Tourism in Rome up five per cent in 2013

Numbers of tourists in Rome and Vatican helped by "Pope Francis effect" Tourism in the capital grew by over 5 per cent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to the Bilateral Tourism A...

Smartphone tickets for Colosseum

E-tickets to avoid queuing at Rome's central tourist attraction Tickets for the Colosseum can now be bought outside the monument via smartphones, allowing visitors to skip the often lengthy queues....

Dorchester Collection buys Hotel Eden in Rome

London-based hotel group to run luxury Rome hotel The luxury Hotel Eden in Rome was bought by London's Dorchester Collection on 18 September in a deal worth an estimated €105m. The Dorchest...

St Peter's invaded by illegal street traders

Shopkeepers in the St Peter's area of Rome are complaining of an "invasion" of illegal street vendors in the wake of mayor Ignazio Marino's pledge to tackle the problem around five key zones: the Pant...

Are Roman taxi drivers rude?

Roman taxi drivers have been voted the rudest in the world by a survey of British holidaymakers. The survey, taken by UK company Airport Transfers, was based on responses from 2,162 British holidaymak...

Rome tourists ripped off again

A family of three tourists from eastern Europe were charged €72 for three portions of tiramisù and three cups of cappuccino at a bar on Via Cavour, according to Rome daily newspaper Il M...

Rome suspends Tiber cruises

Tourist cruises along the Tiber have been suspended indefinitely by the management company Roma Barche due to the polluted condition of the capital's river. Tour operator Mauro Pica Villa of Roma B...

British tourists in Rome charged

Four British tourists on holiday in Rome were charged €64 for four ice cream cones at Caffetteria Antica Roma on Via della Vite near the Spanish Steps, according to a report in Italian daily news...

Unusual questions asked of Rome tour guides

Many expats in Rome have their favourite “overheard question” asked of the city’s tour guides. Wanted in Rome asked three Rome-based tour guides to describe the most unusual question...

Moonlit tours of the Colosseum

Guided tours of the Colosseum take place every Thursday and Saturday night from 2 May until 2 November. The "Luna sul Colosseo" tour lasts 75 minutes and begins in the heart of the arena, incorpora...

Credit card ban in the Vatican

The Bank of Italy has blocked all credit and debit card transactions in the Vatican from 1 January 2013 as part of efforts by Italian financial authorities to curb money laundering in the tiny soverei...

Some museums open on Christmas and New Year day

Some state museums in Italy will be open on Christmas Day and New Year Day. In Rome the Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna, Palazzo Venezia and Villa Etrusco di Villa Giulia are the best know...

Free entry to Vatican Museums for World Tourism Day

The Vatican Museums are free to visitors on Thursday 27 September, on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The usual opening hours of 09.00-18.00 apply, with last entry at 16.00.  Promoted by th...

New Italian passport legislation for minors

A new law states that from 26 June 2012 minors under 18 years of age can only travel abroad if they hold an individual passport or an individual identity card recognised by customs officials in the co...

?Bau watchers

With temperatures predicted to soar as high as 44 degrees the weekend of 14 July, those cooling off in the sea at Ostia’s free beaches will be under the watchful eye of a team of rescue dogs....

Tourists caught leaving Rome with illegal souvenirs

There has been an increase in incidents of cobblestones and other Roman artefacts being detected in the luggage of departing tourists at the capital's Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, according to a r...

Rome patron saints day on 29 June

29 June is the feast of Rome’s patron saints Peter and Paul and a public holiday in the capital. Shops and offices are closed for the day, with services running on a holiday schedule. There are...

At least 29 still missing in Costa Concordia shipwreck

Authorities searching for survivors on the Costa Concordia shipwreck off the coast of Giglio, a Tuscan island north of Rome, have revised upwards the number of people missing from between 25 and 29, c...

Six dead in Costa Crociera shipwreck

The British embassy in Rome has confirmed that 23 British passengers and 12 crew members aboard the Costa Concordia that sank off the small island of Giglio on the night of Friday 13 January are safe...
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