Massive fire breaks out at Rome waste plant

Fire sends acrid fumes of burnt plastic into Rome centre. Rome firefighters are battling a massive fire at a waste treatment plant on Via Salaria in the north-eastern outskirts of the capital.The bla...

20 Holocaust memorial cobblestones stolen in Rome

20 brass cobblestones removed during night from Monti area of Rome. 20 brass cobblestone memorials to Jewish victims of the Holocaust have been stolen from a street in the central Monti district of R...

Drunk motorist drove down Rome's Spanish Steps

Rome police arrest Italian driver at Spanish Steps in Rome.A 27-year-old motorist was arrested in the early hours of 9 December after driving his car, a Peugeot 206, down the first dozen steps of Rome...

Rome's Netflix Christmas tree deemed a success

Positive reaction on social media after rocky start for Rome's Netflix-sponsored Christmas tree.Romans have responded positively to the city's Christmas tree whose lights were switched on by the mayor...

Rome wine bar gutted by fire

Fire destroys Giulio Passami l'Olio in central Rome. A fire broke out during the night of 6 December at Giulio Passami l'Olio, a well-known wine bar and restaurant on Via Monte Giordano, in the histo...

Vatican switches on Christmas tree lights in St Peter's Square on 7 December

Vatican illuminates Christmas tree lights a day before Rome's Netflix Christmas tree. The Vatican will switch on the lights on its Christmas tree in St Peter's Square at 16.30 on the afternoon of Fri...

Rome's Christmas tree becomes #Spezzacchio

Missing branches from Rome's Netflix-sponsored tree will be re-attached. Rome's Christmas tree, sponsored by Netflix, has got off to an inauspicious start, already earning the nickname 'Spezzacchio'...

Babingtons marks 125 years in Rome with free Christmas concert at the Spanish Steps

Rome's English tea rooms celebrates its 125th anniversary with a free Christmas concert on the Spanish Steps on 5 December.Babingtons, the historic English tea rooms in Rome, hosts a free Christmas co...

Rome lights up Netflix Christmas tree on 8 December

Rome mayor to switch on lights on Netflix-sponsored Christmas tree. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi will turn on the lights of the city's Christmas tree, sponsored by Netflix, in Piazza Venezia on 8 Dece...

Rome's Ponte Milvio bridge closed for safety reasons

Landmark Rome bridge closed due to falling marble from Valadier Tower. Rome's historic Ponte Milvio bridge has been closed to pedestrians after fragments of marble fell from Torretta Valadier, the ga...

Rome ranked 85th in Italy's quality of life index

Rome drops 18 points from last year's standard of living survey. Rome has been ranked 85th in the annual quality of life index of 110 Italian provinces undertaken by the newspaper Italia Oggi in coll...

Rome extends alcohol ban

Rome bans outdoor drinking after 21.00 in S. Lorenzo.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has banned the outdoor consumption of alcohol after 21.00 in the following areas: S. Lorenzo, Esquilino, the vicinity of...

Rome schools close for second day over storm

Rome schools to close on Tuesday 30 October. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the closure of all public schools in Rome on Tuesday 30 October - for the second day in a row - due to the dangero...

Rome issues safety warning as storm hits capital

Trees falling throughout Rome due to strong winds. People in Rome are being advised to "limit their movements" in light of the "possible deterioration of weather conditions in the coming hours" as a...

Dozens injured in Rome metro escalator accident

Investigations underway after escalator collapses in central Rome metro station. Rome's Repubblica metro station is closed after at least 24 people were injured, some of them seriously, when an escal...

Violent storm causes widespread flooding in Rome

Flooded roads and metro stations lead to commuter chaos in Rome. Rome suffered widespread flooding, particularly in the eastern suburbs but also in the city centre, thanks to a violent storm on the e...

Romans protest at city hall over Rome's sorry state

Romans to hold #Romadicebasta sit-in at Campidoglio on 27 October. A demonstration under the banner Roma dice basta ("Rome says enough") is scheduled at Piazza del Campidoglio, the seat of Rome's cit...

Rome illuminates city hall with LED lights

Fluorescent lighting system for Rome city hall and Capitoline Museums. Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio, seat of city hall and the Capitoline Museums, is now illuminated at night with a LED lighting sys...

Works leave Rome's Trevi Fountain without water

Landmark Rome fountain currently empty due to maintenance. Rome's Trevi Fountain will be without water until 27 September as the city carries out maintenance work on the Baroque monument.The city sai...

Probe after rapper posts live video from driver's cabin on Rome metro

Gast posts 13-minute video from inside cabin on Rome's Metro B.An investigation is underway after a rapper known as Gast entered an unlocked driver's cabin on one of Rome's Metro B trains where he pos...

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