Rome

  • 1 Prince Harry's surprise visit to the Colosseum
    Throngs of tourists at the Colosseum were left speechless when Prince Harry joined them in visiting Rome's famous landmark on Monday. The fourth in line to the throne made the most of being in Italy...

  • 2 When in Rome: Paul Hollywood teases fans that the Colisseum will be new GBBO venue
    Paul Hollywood has jetted off to the famous capital of Rome for a city break – and he has been keeping his fans au fait with his Italian adventure. The Great British Bake Off judge has shared a...

  • 3 When in Rome: What to do in the Eternal City
    Rome is one of the most romantic and oldest cities in the whole of Europe. In 2012 alone, it was the setting for two fairytale celebrity weddings, those of Cat Deeley to comedian Patrick Kielty and Nick...

  • 4 Pope's paradise: the historic villas where the pontiff will retire to during the conclave
    Scroll down for video When the 117 cardinals enter Vatican City to elect the next pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI will have left the havoc inside the city's walls far behind, opting instead for the shaded...

  • 5 Finding a new Pope: secrets behind the conclave
    Tradition and secrecy will be at their utmost beneath the dazzling ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel next month, when 117 cardinals don their robes and gather to elect a new pope. Pope Benedict...

  • 6 Lux in Arcana: the Vatican secret archives
    From the court records of the trial of Galileo Galilei, to the request for annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon, the Vatican archives house innumerable documentary treasures....

  • 7 The snow show comes to Europe
    The heavy snow across Europe may have provided the kids with outdoor fun and a few unscheduled days off school but the severity of the polar cold snap is especially severe in Poland, Romania and the Ukraine,...

  • 8 An invitation to the Palazzo Farnese
    In the exhibition The Palazzo Farnese: From the Renaissance collections to the French Embassy, a total of 150 works – including paintings, sculptures, drawings, coins and ceramics – tell the...

  • 9 An invitation to the Palazzo Farnese
    In the exhibition The Palazzo Farnese: From the Renaissance collections to the French Embassy, a total of 150 works – including paintings, sculptures, drawings, coins and ceramics – tell the...

  • 10 The most romantic destinations for lovers

    It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as...

  • 11 The most romantic destinations for lovers

    It's that time of year again, when Valentine's Day looms and love is on everyone's lips. Maybe you think February 14th is just another date on the calendar, but there are plenty who will be using it as...

  • 12 Scooting around Rome
    You'll probably be slightly stunned at first by the sheer volume of traffic, but once you've got the hang of it, there you'll be, like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, weaving through the streets of the...

  • 13 Scooting around Rome
    You'll probably be slightly stunned at first by the sheer volume of traffic, but once you've got the hang of it, there you'll be, like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, weaving through the streets of the...

  • 14 Dazzling night skies: When the sun sets, global cities continue to shine
    From London to Moscow, the world's biggest cities are full of bustling activity every day. But when the sun goes down, these metropolitan areas shine with a different light. Though the cherished longer...

  • 15 Dazzling night skies: When the sun sets, global cities continue to shine
    From London to Moscow, the world's biggest cities are full of bustling activity every day. But when the sun goes down, these metropolitan areas shine with a different light. Though the cherished longer...

  • 16 Italy pays tribute to the originality of Caravaggio
    In his lifetime he was one of the most notorious and controversial of artists and when he died he was almost immediately forgotten and destined to remain in oblivion for centuries. Now, though, to mark...

  • 17 Italy pays tribute to the originality of Caravaggio
    In his lifetime he was one of the most notorious and controversial of artists and when he died he was almost immediately forgotten and destined to remain in oblivion for centuries. Now, though, to mark...

  • 18 Discerning shoppers, walk this way
    Take a trip to Milan to visit the monumental Gothic cathedral; admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, stroll around the Vittorio Emanuele galleries...

  • 19 Discerning shoppers, walk this way
    Take a trip to Milan to visit the monumental Gothic cathedral; admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, stroll around the Vittorio Emanuele galleries...



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