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Hotel Eden wins prestigious Grand Prix award.Rome's five-star Hotel Eden has won the Grand Prix Best Hotel in Europe, as part of the annual Villegiature Awards which recognise top hotels in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middl...
Top floors of Colosseum open for first time in 40 years. The fourth and fifth levels of the Colosseum will be accessible to visitors on guided tours from 4 October, for the first time in 40 years.In addition to the top...
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City relaunches tourist office at Rome's main airport.Rome's tourist information point in Terminal 3 has been reopened with more space and additional staff following refurbishment works.The office, whose official name is...
80 per cent of Italians holidayed in Italy this summer.Rome was the most popular travel destination for European holidaymakers during the summer of 2017, according to online data collected by travel website and tourism s...
American visitor in breach of Rome's strict drone ban. A 37-year-old US tourist was detained by Rome police for flying a drone over the Pantheon on 27 August. The visitor was charged with violating the ban on flying dr...
Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has banned costumed centurions from operating around historic tourist sites in the capital, to ensure "decorum and security." Those caught breaking the new rules, which remain in place until 31...
Police give Rome visitors time to get used to new rules. Rome police say they are issuing warnings to tourists who unwittingly find themselves flouting a new order prohibiting eating, drinking, sitting or swimming in...
American tour guide exposes terrorism risk at Colosseum. A video published by Italian newspaper La Repubblica on 31 May reveals a major flaw in the security system in place at the Colosseum. The flaw involves an in...
Beach-side castle can be visited Tues-Sun all year round. The recently-restored Castello di S. Severa outside Rome is now open to the public all year round, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-19.00. Located on S. Severa...
Botticelle horses to be replaced by electric vehicles. Another attempt is being made to replace Rome's horse-drawn carriages with electric vehicles according to plans revived by the city's environment councillor Pinuc...
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Rome mayor proposes non-stop passageway for tourists at Trevi Fountain. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has proposed channeling tourists through a "non-stop passageway" at the capital's Trevi Fountain, effectively stoppin...
Luxury Rome hotel to reopen its doors following major refurbishment. The luxury Hotel Eden in Rome will reopen on 1 April following a complete refurbishment over the last two years by its owners the Dorchester Collect...
New national park will also include Domus Aurea, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. A new archaeological park, which will include the Colosseum, the Domus Aurea, Palatine Hill and Forum sites, has been announced by the It...
Ciampino airport was closed temporarily for two weeks in October. Rome’s second airport Ciampino reopened on the evening of 29 October, resuming full service from Sunday 30 October, following a two-week closure. Th...
Majority of Ciampino flights will move to Rome's main Fiumicino airport. Rome's second airport Ciampino is scheduled to close for renovation and maintenance works from 14-29 October. During the temporary closure th...
Fines of €450 for tourists caught in Rome's historic fountains. Italian police have handed down heavy fines to several foreign tourists caught frolicking in Rome's fountains in recent days. Two young American visit...
International flights delayed due to burnt fiber-optic cables. Terminal 3 at Rome's Fiumicino airport is experiencing significant delays with passenger check-in since early on Monday 18 July, due to a breakdown in int...
Archeoboat connects Rome to ancient Fiumicino port at weekends until 30 October. A new tourist service called Archeoboat provides boat trips along Rome's Tiber, connecting the city with the ancient Roman harbour near...
20,000 less tourists in Rome for Easter following Brussels attacks. There will be at least 20,000 less tourists in Rome this Easter, compared to last year, according to data provided by the capital's hotel association...
Italian culture minister wants to introduce tickets for Pantheon in Rome. Visitors could soon have to pay a "moderate" charge to visit the Pantheon according to a proposal by Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschin...
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