Rome sends rubbish to southern Italy

Puglia to receive 4,500 tons of Rome trash to ease capital's rubbish crisis. Rome is to send 4,500 tons of general household waste for one month - the equivalent of 150 tons per day - to the southern...

Six-metre deep sinkhole on Rome street

Second sinkhole to open on Rome's Via Ambrosini in six months. A sinkhole measuring six metres deep opened up on Via Ambrosini in the Montagnola neighbourhood of southern Rome on 24 May. There were n...

Romans least happy in Europe with cleanliness of their city

Eurostat survey taken in 2015 during Marino administration.Rome has come last out of 28 European capitals whose residents were asked to rate their satisfaction with the cleanliness of their city, acco...

Rome bus bursts into flames in city centre

12th Rome passenger bus to catch fire while in service this year. An ATAC city bus burst into flames on Via del Tritone in central Rome on the morning of 8 May, leading to the evacuation of the nearb...

Rome clamps down on outdoor drinking

Alcohol and glass restrictions will affect Rome's main night-life areas. Rome has made permanent the anti-alcohol and anti-glass prohibitions normally in place during the summer on the streets of the...

Rome marks Labour Day 2018

Free Primo Maggio concert in Rome on Tuesday 1 May. On 1 May every year Italy dedicates a public holiday to its workers in celebration of the Festa dei Lavoratori.The national holiday is marked in Ro...

Rome's Spanish Steps blooms with azaleas

300 lilac and white azaleas decorate the Spanish Steps. Rome's Spanish Steps, which link Piazza di Spagna with the church of Trinità de’ Monti, are currently decorated with 300 white and lilac azalea...

Rome delays taking Trevi Fountain coins away from charity

Capital delays plan to claim tourists' coins from Rome charity Caritas. Rome's cash-strapped city administration has back-tracked on its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into th...

Rome tarmacs over cobblestones for Formula E

City says asphalt will be removed from cobblestones after April car race.The cobblestoned streets around the Palazzo dei Congressi building in Rome's southern EUR suburb have been covered in asphalt i...

Investigation into Rome's potholes

City announces €17 million plan to fill 50,000 potholes in Rome. Rome prosecutors have opened an investigation into the capital's potholes following complaints from consumer associations, according t...

Army clears snow from Rome streets

Commuters advised to limit travel in Rome area on 26 February. The army has been drafted in to clear snow from the streets of Rome after the capital woke up to a snowfall of around 10 centimetres on...

Soldier kills himself in Rome metro station

On-duty soldier shot himself at Rome's central Barberini station.A police investigation has opened after an Italian soldier killed himself while on duty at Rome's Barberini metro station at 11.00 on T...

Babingtons celebrates 125 years in Rome

English tea rooms at Spanish Steps marks anniversary with series of events.Babingtons, the historic English tea rooms established in Rome in 1893, marked its 125th anniversary with a cocktail party at...

Rome streets cave in again

Woman injured after falling into chasm in Rome's Piazza Bologna area.   A 78-year-old woman was hospitalised after part of the street she was walking on collapsed on Via Catania, near Piazza Bologna...

Rome’s ‘mangy’ Christmas tree gets new life

Rome’s world-famous Christmas tree, affectionately known as Spelacchio, is to be given new life. Rome's Christmas tree is to be recycled and turned into a wooden cabin for parents and children, with...

Only one public toilet open in Rome

Rome's only public toilet to remain open is in Piazza Vittorio. Rome has 57 public toilets, located underground and at street level, however all but one of these is now closed according to a report i...

Rome illuminates Palatine hill

Rome's Palatine monuments floodlit after 13 years in the dark. The archaeological monuments on Rome's Palatine hill are now illuminated at night, after 13 years of darkness, thanks to a new permanent...

Befana in Rome 2018

Public holiday of cultural and religious events, activities for kids and shopping in Rome on 6 January. Italians celebrate the religious feast of the Epiphany, or the more popular one of La Befana, o...

Rome's dead Christmas tree reported to audit court

Consumer group file report over Rome public funds spent on "dead tree". Consumer watchdog Codacons has filed a report to the audit court over the use of €48,600 of taxpayers' funds for Rome's lifeles...

Rome's Christmas tree sparks debate

Christmas tree in central Rome ridiculed on social media.For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in Rome's Piazza Venezia has been the subject of ridicule, with Romans christening it Spelacchi...

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