Rome city hall victim of €55 million nickel scam

Rome accepted nickel valued at €40k to guarantee €55 million debt. Rome city hall is the victim of a €55 million scam involving a roll of nickel wire, in a bizarre tale reported by daily Rome newspap...

Extra police checks in Rome's nightlife areas

Rome police focus on nightlife areas in wake of recent violent incidents. Rome police officers are to step up checks in areas of the city most associated with nightlife, according to Italian news age...

Rome risks rubbish collection strike

Rome rubbish workers' unions threaten strike at end of February. Trade unions representing employees of AMA, Rome's waste collection company, have threatened a strike at the end of February if Rome m...

Large pine tree falls in front of Rome school

Corso Trieste closed after pine tree hit parked cars and exterior of school. A mature pine tree fell across Corso Trieste, a busy street in north-east Rome, hitting several parked cars and the exteri...

Rome illuminates Synagogue with LED lights

New lights switched on at Rome's Synagogue.A new LED lighting system has been installed at Rome's Synagogue by the capital's energy supplier ACEA. The lights were switched on at a ceremony attended b...

Rat on board Rome's Metro B

Video shows large rat travelling on Rome metro. Video footage showing a large rat ambling around a carriage on Rome's Metro B line was shared by politician Stefano Pedica of the centre-left Partito D...

No more singing on Rome buses

Rome seeks to clampdown on behaviour considered inappropriate. Rome city council has approved a raft of measures regulating decorum in the capital as it prepares to update existing legislation availa...

Man fined for naked dip in Rome's Trevi Fountain

Ethiopian wanted to baptise himself in "sacred waters" of Trevi Fountain. Rome police detained a 38-year-old Ethiopian after he removed his clothes and jumped into the waters of the Trevi Fountain at...

Raggi world's most followed mayor on social media

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has almost a million Facebook followers. With over 927,000 followers on Facebook and 180,000 fans on Instagram, Rome's first citizen Virginia Raggi is the mayor with the l...

Rome to build new AMA base on Salario trash site

Rome mayor announces plans for playschool and library at waste treatment site destroyed by fire. Rome is to build a new headquarters for the city's waste collection company AMA on the site of the Sal...

Rome mayor says Trevi Fountain coins to remain with Caritas charity

Rome mayor says city will also give charity coins from other fountains. Rome's city administration has backtracked on its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into the waters of the...

Rome's Garbatella quarter prepares for centenary

Rome launches competition to design Garbatella logo. Ahead of the centenary of Rome's Garbatella district in February 2020, the city has launched a competition to design a logo in celebration of the...

Rome shelters homeless from freezing conditions

Rome offers shelter to homeless people in city's metro stations. As night temperatures in Rome drop below 0°, the capital has introduced a piano freddo, or cold plan, in preparation for the "eventual...

Pedestrianisation plan for Rome's Monti quarter

Rome mayor announces "complete restyling" of Monti district.The Monti quarter of central Rome will have new pedestrian areas, wider pavements and reduced speed limits for traffic in 2019, according to...

Rome celebrates La Befana

La Befana in 2019 coincides with free museum Sunday in Rome. Italians celebrate the religious feast of the Epiphany, or the more popular one of La Befana, on Sunday 6 January 2019. It is a public hol...

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Rome

Rome rings in 2019 with 24 hours of cultural events from 31 December 2018 until 1 January 2019. Here is our guide to enjoying New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the Eternal City. The Festa di Roma,...

New Year fireworks ban in Rome

Rome mayor bans use of firecrackers and bangers over New Year. Rome has banned the use of firecrackers and bangers from 00.01 on 31 December 2018 until midnight on 1 January 2019, following an order...

Celebrating Christmas in Rome

Guide to celebrating the festive season in the Eternal City. The Christmas season in Rome is a particularly festive experience thanks to the traditional display of Christmas street lights and Nativit...

Rome's Christmas tree covered by safety net

Net around Rome's Netflix-sponsored tree to prevent accidents and theft. Rome's Netflix-sponsored Christmas tree has lost a little of its magic following the installation of a large net under the bas...

Rome issues new electronic identity cards

Rome replaces paper carte d'identità with electronic identity cards. Rome is issuing plastic identity cards, or carte d'identità, replacing the existing paper format with a credit card-sized electron...

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