Rome Christmas tree: Netflix sponsors Spelacchio

Rome's 2019 Christmas tree will be illuminated in Piazza Venezia on 8 December. Rome's Christmas tree, popularly known by now as Spelacchio, is sponsored for the second year running by US media-servi...

Rome strike on 29 November: trains, kindergartens and schools

Rome's metro, trams and buses will run as normal however. A strike affecting various public and private sectors in Rome is scheduled on Friday 29 November. The strike, involving members of the USB...

Matera: European Capital of Culture seeks state help after devastating floods

Floods and mudslides cause €8 million damage to Matera. While flood-hit Venice made headlines around the world, with the Italian government declaring a state of emergency in the lagoon city, the sout...

Rome mayor becomes cartoon figure to protect city

Rome turns to comics to teach young people to respect their city. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has been portrayed as a vigilessa police officer in a comic strip with a civic message, aimed at young peop...

Falling tree flattens car in Rome

Tree destroyed parked Fiat Seicento in Rome suburb. A large pine tree fell across a street in the south Rome suburb of Mostacciano, squashing a parked car, on the morning of Friday 15 November. Th...

Rome motorists trapped in floods

Rome firefighters rescue motorists from floods. Four people, including two children, were rescued from two cars stuck in floods on the afternoon of Monday 11 November, following a day of torrential r...

Free collection of bulky waste in Rome

Large domestic items can be dropped to collection centres on 10 November. The capital's refuse agency AMA Roma will accept bulky household waste, such as old furniture, mattresses, televisions and wa...

Rome's Garbatella prepares to mark 100 years

Rome calls for cultural ideas to celebrate Garbatella 100. Ahead of the centenary of Rome's Garbatella district in February 2020, the city has invited citizens to contribute "project ideas or supply...

Rome celebrates river Tiber with Tevere Day

Rome organises Tevere Day on Sunday 27 October. "To give back the oldest monument of Rome, the Tiber, to citizens and tourists" is how Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi describes Tevere Day, scheduled for...

Rome mayor asks unions to call off strike

Mayor urges unions not to grind Rome to a halt. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has pleaded with trade unions representing employees from the city's 18 municipal companies to call off the general strike sc...

Strike to bring Rome to a halt

Rome braced for general strike on 25 October. Trade unions representing employees of the capital's 18 municipal companies say a general strike will bring "Rome to a halt" on Friday 25 October. The...

Romans asked not to throw out trash during strike

AMA Roma appeals to Romans' public spirit. Rome residents have been urged not to throw out any garbage on Friday 25 October, the day of a general strike, by the city's waste collection company AMA Ro...

Rome braced for bus, metro and bin strike

ATAC and AMA unite for general strike in Rome on 25 October.Rome is braced for a general strike involving all sectors of the city's 18 municipal companies on Friday 25 October. The strike is expected...

Rome lights up Basilica of St John Lateran

Basilica is latest Rome landmark to be newly illuminated. Rome's Basilica of St John Lateran, or S. Giovanni in Laterano, has been illuminated with a new light system, inaugurated by the city's mayor...

Probe into failure to collect trash from Rome shops

Rome mayor orders investigation following television programme. Rome prosecutors have opened an investigation into the failure to recycle rubbish left out at night by the capital's bars, restaurants...

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