist guides protest outside the Pantheon in Rome. "Without tourism Italy dies, tourism is not here but tour guides are." With this slogan, Rome tour guides staged a flash mob protes...

Rome charity missing Trevi Fountain coins

Rome's lack of tourists means massive drop in funds for Trevi Fountain charity.Italy's Coronavirus emergency continues to have knock-on effects on all aspects of society, even the most unexpected.With...

Coronavirus: Rome tourism sector on its knees

Rome mayor to convene meeting with tourism stakeholders.Tourist cancellations have reached 90 per cent in Rome for March due to the Coronavirus outbreak (despite there not being any active Coronavirus...

Rome short rental shock: 13 million 'ghosts'

Rome's off-the-books tourism described as unsustainable. Rome's short rental sector including Airbnb welcomes more than 13 million 'phantom' tourists whose presence in the capital is off the books an...

Rome to put barrier around Trevi Fountain

Rome to limit tourist access to Trevi Fountain. Rome's city council assembly has backed plans to install a barrier around the famed Trevi Fountain to protect the Baroque monument from hordes of touri...

Rome moves souvenirs away from tourist sites

Souvenir stalls to be relocated away from sites in Rome's historic centre. Rome is to move 17 souvenir stalls away from some of the capital's most prestigious sites for "decorum and security" reasons...

TripAdvisor: Rome's Colosseum is world's most popular tourist attraction

Italy is home to three of the world's Top 10 tourist attractions. Rome's Colosseum has been reconfirmed as the most popular tourist attraction in the world, for the second year in a row, based on boo...

29 Best Things To Do in Rome

The Best Places to Visit and Must-See Attractions in RomeRome's heady mix of ancient ruins, museums, monuments and churches make the Eternal City one of the world's most romantic and visually stunning...

Gubbio: world's largest Christmas tree in Italy

Gubbio lights up a mountain-side Christmas tree each year. The 'world's largest Christmas tree' is lit up each year on the slopes of Monte Ingino, overlooking the mediaeval town of Gubbio in the Umbr...

Rome tourist kiosks: info, wi-fi and toilets

Rome launches P.STOP Project in tourist areas. Tourists in Rome can now avail of new kiosks offering numerous services including tourist information, toilets and wi-fi. The P.STOP kiosks are located...

Tourists ripped off again in Rome

Italian tourists shocked with bill for four panini at bar near Vatican. Tourists visiting Rome were charged almost €120 for three hot dogs and a ham and cheese sandwich, plus four cans of Coca Cola a...

Rome's Fiumicino airport wins new record for passenger satisfaction

Passengers rank Rome airport among the best in Europe. Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport, better known as Fiumicino, has achieved a new record for the quality of its passenger services, with a score o...

Steam train from Rome to Castel Gandolfo

Vintage steam train connects Rome to lakeside papal retreat. The long-awaited return of the historic Castelli Romani steam train from Rome's central Termini station to Castel Gandolfo, the summer ret...

Venice to charge tourist entry fee from July 2020

Venice entry fee will apply to tourists on day-trip visits. Venice will begin charging tourists an entry fee from 1 July 2020, according to the city council. The fee, which was first announced lat...

Rome: drunk tourists pour alcohol into Trevi Fountain

Tourists face charges of drunkeness and threatening Rome police. Three Australian tourists were arrested at Rome's Trevi Fountain during the night of 14 October, after an altercation with city police...

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