March 11, 2013 On Tuesday, 115 "cardinal electors" will be locked inside the Vatican to begin the secretive process of selecting the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. It's one of the more spectacular and intriguing theatrical dramas on the planet.
December 24, 2012 The Italian city isn't big on Christmas glitz and glamor. Instead, Rome saves its holiday shine for the dinner table. The Christmas day meal might start with lasagna before moving on to turkey or guinea hen. And it wouldn't be complete without plenty of sweets.
January 27, 2011 The House of the Vestal Virgins is now open for inspection by tourists visiting the Roman Forum, where once it could only be observed from afar.
December 29, 2010 Other embassies in Rome have been sent package bombs in recent days. Anarchists have claimed responsibility. So far, two people have been seriously injured.