The Protestant cemetery in the Testaccio area of Rome reopened 20 June. It was closed on 25 May for safety reasons after the fall of some pine-tree branches in a storm. During the closure three other dangerous trees have also been treated.

Parts of the cemetery will still be cordoned off for a while for maintenance and ground clearance around the trees.

The cemetery, which is governed by a board of 14 ambassadors in Rome from countries with large Protestant and Greek and Russian Orthodox communities, launched a fundraising appeal in 2006 for the maintenance of the graveyard. In 2005 the World Monuments Fund added it to its list of the world

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