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British Tourists Charged $84 for Four Ice Cream Cones in Rome

British Tourists Charged $84 for Four Ice Cream Cones in Rome

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) — We all scream for ice cream, but one would hope that’s not because of the price.
An ice cream parlor near the Spanish Steps in Rome ignited the wrath of the world this week after it charged four British tourists a …

Rome Adjusts to Life Without a Pope as Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

Rome Adjusts to Life Without a Pope as Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Around Rome Friday, there were subtle signs of the profound change taking place here.One day after Pope Benedict’s historic resignation as head of the Catholic Church, the Vatican released footage of the pap…

Cardinal Roger Mahony Tweets, But Not About Deposition

Cardinal Roger Mahony Tweets, But Not About Deposition

Eric Thayer/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Cardinal Roger Mahony is clearly excited about his trip to Rome.On the eve of the cardinal’s sworn deposition in a lawsuit over a priest accused of molesting 26 boys in his archdiocese in 1987, Mahony sent…

American Student Accused of Stabbing Roommate 25 Times in Rome

American Student Accused of Stabbing Roommate 25 Times in Rome

Comstock/Thinkstock(ROME) — A U.S. student studying abroad has been arrested for attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate 25 times after a drug-fueled night out in Rome on Halloween. At an apartment around the corner from Rome’s famous Col…

Italian Police Find Pot Farm in Abandoned Rome Subway

Italian Police Find Pot Farm in Abandoned Rome Subway

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) — Italian police said they have discovered $3.7 million-worth of marijuana in a sprawling, sophisticated pot farm hidden deep in an abandoned, Mussolini-era section of Rome’s subway system.Authorities said they stumb…

Man Falls Asleep on Airport Baggage Belt, Goes Through X-Ray

Man Falls Asleep on Airport Baggage Belt, Goes Through X-Ray

Fair Use(ROME) — A photo that appears to be of a man going through an airport X-ray machine is making the rounds on the Internet.A Norwegian tourist fell asleep on a baggage belt at Rome’s Fiumicino airport and traveled 160 feet before being ide…

Boy, 11, Flies to Rome With No Ticket or Family

Boy, 11, Flies to Rome With No Ticket or Family

Bryan Mullennix/Getty Images(LONDON) — Authorities are investigating how a solo 11-year-old boy boarded a plane from Manchester, U.K., and arrived in Rome, Italy, with no money or documentation. The Jet2.com flight departed the Manchester airport Tues…

Roman Artifacts Targeted by Tourists as Take-Home Gifts

Roman Artifacts Targeted by Tourists as Take-Home Gifts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) — Italian authorities say that tourists are loving their visit to Rome so much, they’re trying to take a bit of the city back home with them.According to The Telegraph, security at the capital’s Fiumicino and C…

Gladiators, Centurions Scuffle Again at Rome’s Colosseum

Gladiators, Centurions Scuffle Again at Rome’s Colosseum

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) — For years now a common site in front of the city’s most known attraction, the Colosseum, has been men dressed as the soldiers and warriors who actually battled inside the arena more than 2,000 years ago.These &ldqu…

22 New Cardinals Created at Ceremony in Rome

22 New Cardinals Created at Ceremony in Rome

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) — Pope Benedict XVI appointed 22 new cardinals in a ceremony on Saturday at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.The cardinals join an elite group of members who are the pope’s closest aides and also choose the Roman Catholic …

Pope to Induct 22 Members into College of Cardinals Saturday

Pope to Induct 22 Members into College of Cardinals Saturday

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Rome will be a sea of red on Saturday when Pope Benedict XVI inducts 22 new members into the College of Cardinals.In a ceremony in St. Peters Basilica, the new cardinals will approach the Pope one by one, kneeling…

Cold Weather Continues to Plague Europe; Over 260 Dead

Cold Weather Continues to Plague Europe; Over 260 Dead

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — While the U.S. basks in relative warm weather this winter, Europe is having one hellacious season.Reports say a cold snap has left over 260 people dead across the continent, including 122 deaths in Ukraine alone with some…

Third Anarchist Bomb in Rome?

Third Anarchist Bomb in Rome?

FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — In what may have been the third of a promised trio of attacks by Italian anarchists, another letter bomb has been intercepted by Italian police at a Rome tax collection office, nearly a week after a bomb se…

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