The Spanish Steps, Trinità dei Monti, Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and so on: Rome is an open-air treasure best discovered by walking around with curious eyes and an open heart. The Eternal City has much to offer tourists, who come from all over the world every month of the year to explore its history, art, culture and food. Eating cacio e p...

La Dolce Vita, a masterpiece by the great Italian director Federico Fellini, celebrates 60 years as a cult classic of Italian cinema. The movie, which starred Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni, was previewed in Rome on the night between 2 and 3 February 1960 at the Fiamma cinema, which closed in 2017. The film's official premiere was held at th...

Rome has begun a year-long programme of celebrations leading up to its 150th anniversary as the capital city of Italy in 2021. The anniversary commemorates the declaration of Rome as the capital of the nascent Kingdom of Italy on 3 February 1871 after Italian forces led by Garibaldi put an end to papal control of Rome and the Papal States. The open...

Rome has restored the Albertoni Chapel, including the celebrated sculpture of Blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Baroque master Gian Lorenzo Bernini, at the church of S. Francesco a Ripa in the Trastevere district of the capital. The restoration and cleaning of the chapel and Bernini's marble sculpture was carried out over the last six months by the Rom...

Holding the shot put competition in front of the Colosseum was part of Rome’s bid on Friday to host the 2024 European athletics championships. While most of the events would be held in the Stadio Olimpico, race walking would be contested alongside the ancient Baths of Caracalla after starting from the Arch of Constantine, while the half-marathon wo...

Rome's Pantheon attracted more than 9 million visitors in 2019 - an increase of 4 per cent on the year before - according to Italy's culture ministry. The Pantheon, which is open for free, was the most visited site in Italy last year, attracting more tourists than other "superstar" sites, all of which have entry fees. The Colosseum attracted more t...

For one week the great tapestries designed by Raphael will return to the Sistine Chapel as the Vatican celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of the High Renaissance master. The 10 tapestries, which will be hung at eye level along the chapel's wall under Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, will be on display from 17-23 February 2020. Commission...

La Top 30 dei musei e dei parchi archeologici statali del 2019 regala conferme e novità, con il podio stabilmente occupato dal Colosseo, con oltre 7,5 milioni di visitatori, in leggero calo rispetto al 2018, le Gallerie degli Uffizi, con quasi 4,4 milioni di ingressi, e Pompei, con circa 4 milioni di presenze, entrambi i siti in ascesa di circa 200...

Rome is to bestow honorary citizenship on Liliana Segre, the 89-year-old Italian life senator and Holocaust survivor, following a unaminous vote in city hall. The honour, announced a few days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, is expected to be conferred on Segre "as soon as possible" at a ceremony in Rome. A statement sa...

There's no pizza in Rome without supplì. And yet, the king of fried foods in the Italian capital’s culinary tradition is as famous inside the city as it is unknown outside. Excellent as both and appetizer and by itself, the reason that supplì hasn’t received its due credit outside of Rome remains an unsolved mystery. Of course, the explosion on a n...