- The historic Testaccio Market will be closing and a new, modern market will be opening a few blocks away. The move is controversial. Depending on when you are visiting Rome, you might be one of the last to visit the 97-year-old market in Piazza Testaccio or among the first to go inside the new Testaccio Market.
- The latest outpost of Eataly (the mammoth gourmet marketplace that started in Turin) opens in Rome on the city's birthday, April 21. Eataly Rome will take up 12,000 square feet in the former Air Terminal Ostiense, and boast 11 restaurants.
- The must-not-miss musem exhibition in Rome this year is Lux in Arcana: The Vatican Secret Archives Revealed. A hundred documents from the Vatican's Secret Archives go in display at the Capitoline Museums starting March 1, 2012.
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