Rome

Find the Best Places to Stay in Rome

01 of 10<p>In Rome's historic center you'll find ancient monuments, medieval and Renaissance architecture, museums, lively squares, and restaurants. All …

Italy

LUCAS DI GRASSI ELECTRIFIES ROME

From the world’s largest amphitheater that was built nearly two millenniums ago directly into the future: Formula E with Champion Lucas di Grassi on …

Formula E

Italians Have Perfected the Art of Waiting It Out

Rome this past summer could easily be confused with the capital of an aspiring failed state. A drought exacerbated by crumbling infrastructure led to …

Economy

Florence tourist death: Falling masonry kills Spanish visitor to Basilica di Santa Croce

Italian news agency ANSA says a 52-year-old tourist from Spain has been killed by falling masonry in one of Florence's most famous churches where …

Europe

Formula E reveals Rome circuit layout for 2018 race

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email<p>Formula E has unveiled the track layout for its inaugural race in Rome, which will host …

Formula E

No gladiators vs lions, but cheap seats now open in Rome's Colosseum

ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Colosseum can now see the structure as poor Romans once did - minus the wild animals, gladiators and Christian martyrs.<p>The top floors of the amphitheatre which housed seats for the plebeian class have opened for the first time in 40 years.<p>The newly-renovated …

Italy

Monica Bellucci to Get Virna Lisi Prize in Rome

The Italian actress will be honored by the Cinema Foundation for Rome's Cityfest.<p>Actress Monica Bellucci will be feted with the 2017 Virna Lisi award …

Italy

10 Things to Know Before You Visit Rome, Italy • Ordinary Traveler

1. Book a Tour For the Popular Sites<p>Booking a tour to Colosseum and Vatican will let you cut the line, which can often take over an hour (longer if …

Travel

Happy National Pasta Day!

<b>A former exchange student to Italy, I reminisce about the various pasta-related lessons I learned so many years ago.</b><p>I thought I knew pasta before I …

Sustainability

The Arch of Titus: A Useful Model

I liked Kevin’s post about the Taj Mahal, and it reminded me of a point I wanted to make when all of this iconoclasm was erupting over the summer.<p>I …

U.S. Politics

Just back from: Rome and Naples

Phil in front of Neptune’s Fountain in Navona Square, Rome © Phil Harper<p><i>Phil Harper, PR Manager at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Rome and Naples, Italy.</i><p><b>Tell us more…</b> I’d been to Rome before, nearly ten years ago, but always wanted to return. This year I decided to go back and take …

Europe

8 Places You Can’t Miss on Your Next Trip to Italy

Along with England, Italy is one of the hottest tourist spots in Europe.<p>The country has something for everyone: history, rich culture, famous art, …

Europe

Italy moves to rein in Vivendi's influence over Telecom Italia

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy told Telecom Italia (MI:TLIT) on Monday that it wants to have a say in all its strategic decisions, in the strongest …

Italy

Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno / AZPML + DFN Dario Franchini

<b>Pardo d'Oro</b><br>Our proposal for the future Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno aims to build a physical structure that will constitute the urban identity of …

Was the fall of Rome a biological phenomenon?

Bill Gates is worried. The tech entrepreneur and philanthropist has been using his megaphone to warn us of the catastrophic risk posed by infectious diseases. In the Western world, where mortality from lethal germs has mostly receded into the background, the burden of infectious disease can seem …

History

Historic Food Markets in Florence: Mercato Centrale & Sant’Ambrogio Market

As my regular readers know, I love traveling to historical spots that allow me to sample good food. Eat to live or live to eat? I’m definitely in the …

Europe

Italy Divide 2018

The Italy Divide follows fast rolling gravel roads and technical mountain bike trails crossing Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Mantova and everything …

Italy

Villa of Tiberius

The Roman Emperor's lost summer home and grotto full of enormous sculptures sit along the Italian seashore.<p>Fascinating ruins and a huge grotto peer …

Culture

The Sistine Chapel Goes Full Cirque Du Soleil

Music by Sting. Smoke effects. Male acrobats. If artainment (marriage of art and entertainment) makes you cringe, you aren’t alone. But a new Vatican show might change your mind.<p>ROME—You may not recognize the name Marco Balich, but you are sure to have seen his spectacular light work at Olympic …

Italy

Sistine Chapel aims for new heights with Olympics-style show

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Sistine Chapel might be coming to a theater near you.<p>The Vatican Museums have collaborated with Sting and producers of Olympic ceremonies to create a surround-sound, live show telling the tale of Michelangelo and his frescoed masterpiece.<p>The 9 million euro ($10.6 million) …

Italy

Where’s the pride?

There are few sadder places than Melbourne’s Flinders Street station. Yes, it has an iconic frontage, but the reality is an institution that reflects …

Australian News

Rome stumps up more Alitalia cash, extends sale deadline

ROME (AFP) -<p>Struggling Italian carrier Alitalia received a boost Friday when Rome said it would add 300 million euros ($355 million) to a bridge loan package and extend its deadline for finding a buyer.<p>"The deadline for the procedure of ceding assets belonging to Alitalia and other societies of the …

Airlines

Canonizations in Rome – October, 2017

In Rome, in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis will canonize the following:• Blessed Angelo da Acri, Italian Capuchin priest (1669-1739);<br>• Blessed …

Catholicism

Battle of Telamon

Ever since the 4th century BCE, the Gallic tribes of northern Italy clashed with the expanding Roman Republic. In 225 BCE, the Boii forged alliances …

Ancient History

Italy’s 14 best pizzerias

You'd want to make a pie chart with this<p>Like <b>gelato</b>, not all pizza in Italy is made equal. And while there are endless opportunities to eat well in …

Italy

Who’s Who In The ‘Suburra: Blood on Rome’ Cast

<i>Suburra: Blood on Rome</i> is full of twists, turns, and <i>tons</i> of drama, and with so many storylines and characters involved, it can be hard to keep track …

Entertainment

Italian woman granted sick pay to look after her unwell dog

Italy has further cemented its reputation as a pet-loving country after a woman was given paid sick leave to look after her unwell dog.<p>The woman, a Rome academic, won her case after being supported by a large animal rights organisation, the Italian Anti-Vivisection League (LAV).<p>The LAV is one of …

Animal Rights

Now Open: An Osteria and Pizzeria Specialising in Roman Cuisine

There’s a famous Roman pasta dish called <i>cacio e pepe</i>. It’s just Pecorino Romano, black pepper and sometimes butter – a simple, easy delight. That’s …

The ancient condiment that came back from the dead

It was once thought that the ancient Roman fish sauce garum was lost to history – but today, chefs and archaeologists are bringing it back to modern menus.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the</b> …

Travel

Visiting Jerash in Jordan was a big pleasant surprise

Lovely people, stunning scenery and good infrastructure made the trip a big surprise.One of the biggest surprises was Jerash which is one of the best …

Italy