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Romantic Rome in 48 Hours

<b>We know that for many travellers a romantic city-break is "short and sweet"...often arriving on Day One and departing on Day Four, leaving only two 2</b> …

Italy

Construction on Rome’s Newest Subway Line Is Revealing a Trove of Ancient Treasures

Construction on Rome’s newest metro route, the C line, chugs away. Today, 22 stations are open, a relief for both the overcrowded city’s residents …

Archaeology

Experience the Opening Games at the Colosseum Just Like the Ancient Romans Did

In case you needed another reason to book a trip to Rome, we just found one: you can now experience the Opening Games at the Colosseum just like the …

Ancient Rome

The fight to save Ancient Rome's 'most important monument'

After centuries of neglect, the third-century walls that were built to protect Ancient Rome are at risk of being lost forever.<p>Barely two-thirds of …

'Archaeological enigma' accidentally uncovered in Rome during routine works

The find was made at Ponte Milvio, a bridge along the River Tiber in the northern part of the city. And it came about completely by chance while …

Archaeology

Italy could do much better to boost tourism

A man dressed as an ancient Roman centurion walks by the Colosseum in Rome on April 15, 2015. Photos: VCG<p>Men dress up in ancient garb for the 2,768th …

Italy

Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

All roads may lead to Rome, but once you get there, good luck taking the subway. The sprawling metropolis is expanding its mass transit system — a sluggish process made even slower as workers keep running into buried ancient ruins.<p>"I found some gold rings. I found glasswork laminated in gold …

Archaeology

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Picturesque Roads in North Lazio

OK, so you’ve decided to ‘self-drive’ and go exploring further out of Rome into the wilderness of the unspoiled Lazio countryside….but, which are the …

Rome’s Largest Catacombs with Newly Uncovered Frescoes Will Open to the Public

This month, Rome's largest catacombs will open to the public after an in-depth, years-long restoration project. For the first time in centuries, visitors will be able to descend into the underground cemetery to see a recently rediscovered collection of ancient frescoes.<p>Located in subterranean …

Archaeology

Paninis Are Pa-nonos: Mayor Of Florence Takes Aim At Tourist Picnicking

Florence has taken aim at picnicking tourists. The problem: visitors who choose to dine on the steps of the Italian city's historic churches.<p>Earlier this week, just before lunchtime, the city began hosing down the front steps of a basilica where sightseers like to sit and eat. Mayor Dario …

Italy criticizes US for withdrawal from Paris climate pact

<i>Max Civili <br>Press TV, Rome</i><p>Italy has joined other countries reaffirming their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement, after US President …

Italy reopening embassy in Libya two years after closure

ROME (Reuters) - Italy is sending its ambassador back to Libya, its foreign ministry said on Monday, making it the first Western diplomatic mission to reopen in the divided country.<p>An exterior view of the Italian embassy in Tripoli February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Hani Amara<p>Italy closed its embassy in …

Africa

Mass deportations planned as Italy named 'frontline' of Europe's refugee crisis

Italy the most attractive route into the EU according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.<p>Italy is to take a tougher stance on …

Thousands of Kids are Stranded at Rome Airport—or Disappearing

More than 11,500 unaccompanied minors have arrived at Rome’s main airport with nobody to pick them up. Some are adopted by the local community, many …

An Italian doctor explains “Syndrome K,” the fake disease he invented to save Jews from the Nazis

In the fall of 1943, German soldiers in Italy began rounding up Italian Jews and deporting them—10,000 people were sent to concentration camps during the nearly two-year Nazi occupation. Most never returned. But in Rome, a group of doctors saved at least 20 Jews from a similar fate, by diagnosing …

Yad Vashem

Rome shows off cleaned up Colosseum

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C) speaks during a news conference about the latest stage of restoration of the Colosseum by luxury goods firm …

George and Amal Clooney Meet the Pope During Romantic Trip to Rome

Welcome to Vatican City! <b>George</b> and <b>Amal Clooney</b> met <b>Pope Francis</b> during a trip to Rome on Sunday, May 29.<p>The <i>Descendants</i> actor, 55, is collaborating …

Excavation for Rome metro uncovers Roman barracks

Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome has unearthed a huge Roman barracks from the 2nd Century AD when Emperor Hadrian was in power.<p>The find is so impressive that Italy plans to create Rome's first "archaeological station" at Amba Aradam, on the city's third metro line.<p>The new station is …

Archaeology

Rome metro line runs into Roman barracks and burial ground

ROME (AP) — Work to upgrade Rome's public transport has again run up against an ancient problem: archaeological ruins.<p>Culture ministry officials on …

Archaeology

Scandal-plagued Rome is becoming a 'do it yourself' city

ROME (AP) — Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome's residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber's banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones …

Europe's 20 best countries – according to you

19. Czech Republic (+1)<p>Poland (+4)<p>The UK (new entry)<p>16. Hungary (-1)

'Sistine chapel of early Middle Ages' reopens in Rome after 30 years

Sixth century Basilica di Santa Maria Antiqua, which houses rare collection of early Christian art, has undergone extensive restoration<p>A sixth-century church with a rare collection of early Christian art is reopening to the public in Rome after a restoration that took more than 30 years.<p>Nestling at …

Inside Rome’s Ghost Stadium

Rome’s unfinished grand swimming stadium was neither a victim of hubris or bad construction—but rather simple economics. It may even have a chance of …

Trumpism: America’s Berlusconi Moment

Trump envisioned and created today’s city of white boxes for rootless new money types, who dominate the city even as they leave little mark here.<p>An …

These Fluffy, Fried Italian Cream Puffs Only Come Once a Year

You'll only find <i>bignè di San Giuseppe</i>—pillowy-soft clouds of choux pastry, deep-fried and filled with pastry cream—at one moment in the year in Rome: They fill the glass cases of Roman pastry shops for <b>March 19, which is the Festa del Papà</b>, or Italian Father's Day.<p>The holiday is deeply connected to …

Italy to crack down on slackers with new bill against ‘work time violations’

The Italian government is set to pass a bill against work time violations in the public sector after it was revealed that employees tend to check-in …