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...

As you quietly sip a coffee in Piazza Navona, a pinch of zest is added by the thought of being seated in what once would have been the path of professional athletes hurtling naked round Domitian’s Stadium. As well as the shape of the piazza, the link is there in the name. Evoking Greek athletic contests of ancient times, the mediaeval “Piazza d’Ago...

Rome is nicknamed “The Eternal City” and nowadays it could also be referring to the lines you’ll wait in. The city (along with Naples) is better organized than ever for the huge crowds that descend on it each year — but only for those who equip themselves with good information and use it. These tips may be wonky, but for smart travelers in 2020, th...

American media services provider Netflix is to open a base in Rome within the next year, it has been confirmed. The news comes several months after the founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings, announced that the media giant was planning to open a base in Italy. The new Netflix base in Rome, whose location has not been released yet, will employ up to 30 p...

2019 was another record year for passenger numbers at Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which between them welcomed 49.4 million passengers - up from 48.8 million in 2018 - according to Aeroporti di Roma (AdR). The news was particularly positive for Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport, which registered 43.5 m...

Glitz. Glamour. Bling. No matter the era, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are fascinating to those of us with a voyeuristic streak. During the Renaissance, Italy was rife with opulent homes filled with priceless art collections and owners who wanted to show them off. After the Middle Ages came an economic boom and a new reverence for classica...

Art had a cultural currency beyond monetary value during the Renaissance. Representing the tastes, desires and, often, whims of the elite, paintings and sculptures served as manifestations of power. Those who controlled the finest works of art would go down in cultural history. For this reason, Scipione Borghese became one of the most ruthless and...

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact both from a physical and psychological point of view. Receiving a breast cancer diagnos...

Rome's Palazzo Poli contains a secret walkway, leading to a viewing area at the summit of the Trevi Fountain, which could soon be open to visits by the public. This is according to ambititious plans announced by the National Institute for Graphics which is housed in the noble palace behind the Trevi Fountain, as reported by Rome daily newspaper Il...