Rome seals off Orange Garden viewpoint

Giardino degli Aranci viewpoint closed for safety reasons. The famed viewpoint at Rome's Giardino degli Aranci, or Orange Garden, has been sealed off to the public for safety reasons due to structura...

Vatican Museums free for World Tourism Day

Payment still applies for Friday night late opening at Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums are free to visitors on Friday 27 September, for the 2019 edition of World Tourism Day, from 09.00-18.00, w...

Tourist caught flying drone over Colosseum

Peruvian tourist cited for violating Rome's drone ban. Rome police caught a 28-year-old Peruvian tourist flying a drone over the Colosseum on 7 September. The tourist faces charges of breaking Rom...

Tourist carves name into Colosseum

American tourist engraved "Tait" into Colosseum column. A 26-year-old visitor from the US has become the latest tourist to be caught vandalising the Colosseum. The man used a key to carve his name...

Rome police swoop on Colosseum centurions

Costumed centurions and skip-the-line tour promoters flout Rome ban. Rome police surprised six costumed centurions in the act of pestering tourists for photograph souvenirs outside the Colosseum metr...

Time lists beachside castle near Rome among World's 100 Greatest Places

S. Severa Castle near Rome included in Time's 2019 list. The beachside Castello di S. Severa, located about 50km north of Rome, has been listed in the 2019 edition of the World's Greatest Places by A...

€8.5 million evaded in Rome tourist tax

Tax was paid by Rome tourists but not passed on to the city. Rome police have discovered that around €8.5 million in tourist tax was not received by city hall in the first six months of 2019, followi...

Tourist fined for bathing in historic Rome fountain

Belarus tourist caught bathing in Piazza del Popolo fountain. A 41-year-old tourist from Belarus was fined by Rome police after she was caught bathing in the waters of the Fontana della Dea in the ce...

Rome bans sitting on Spanish Steps

Tourists sitting on Spanish Steps face fines of between €250 and €400. Sitting on the staircase at Rome's Spanish Steps has been banned, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The move is reported...

Rome cracks down on illegal trading at Colosseum

Police stop 100 illegal traders in Colosseum area of Rome.Rome police officers detained around 100 illegal street traders in the Colosseum area, as part of the city's continued efforts to combat the p...

British embassy to Italy warns UK tourists not to bathe in Rome fountains

Visitors from UK warned not to enter waters of Rome's fountains.The British embassy to Italy has warned British visitors travelling to Rome not to bathe in the city's fountains, according to updated t...

Tourist carves his name into Colosseum

Uruguayan tourist engraved "Juan" into wall of Colosseum. A 32-year-old visitor from Uruguay has become the latest tourist to be caught vandalising the Colosseum. The man used a key to carve his n...

Rome fines seven tourists €450 for bathing in historic fountains

Rome police hand out €450 fines to tourists from Estonia, France, New Zealand, Ukraine and US. Seven foreign tourists were fined €450 each after being caught entering the waters of Rome's historic fo...

Tourist caught flying drone over Spanish Steps

Polish tourist cited for breach of Rome's drone ban. A 34-year-old Polish tourist was detained by Rome police after being caught flying a drone over the city's 17th-century Spanish Steps on 26 June....

Rome's Fiumicino rated best airport in Europe

Fiumicino scoops prestigious award for second consecutive year.Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, better known as Fiumicino, has been rated Europe's best airport with over 25 million passengers, for th...
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