Austrian forest in central Roman square

300 Austrian trees go on display in Rome's Piazza S. Silvestro.

Visitors to Piazza S. Silvestro in Rome's city centre will find a translucent dome housing 300 Austrian trees, between 8 and 11 September.

Titled Airship, the five-metre-high structure simulates a dense Austrian forest, containing 300 trees, plants, mosses and ferns, and can be visited for free from 10.00-22.00.

Airship comes from the Austrian Pavilion of Expo 2015, and is the work of breathe.earth.collective, a network promoting the fundamental value of fresh air.

The forest installation, which has already been displayed in Padua and Milan, offers examples of three different forest ecotypes: alpine environment, mid-mountain and Danube region.