Rome is the capital of Italy. It played a major role in European history as the seat of the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilization.
Rome, also known as The Eternal City, has a history going back more than 2,500 years. It is now one of the most-visited cities in the EU. It is home to many international companies, and also an important hub of fashion and design. The Vatican City, an independent country, is located within its boundaries. This is an automatic compilation of DW content about Rome.
The "Sardine" grassroots movement is aimed at shaking up Italian politics. It kicked off last month in the city of Bologna in protest at the right-wing politics of former deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini. The name comes from the idea of attracting large numbers of protestors into public squares, packed in like sardines. Last weekend, the Sardines gathered in Rome. Angelo van Schaik reports.
Families in Italian cities have been opening up their homes to host refugees for about a year and a half. It's an initiative by an organization called Refugees Welcome. Since it started, more than 1,000 families have expressed an interest in taking part. In Rome, Giovanni and Regina decided to invite a refugee into their home. Our reporter Angelo van Schaik had dinner with them to find out more.
It's a drama about the plight of migrants and refugees stranded in Europe. But it's not a new production. The opera Idomeneo was written more than 200 years ago by Mozart and is set in ancient Greece. This year, the opera opened in Rome with a cast of actual refugees and migrants, giving new meaning to the classic. Megan Williams attended the opening and has this report from Rome.
Turkey wants to re-migrate up to two million Syrians to their homeland. But will Syria welcome them back? – Nigel Farage makes a huge U-turn ahead of next month's UK election – Czechs and Slovaks recall the start of the Velvet Revolution that brought Communism to an end – Mozart's opera Idomeneo opens in Rome with a cast of migrants – A Dresden family's search for answers about a lost child
Under the slogan "Orgoglio Italiano," or Italian pride, tens of thousands of people from across Italy descended on Rome for a mass rally of the far-right on October 19. Former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called for this rally to show a united front against Italy's center-left politicians. Does this spell trouble for the ruling government? Angelo van Schaik reports from Rome.
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Italy's new coalition government has ambitious plans to boost economic growth. One goal is to improve the country's basic income, which was introduced in March by the previous coalition. Poor or unemployed people receive pre-paid debit cards which can be used for specific goods, such as groceries, rent and utility bills. But has the new scheme been working? Angelo Van Schaik reports from Rome.
Tourists heading to Rome who are planning to visit the Vatican Museums will have to be patient. There are more tourists than ever — and fewer possibilities to jump the queue. Since the beginning of August, it's become illegal for touts to sell so-called skip-the-line tickets. Our reporter Angelo van Schaik braved the crowds at the Vatican Museums and waited in line with everyone else.
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