Rome to restore Vota Garibaldi sign in Garbatella

Uproar in Garbatella after historic sign painted over by mistake. Rome city council says that the historic inscription "Vote Garibaldi" will be restored after being removed by mistake from the city's...

Rome clamps down on street dumping

Cameras installed to catch people dumping bulky waste on Rome's streets. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi says she is taking a tough stance against people who dump rubbish around the city by installing doze...

Electric three-wheeler bikes for Rome's postini

Poste Italiane embraces electric-powered motorcylces in Rome. Rome's postini can now deliver mail using electric three-wheelers after Poste Italiane acquired 55 of the eco-friendly trikes to be used...

New police commissioner in Rome

Former questore of Bari comes to Rome. Carmine Esposito becomes Rome's new questore, or police commissioner, after being appointed by Italy's council of ministers, the principal executive organ of th...

Rome to reduce wait for ID cards

Rome deploys extra staff in bid to speed up carta d'identità process. Rome has increased the number of employees issuing electronic identity cards, or carte d'identità, in an effort to reduce the sig...

Fallen tree closes Rome's Viale Mazzini

Fallen tree closes Rome's Viale Mazzini. Two people have been injured seriously after a large pine tree fell across Viale Mazzini in the Prati district of Rome on the morning of 25 February. The t...

Rome's parks closed after strong winds batter city

Trees fall across Rome during gales.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has ordered the closure of the city's parks, villas and cemeteries after strong winds battered the capital on 23 February. The closure, e...

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...
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