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A view of an art installation by French artist Olivier Grossetete titled "The Farnese Bridge", showing a Michelangelo-inspired cardboard bridge floating above the Tiber river, suspended by three balloons, in Rome, Italy. (REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

French artist installs Michelangelo-inspired bridge above Rome's Tiber river

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:12 PM IST
French artist Olivier Grossetete installed Michelangelo-inspired cardboard bridge titled "The Farnese Bridge" above Tiber river in Rome, Italy.
Kim Kardashian in mini vinyl dress has her Dolce Vita moment at Trevi Fountain(Instagram/@kimkardashian)
Kim Kardashian in mini vinyl dress has her Dolce Vita moment at Trevi Fountain(Instagram/@kimkardashian)

Kim Kardashian in mini vinyl dress has her Dolce Vita moment at Trevi Fountain

By Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • Kim Kardashian enjoys her Dolce Vita moment at the Trevi Fountain in a mini vintage vinyl dress from Dolce & Gabbana. She looked nothing short of flawless in the ensemble.
Kim Kardashian pairs white bralette with mini skirt for a night out in Rome(Instagram/@kimkardashian)
Kim Kardashian pairs white bralette with mini skirt for a night out in Rome(Instagram/@kimkardashian)

Kim Kardashian pairs white bralette with mini skirt for a night out in Rome

By Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 12:56 PM IST
  • While enjoying a night out in Rome, Kim Kardashian posed on the Spanish Steps wearing a white one-shoulder bralette and leather mini skirt. The reality TV star looked beyond sexy in the ensemble.
After 2-and-1/2 years of work to shore up the Colosseum’s underground passages, tourists will be able to go down and wander through part of what what had been the ancient arena’s “backstage.” ((AP Photo/Andrew Medichini))
After 2-and-1/2 years of work to shore up the Colosseum’s underground passages, tourists will be able to go down and wander through part of what what had been the ancient arena’s “backstage.” ((AP Photo/Andrew Medichini))

Tourists can now go underground to see Colosseum’s underground passages

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Colosseum tourists will now be able to stroll down a walkway 160 meters (530 feet) long to view some of what were originally 15 corridors that circled the underground levels.
The moon is partially seen in the sky as lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy,(AP)
The moon is partially seen in the sky as lava flows from the Mt Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, southern Italy,(AP)

Mt Etna's latest ‘spectacular’ eruptions leave even the volcanologists in awe

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:22 AM IST
For over a week, Mt Etna has been belching lava, ash and volcanic rocks on a regular basis.
A general view of the mausoleum of Rome's emperor Augustus.(REUTERS)
A general view of the mausoleum of Rome's emperor Augustus.(REUTERS)

Mausoleum of Rome’s first emperor Augustus restored, set to reopen. See pics

Rome | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The mausoleum is the largest circular tomb in the world and was constructed in 28 BC near the banks of the river Tiber.
Italy reported 846 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, taking the official total to 65,857, the fifth highest in the world.(AP)
Italy reported 846 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, taking the official total to 65,857, the fifth highest in the world.(AP)

‘Lock down,’ says Italy adviser, as deaths head for wartime levels

Rome | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Ricciardi, the adviser to Health Minister Roberto Speranza, said the government, which is considering tightening restrictions over the Christmas and New Year holidays, should lock down the main cities completely.
Spaghetti al Pomodoro s the recipe that you can always find everywhere – at the best restaurants and in every single household - across Italy(Shutterstock)
Spaghetti al Pomodoro s the recipe that you can always find everywhere – at the best restaurants and in every single household - across Italy(Shutterstock)

Spaghetti al Pomodoro, anyone?

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:15 AM IST
What can be better than celebrating the World Week of Italian Cuisine in Indian than a a cook-off?
Pope appoints first African American cardinal(Twitter/ameer_shirolkar)
Pope appoints first African American cardinal(Twitter/ameer_shirolkar)

Pope Francis appoints first African-American cardinal to make the Roman Catholic Church more inclusive

Vatican City | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 08:51 AM IST
To make the Roman Catholic Church more inclusive, transparent and more focused on defending the most vulnerable members of society after his death, Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday including the first African-American
Rome airport poised to try ‘Covid tested’ flights from US(Twitter/stevekrohn)
Rome airport poised to try ‘Covid tested’ flights from US(Twitter/stevekrohn)

Rome to not quarantine passengers coming from New York, Newark or Atlanta airports as Italy tries ‘Covid tested’ flights

Rome | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Italy to soon approve an experiment of ‘Covid tested’ flights of Alitalia and Delta Air Lines from three US airports - New York, Newark and Atlanta so that passengers wouldn’t have to quarantine if they test negative for the coronavirus within 48 hours of departure and also upon arrival in Rome
Photo of Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia(Twitter)
Photo of Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia(Twitter)

Virus-hit Italy hosts Poland without coach and star forward

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Poland tops Group 1 in League A. It is a point above Italy and two above the Netherlands. Italy plays in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, while Poland hosts the Netherlands.
Pope Francis puts on his face mask as he attends an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome.(AP)
Pope Francis puts on his face mask as he attends an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome.(AP)

‘We’re working on it:’ Pope’s Covid-19 advisers and the mask

Rome | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:49 PM IST
Francis has courted some criticism for declining to wear a mask when indoors, even though Vatican regulations call for masks indoors and out when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
The WHO has warned that some countries are on a “dangerous track”, with too many witnessing an exponential increase in cases, and called on governments to take further action to curb the spread of the disease.(REUTERS)
The WHO has warned that some countries are on a “dangerous track”, with too many witnessing an exponential increase in cases, and called on governments to take further action to curb the spread of the disease.(REUTERS)

After 3 days of record Covid-19 cases, Spain declares virus emergency

Madrid | By Agencies, Madrid
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Dozens of far-right protesters in Rome clashed with riot police overnight during a demonstration against a curfew, setting off fireworks, burning bins and throwing projectiles.
Busts of Roman emperors, intricate sarcophagi and an ancient Greek relief carved 2,500 years ago are just some of the 92 pieces on display in the city’s Palazzo Caffarelli.(Reuters)
Busts of Roman emperors, intricate sarcophagi and an ancient Greek relief carved 2,500 years ago are just some of the 92 pieces on display in the city’s Palazzo Caffarelli.(Reuters)

Ancient statues emerge from the shadows in blockbuster Rome show

Rome | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 08:39 PM IST
After decades locked away in a basement, some of the finest sculptures from antiquity have been pulled from the gloom and returned to public view in Rome.
Several Italian regions including Lazio, around the capital Rome, had already made face masks mandatory.(REUTERS)
Several Italian regions including Lazio, around the capital Rome, had already made face masks mandatory.(REUTERS)

Italy makes face masks mandatory as coronavirus cases surge

Rome | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The decree was approved at a cabinet meeting after a steady increase in cases over the last two months. It will probably be effective from Thursday, a government source said.
The study used secondary data from different sources to project at least 15% increase in the cycling trips from pre-Covid months.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
The study used secondary data from different sources to project at least 15% increase in the cycling trips from pre-Covid months.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Better infra may boost cycle use post-Covid, projects study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 02:27 AM IST
Cities such as Berlin, Milan, London, Rome and Paris have created pop-up bike lanes during the pandemic, either by painting the lane or by placing bollards along the length of the roads to encourage people to use bicycles.
Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his semi final match against Norway's Casper Ruud Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(Pool via REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - September 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his semi final match against Norway's Casper Ruud Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill(Pool via REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic battles past Ruud to reach Italian Open final

ROME | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Defending Rome champion Nadal crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals on Saturday after a straight-sets defeat by Diego Schwartzman.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at the Villa Madama, in Rome.(AFP)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at the Villa Madama, in Rome.(AFP)

In first foreign trip since pandemic, China’s foreign minister visits Italy

Rome | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Rome is the first stop of Wang’s five-nation European tour, which includes France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. It is Wang’s first foreign trip since the coronavirus outbreak in China that turned into a global pandemic.
Tarun Wadhwa’s 3rd Stanza has been selected for Indian Film Festival Stuttgart 2020.
Tarun Wadhwa’s 3rd Stanza has been selected for Indian Film Festival Stuttgart 2020.

The tall success of a short film

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:11 AM IST
3rd Stanza is an ode to modern-day relationships and has garnered international success.
Many European countries, starting May, have eased their lockdown restrictions in phases(AFP)
Many European countries, starting May, have eased their lockdown restrictions in phases(AFP)

Life after lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Mathur| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The pandemic is still affecting some regions of Europe.
Napoli fans celebrate after winning the Coppa Italia in Naples.(REUTERS)
Napoli fans celebrate after winning the Coppa Italia in Naples.(REUTERS)

‘Reckless’: Health officials unhappy as thousands of Napoli fans swarm the street after win over Juventus

Rome | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 06:43 PM IST
World Health Organization assistant director general Ranieri Guerra said the scenes reminded him of Atalanta’s Champions League game with Valencia in February. That match, which has been labeled “Game Zero” by local media.
Falerii Novi was founded in 241 BC during the time of the Roman Republic and was inhabited until around 700 AD in the early Middle Ages. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Falerii Novi was founded in 241 BC during the time of the Roman Republic and was inhabited until around 700 AD in the early Middle Ages. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Ground-penetrating radar reveals splendour of ancient Roman city, Falerii Novi

Rome | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:13 PM IST
In a glimpse into the future of archaeology, researchers have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire ancient Roman city, detecting remarkable details of buildings still deep underground including a temple and a unique public monument.
Across town, Rome’s other big attraction — the Colosseum — also opened its ancient doors, but it appeared there were more television crews than tourists on hand.(Unsplash)
Across town, Rome’s other big attraction — the Colosseum — also opened its ancient doors, but it appeared there were more television crews than tourists on hand.(Unsplash)

Visitors tour Rome’s newly reopened landmarks

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 05:31 PM IST
A long line of masked visitors is snaking outside the Vatican Museums as one of Italy’s biggest tourist draws reopens after a three-month coronavirus shutdown.
The Gateway of India during the national lockdown(ANI)
The Gateway of India during the national lockdown(ANI)

How laughter got me through the lockdown

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 06:56 AM IST
First, there’s what we called “lockdown lingo”. “Covidiot” might have been obvious but “coronials”, mimicking millennials, was clever.
Rome’s coronavirus-hit Raphael exhibition to reopen in June; date extended.(@chaquejour1oeuvre)
Rome’s coronavirus-hit Raphael exhibition to reopen in June; date extended.(@chaquejour1oeuvre)

Rome’s coronavirus-hit Raphael exhibition to reopen in June; date extended

Rome | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:02 PM IST
An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael will reopen on June 2 in Rome and its run extended until Aug.30, after it fell foul of the COVID-19 lockdown.
In today’s world, people have played all sorts of pranks on this day.(Unsplash)
In today’s world, people have played all sorts of pranks on this day.(Unsplash)

April Fools’ Day 2020: History and significance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 09:01 AM IST
The origins of April Fools’ Day remain a mystery for many of us. According to some historians, it is believed that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar.
People take part in a flashmob from a balcony over Turin's Isonzo street, as the Italian government continues restrictive movement.(REUTERS)
People take part in a flashmob from a balcony over Turin's Isonzo street, as the Italian government continues restrictive movement.(REUTERS)

Amid coronavirus lockdown Italians clap for doctors from balconies

Rome | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Italians took to their balconies and windows at midday to applaud the efforts of medics against the virus.
The whole of Italy remains under lockdown in an unprecedented clampdown aimed at beating the coronavirus.(REUTERS)
The whole of Italy remains under lockdown in an unprecedented clampdown aimed at beating the coronavirus.(REUTERS)

Italy announces 25 billion euros package to fight coronavirus

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Italy unveiled a 7.5-billion-euro emergency response package last Thursday that officials later said would likely have to be increased to match the rapid rise in infections and deaths induced by the novel coronavirus.
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