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...

Church roof collapses in central Rome

Nobody in the Roman Forum church at time of collapse. The roof of the central Rome church of S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami collapsed on the afternoon of 30 August. There was nobody injured. Located at t...

Tourists fined for jumping into Rome's Trevi Fountain

American, Canadian and Russian tourists fined €450 each by Rome police. Two American tourists in their fifties have been fined €450 each for jumping into the Trevi Fountain on 26 August, accordin...

Tourist fined €450 for dipping feet in Rome fountain

Rome police hunt for "English-speaking" skinny-dipper tourists. A 68-year-old American tourist has been fined €450 for dipping her feet in the fountain of the Altare della Patria monument in Rome's c...

Prisoners to fix Rome's roads

Rome puts prisoners to work on the city's roads. Prisoners from Rome's Rebibbia prison will be put to work fixing the city's pot-holed roads as part of an agreement between the capital, Italy's justi...

Rome prepares to open beach on river Tiber

Rome's artificial beach on the river Tiber expected to open in August. Rome is preparing to open its long-awaited artificial beach along the banks of the river Tiber, between the S. Paolo and Marconi...

Rome faces rubbish collection strike on 14 July

AMA Roma workers threaten capital with 24-hour strike.Trade unions representing employees of Rome's rubbish collection authority AMA Roma have called a full 24-hour strike on Saturday 14 July, with on...

Police close Rome's Bar S. Calisto

Sit-in protest over closure of popular Trastevere bar scheduled on 29 June from 19.00-19.30 in Piazza di S. Cosimato. The historic Bar S. Calisto in Rome's Trastevere district has been closed for thr...

Rome celebrates Sts Peter and Paul with 29 June holiday

Festa di SS. Pietro e Paolo marked with fireworks at Piazza del Popolo. Rome celebrates its patron saints, Peter and Paul, with a public holiday in the capital on Friday 29 June. All public offices i...

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...

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