New lights for Rome's Trevi Fountain

Rome mayor lights up Trevi Fountain. Rome's Trevi Fountain has been illuminated with a new light system, inaugurated by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi on the night of 18 September. The mayor said...

Rome mayor warns of new trash crisis

Mayor says 1,500 tons of trash left uncollected on streets of Rome.Rome is experiencing an "unacceptable" drop in waste collection in recent days, according to the mayor Virginia Raggi. The mayor bla...

Rome civil certs for recycled plastic bottles

Rome mayor envisions a #Plasticfree city. Rome residents who recycle plastic bottles at the city's town hall buildings will be able to accumulate credits to offset expenses for civil certificates, ac...

Stone block falls off Aurelian Walls in central Rome

Chunk of tufa rock fell off arches in S. Giovanni area of Rome. Rome police have sealed off a 30-m stretch of the city's Aurelian Walls after a 50-cm block of tufa rock became dislodged from the anci...

Exploring the Testaccio area of Rome

Testaccio's excellent food and quirky history make it a tasty and offbeat destination for Rome tourists. Don't believe tourist guides claiming that Rome's Testaccio quarter is "hidden away" or "under...

Rome lights up Castel S. Angelo

Castel S. Angelo is latest Rome monument to get new illumination. The national museum of Castel S. Angelo and Ponte S. Angelo have been newly illuminated by Rome's energy supplier ACEA. The new li...

Rome city hall workers refuse to use scanner

Rome hires private staff to scan civil documents. Rome city hall has been forced to hire external staff to scan civil documents after city employees claimed the task was beneath them, according to da...

McDonald's fights suspension of fast-food outlet near Baths of Caracalla in Rome

McDonald's to take legal action after Italian culture ministry blocked McDrive project near Rome's Baths of Caracalla. American fast-food giant McDonald's intends to fight the decision by Italy’s cul...

Rome bans drying laundry in public

Rome prohibits hanging clothes out to dry if visible from public streets. Rome's time-honoured tradition of hanging clothes out to dry above the city's streets could become a thing of the past thanks...

Ministry blocks plan for McDonald’s at Caracalla Baths

Mayor Raggi relieved after her own opposition confirmed. Italy’s ministry of culture has moved swiftly to definitively block a bid to open a McDonald’s fast-food outlet right next to the Baths of Car...

Rome fires trash workers for stealing fuel

Rome mayor pledges zero tolerance for those who steal from the city. Seven employees of Rome's trash collection service AMA have been sacked after being found guilty of stealing fuel belonging to the...

Rome fountains not swimming pools says mayor

Mayor says Rome's historic and artistic heritage belongs to everyone. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has pledged a zero tolerance approach to "unacceptable behaviour" at the city's historic fountains....

Rome lights up Theatre of Marcellus

Teatro di Marcello is latest Rome monument to be lit up at night. The Theatre of Marcellus has become the latest Rome site to be illuminated by the capital's energy supplier ACEA. The new LED ligt...

Man caught in waters of historic Rome fountain

Fine and ban for Dutch citizen caught in Piazza Navona fountain. A 36-year-old Dutch citizen was fined €550 after being caught in the act of taking coins out of the Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona...

Rome limits tourist access to Trevi Fountain

Tourists no longer allowed to sit at Trevi Fountain in Rome. Rome traffic police cordoned off the Trevi Fountain for more than two hours on the afternoon of Saturday 13 July due to the excessive amou...

Vatican tombs opened in Orlandi case found empty

Vatican opened graves of two princesses in search for missing girl.The two Vatican tombs opened on 11 July in relation to the Emanuela Orlandi mystery have been found empty, reports Italian news agenc...

New fines to protect Rome from vandals

Rome publishes list of fines to discourage bad behaviour in the city. Rome's new legislation governing decorum in the capital is now in force, along with newly-established fines, after the city updat...

Rome seeks sponsor for Christmas tree

Netflix sponsored last year's Christmas tree in Rome.Rome is seeking a sponsor for this year's Christmas tree, to be installed in the central Piazza Venezia from 8 December until 6 January 2020. The...

War of words over Rome's trash crisis

Blame game between political rivals Raggi and Zingaretti. The admistrations of the city of Rome and the Lazio Region are engaged in a bitter war of words over an ordinance to clear the backlog of rub...

Family hit by falling branch in Rome

Two-year-old girl among the injured near Ponte Sisto in Rome. Eight people were hospitalised, including two small children, after a large branch broke off a tree along Rome's Lungotevere and fell 12...
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