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Rome’s New Rules: No Sitting on the Monuments (and No Wading Either)

Maiken Offerdal of Norway and her teenage sons were just sitting down on Rome’s famed Spanish…

Hunting for the Real Pasta all’Amatriciana

Friends in Rome had warned me: no one should eat pasta all’amatriciana nonstop for a week.…

U.S. Student Said to Confess to Killing Italian Policeman

ROME — A 19-year-old American student has confessed to killing a policeman in central Rome, in…

Pride of a Different Sort: Disabled Italians Parade in Rome

ROME — Italians from around the country paraded through Rome’s ruins and its most prominent shopping…

Search for Emanuela Orlandi, Missing for Three Decades, Leads to Vatican Cemetery

ROME — The disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican City employee, who…

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Director With Taste for Excess, Dies at 96

Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director renowned for his extravagantly romantic opera productions, popular film versions of…

Restoration of Holy Stairs Lets Visitors to Rome Follow in Pilgrims’ Knees

ROME — Paolo Violini climbed the steps on his knees. “See, it’s not difficult,” Mr. Violini,…

Investigators Recover Jewels Taken From Rome’s Etruscan Museum

The theft of precious ornaments from the Castellani jewelry collection at the National Etruscan Museum of…

In Center of Catholicism, New Mormon Temple Invites Curious Romans for a Look

ROME — Home to the Vatican, the pope and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome is unchallenged in…