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Athlete's Tomb found outside Rome

Athlete’s Tomb found outside Rome

‘Athlete’s Tomb’ found outside Rome 4 people buried with accoutrements An “exceptional” tomb dubbed The Athlete’s Tomb, found in exactly the same condition it was left 2,000 years ago, has been discovered outside Rome in the Case Rosse area...

Pompeii’s last fugitive ‘treasure trove’

Pompeii’s last fugitive ‘treasure trove’    Archaeologists on Friday said they had found what they called the “treasure trove” of Pompeii’s ‘last fugitive’, whose skeleton was discovered earlier this week with its head knocked...
Brunelleschi Castelfiorito

Brunelleschi castle on sale

Brunelleschi castle on sale Three popes stayed at the palace near Florence The castle of Oliveto in Castelfiorentino, near Florence, which was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, according to expert Massimo Ricci, is on sale, the Lionard Luxury real estate agency has announced. The...
A Pompeii street uncovered

A Pompeii street uncovered: Archaeologists reveal unique ‘alley of balconies’ so well preserved they still contain vases residents used to store their wine

A Pompeii street uncovered: Archaeologists reveal unique ‘alley of balconies’ so well preserved they still contain vases residents used to store their wine Street with intact balconies was buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD Some of the balconies even had...
Gladiator with live orchestra at Rome's Circus Maximus

Gladiator with live orchestra at Rome’s Circus Maximus

Gladiator with live orchestra at Rome’s Circus Maximus Outdoor screening of Gladiator with orchestra in Rome on 8-9 June. Rome is to screen the movie Gladiator, whose soundtrack will be played by a live orchestra, at the Circus Maximus on 8 and 9 June. Ridley Scott’s...
May 2018 events in Rome

May 2018 events in Rome

May 2018 events in Rome Day-by-day guide to the best events and things to do in Rome throughout the month of May. 12 May. Travel to Castel Giuliano near Bracciano for this year’s Festa delle Rose flower show. Open House Roma opens the doors to Rome’s most intriguing...
TURNER ROME

TURNER

TURNER Works from Tate Curated by David Blayney Brown On show for the first time in Rome, a collection of exclusive works by the British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner, from 22 March to 26 August 2018 at the Chiostro del Bramante. A unique collection, illustrating the...
New Pompeii hidden beneath Rome's Colle Oppio

New Pompeii hidden beneath Rome’s Colle Oppio

New Pompeii hidden beneath Rome’s Colle Oppio Major funds would be required to excavate the Oppio hill in Rome. A “new Pompeii” could lie hidden deep beneath Rome’s Colle Oppio however it would take “several millions” of euro to excavate it,...
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Canaletto 1697-1768

Canaletto 1697-1768 Muesum of Rome: New exhibition space on the first floor The exhibition “Canaletto 1697-1768” wants to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of the great Venetian painter presenting the largest group of his works ever exhibited in Italy, 68...

Rome celebrates 2,771st birthday on 21 April 2018

Rome celebrates 2,771st birthday on 21 April 2018 Historical groups evoke ancient Roman traditions with Natale di Roma. The capital celebrates its 2,771st birthday on Saturday 21 April, with events also taking place on the days either side of the anniversary. Known as Natale di...

Contemporary art stars in new shows

Contemporary art stars in new shows Botero show closes in Verona after two-month extension Contemporary art is highlighted across Italy in the weekend’s exhibition openings, with shows including photography, installations and paintings that touch on topics including...

Special Offer for the champions League match Rome vs Liverpool

Special Offer for the champions League match Rome vs Liverpool May 2nd Olimpic stadium in Rome list of services include in the offer: transfer from airport to stadium and back to airport transfer from airport to the city center transfer hotel city center to stadium tour highlight...

Big shot in Rome: An important portrayed was stolen in St. Mary in Navicella Church

Big shot in Rome: An important portrayed was stolen in St. Mary in Navicella Church This morning was stolen a precious painting in St. Mary in Navicella Church also known as “Chiesa Nuova”. The theft has happened in Rome city center near the council president. Thieves stolen a...
Show season opens in Venice with Hirst

Show season opens in Venice with Hirst

Show season opens in Venice with Hirst Oehlen at Palazzo Grassi   An exhibit focusing on the power of an artist’s self-representation from the 1970s until today is opening on April 8 in Venice as part of exhibitions this year organized by the Pinault Foundation in the...
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Guercino, Watson star in new art shows

Guercino, Watson star in new art shows Last chance to see Van Gogh retrospective in Vicenza   This weekend’s notable art shows include Guercino frescoes and illuminated manuscripts in Piacenza, a photo exhibition with works by the Scottish celebrity and fashion...