Electric-powered cars to race around Rome's EUR in April.
Rome's southern EUR suburb will host the upcoming Formula E race, organisers announced in the district's Nuvola conference centre on 19 October.
Scheduled on 14 April, the race will begin on Via Cristoforo Colombo and the 2.8km circuit will take in numerous EUR sites such as the Palazzo dei Congressi, the Salone delle Fontane, the Obelisco di Marconi and the Nuvola convention centre.
The presentation of the circuit took place in the presence of the city's mayor Virginia Raggi who said that the E-prix proved that "Rome is not a museum but a leader in innovation".
The electric cars emit almost zero emissions and are powered by batteries charged by glycerine.
The fully-powered car can run for just 25 minutes, meaning drivers must change vehicles roughly half way through the Formula E race which lasts about 50 minutes.
However despite the car’s environmentally-friendly credentials, it is still capable of considerable speed – up to 225km per hour, or 0-100km in three seconds.