ROME, VATICAN MUSEUMS

 

The Istituto Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani has published a monumental new work covering the entire art and antiquities collection of the Vatican Museums.

01 Feb 2011 More

NEMI: CALIGULA STATUE SAVED FROM THIEVES

 

A hitherto unknown statue of the Roman Emperor Caligula, concealed on a lorry and destined to be sold illegally abroad, was recovered recently by Italian carabiniere at Lake Nemi near Rome.

29 Jan 2011 More

FAI POLL ON MONUMENTS TO SAVE

 

The annual poll held by the Italian Fund for the Environment (FAI) regarding neglected, and often little known, Italian monuments that required urgent protection drew more than 500,000 replies from Italian and foreign citizens who have Italian heritage at heart.

07 Jan 2011 More


Leading Italian shoe manufacturer TOD’S has signed an agreement with the Department of Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia Antica to sponsor much-needed restoration work on Rome’s most celebrated monument, the Colosseum. The sum involved is quoted as €25m. to be met by a non-profit Foundation “Friends of the Colosseum”, created by Diego Della Valle, head of TOD’S Spa.
Work on the first phase of the restoration is programmed to start in March 2011. The Colosseum will remain open to the public while work is being carried out.  

26 Jan 2011

ROME: MACRO MAKES AN IMPACT

MACRO,  Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is staging a highly successful show of controversial works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection in its new venue inside the converted premises of the former city slaughter house in the Testaccio district.

23 Jan 2011 More

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