Fashion house Fendi restores Rome's Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain. Photo: Corbis

Legend has it that tossing a coin into the famed Trevi Fountain ensures that the visitor will return to Rome.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 10:19am

Hong Kong bishop tells of conversation with Pope Francis in Rome

Cardinal John Tong Hon. Photo: AFP

Cardinal John Tong Hon told followers yesterday he spoke with the newly appointed Pope Francis about the plight of Chinese Catholics and pledged that Hong Kong would always serve as a bridge between the Vatican and Catholics on the mainland.

9 Apr 2013 - 4:30am

Oliviero Rainaldi the redeemer: Artist fixes Pope statue

Oliviero Rainaldi's statue of Pope John Paul II before (left) and after. Photo: AP

Rome unveiled a revamped statue of Pope John Paul II yesterday, after the first one was pilloried by the public and the Vatican.

Artist Oliviero Rainaldi said he was pleased with the final product, saying it matched his original vision.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Paws for thought

Ciao pupketeers!

Yes, I'm back from my lightning-fast trip to Rome - have you seen my photos on Facebook? I had an amazing time with the deputy ed (even if she didn't take me to play with gladiators in the Colosseum ...). Three days of walking in the sunshine, seeing history in the streets and buildings, and filling my belly - the perfect combination of activities!

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

While I am enjoying the sights of Rome, rest assured Pupketeers that I'm thinking of you. I know you all started your exams this week, and so you're probably wound up tighter than a tai tai's fist on the latest Prada bag. But take heart, friends, it will all be over soon.

These three weeks will be pretty intense, but then you can kick back and relax.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ferraris starting to pick up speed

The hot run continued for trainer David Ferraris last night as he claimed the Sports Club Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup with Imperial Rome and added further weight to the claims of a new Happy Valley specialist sire.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Imperial Rome looks ready to rule

Imperial Rome has taken time to find his legs, but looks to have turned the corner following a gear change in March and a gelding operation, and expectations will be running high for a dazzling performance when he next steps out.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

Jumping Frames began life eight years ago as a weekend screening of dance videos in a small 60-seat space. It has since evolved into a biennial festival, organised by the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), which celebrates an art form that combines choreography and dance with filmmaking.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bang! Bang! Quick-draw tale of Wild West hits the target

The Case of the Deadly Desperados By Caroline Lawrence Published by Orion ISBN 978 1 4440 0169 3

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Father and daughter killed in Italy

Armed robbers attacked a Chinese family on a street in Rome on Wednesday, killing the father and daughter and seriously wounding the mother, local reports said.

News of the incident prompted a backlash among Chinese internet users, with some expressing concerns about what they perceive as the deteriorating safety of Chinese businesspeople in Italy.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

If you gild it, they will come

When Gabriella Rasponi, widow of Count Venceslao Spalletti Trivelli, purchased land in front of Rome's historic Quirinale Palace, the home of the president of Italy, little did she know that one day she would become responsible for one of the most exclusive hotels in the Italian capital.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'm so excited to hear Farmacia Santa Maria Novella has landed in Hong Kong, but where is it hiding? I've loved its Melograno products forever and it would be such a relief not to have to deal with carrying from Rome or getting the liquid stuff delivered to Hong Kong.

Hail Mary, Stanley

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

All work and no play makes our life dull


March 21 - April 19

Angry or hasty words linger around long after they are spoken. This week, think before you speak.

You have many opinions on what's happening around you, but now isn't the time to voice them. Stay low, keep calm and be a casual observer. You'll actually learn a lot about a situation by staying out of it this time around.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Roman sojourn undone by overreaching ambition

Rome by Robert Hughes Weidenfeld & Nicolson

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Where? This concept store is in downtown Rome, in the Campo Marzio district - a historical site by the banks of the Tiber River. The area is dotted with ancient palazzos, sculptures and piazzas as well as trendy bars, cafes and shops.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am