Francesco Lepore likes to challenge the status quo. He now writes a general-interest column in Latin, with the latest on “Ioannes Biden” and “Vladimirum Putin.”
One of the leading figures of Italian Futurism, Giacomo Balla turned his home into proof of his idea that art should live in all things.
In a city with no shortage of pizza — or self-appointed food critics — an entrepreneur is betting on diners with a sense of adventure.
Her 1,000th career singles match, against Nadia Podoroska at the Italian Open, was a frustrating reminder of what is left to accomplish, and how hard it will be.
Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.
The two men were in their teens in July 2019 when an early-morning scuffle with two plainclothes police officers in Rome turned deadly.
The winning design for a new floor for the Roman landmark, planned to be ready for 2023, will cover the exposed subterranean chambers and reconnect “the thread of time.”
When Lisa Maksym tested positive for the coronavirus, she was forced to stop cancer treatments, threatening a long-planned return to Rome. Her sister hatched a plan.
The chief restorer of the Vatican Museums, he led the cleaning of the Sistine Chapel, a 14-year effort that revealed a new vision of Michelangelo’s complex work.
While motorists in Rome are known for their chaotic driving, the return of police officers directing traffic at the intersection was greeted by many as a sign of normality at a difficult time.
Marie-Louise Sciò bounces among her family’s three hotels — including the legendary Il Pellicano in Tuscany — but her own flat is a different sort of retreat.
Distancing measures have forced shelters to limit capacity, leaving many homeless people vulnerable to harsh weather and other hardships.
Two San Francisco men, she said, instigated a “violent, deadly, disproportionate attack” in a confrontation with plainclothes military police officers.
Pompeii may symbolize catastrophe, but its aftermath provides a blueprint for rebuilding.
Finnegan Elder, of San Francisco, told a Rome court that the officer did not identify himself and that he “panicked” and believed the officer would kill him.
Federico Moccia, the Italian writer likened to Nicholas Sparks and John Green, is releasing his Rome Novels in English for the first time.
The era of the Antonine Plague offers a reminder of what a powerful force nature has been throughout human history.
The country is no stranger to political chaos. But it now faces the unsettling prospect of going rudderless during the coronavirus crisis.
Relics from the favorite hideaway of ancient Rome’s most infamous tyrant have been recovered and put on display by archaeologists.
Saying he will be vaccinated himself next week, Francis described the refusal to get the vaccine as suicidal.
The Vatican’s Nativity scene this year has prompted much criticism — and some head-scratching.
The tagger known as Geco is not as famous as the British provocateur, but he has made a name for himself in Italy.
Beloved in Italy, he was best known as the star of a TV series playing a small-town police chief. He also had a long film career and a popular one-man stage show.
A Mexican broadcast company says Francis made the comments to its correspondent more than a year ago, and sources close to the company say the Vatican then edited them out.
The euthanizing of a boar and her six piglets on a playground near the Vatican has aroused fury in Rome, a city that has long complained about the often aggressive animals.
In a cryptic statement, the Vatican did not explain the reason for Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu’s departure. News reports had connected him to a financial scandal.
In Italy and beyond, the plan was to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist’s death with great fanfare. Then came the pandemic, and the virtual world stepped in.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
New translations of the “Aeneid,” “Beowulf” and other ancient stories challenge some of our modern-day ideas.
Six travel workers from Alaska to the Maldives talk about returning to the job. They are in a new world, with restrictions and health measures, uncertainty and new procedures.
A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.
Scientists have linked historical political instability to a number of volcanic events, the latest involving an eruption in the Aleutian Islands.
A prosecutor in Italy, he dismantled multinational trafficking rings, recovering tens of thousands of Greco-Roman artifacts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Protests were staged across the country to raise awareness about a profession that faces months of hardship amid the slow emergence from the coronavirus lockdown.
One of Italy’s famed family-owned circuses has been sitting out the coronavirus pandemic in a field outside Rome.
Travel restrictions have turned 11 overtouristed destinations into quiet, almost unrecognizable places, even for those who live there. It’s a bittersweet experience for the people we talked to.
As Italians move toward a less stringent regimen to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus, they can take pride in an unusual collective effort.
The city’s turbulent history has forged an irreverent, anti-authoritarian and, in some ways, cynical character. Can that survive the coronavirus?
The coronavirus pandemic has upended Easter events, not just in the heart of the Roman Catholic Church but all over the world.
The restrictions affect Milan and the regions that serve as Italy’s economic engine, and are the most sweeping measures outside China.
Most Italians are unfamiliar with epidemics, so we struggle, confused, to react. Avoiding each other is hard. But we must. At least for one more week.