Free beer for cigarette butts on Rome beach

Lazio craft beer festival cleans up S. Severa beach near Rome. A craft beer festival at the beachside Castle of S. Severa near Rome is offering a free beer for every full glass of cigarette butts or...

Rome dolphin with trash bag stuck to fin

Dolphin swimming off Rome coast with rubbish bag stuck to fin. The dramatic image of a dolphin swimming off Rome's coast with a black rubbish bag stuck to its dorsal fin has brought renewed focus on...

Stromboli: one dead as volcano erupts on Italian island

Tourists take to the sea as Stromboli's volcano erupts. The volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on the afternoon on 3 July, killing one hiker and sending frightened tourists fleeing in...

Heatwave warning in Rome

Temperatures of up to 40 degrees in Rome later this week. Italian weather forecasters are warning of "one of the most intense heatwaves of the last decade", with temperatures in Rome set to tip 40 de...

3.7 magnitude earthquake south-east of Rome

Earthquake felt clearly by many Rome residents. A 3.7-magnitude earthquake was registered in Rome's Castelli Romani area, about 20 kilometres south-east of the capital, at 22.43 on 23 June. The eart...

Coldest May in Italy since 1957

Temperatures in Rome plummet as Italy records coldest May in 62 years. Italy has not been this cold in May since 1957, thanks to an intense wave of arctic air sweeping the country, with unseasonal sn...

Outcry after Rome trees smothered by asphalt

City apologises to Aurelio residents after Roman actor joins tree campaign. When road workers recently repaired the pavement on Via Nostra Signora di Lourdes, in Rome's Aurelio district, they poured...

Earth Day in Rome

Rome highlights the environment with Earth Day 2019 in Villa Borghese. Rome marks the 2019 edition of Earth Day with five days of events on the theme of the environment and sustainability at the Galo...

Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis in Rome

Climate activist met pontiff in St Peter's Square. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, met Pope Francis briefly following the pontiff's general audience in St Peter's Squ...

Rome university cuts out plastic water bottles

Roma Tre encourages students not to use disposable plastic water bottles. Rome's Università degli Studi Roma Tre is distributing up to 30,000 stainless steel bottles to its students in a bid to stop...

Group of 25 dolphins seen off Rome coast

Continued sightings of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Rome. There have been numerous sightings of dolphins off Rome's coast in recent days, including a group of 25 dolphins, described as "excep...

Climate change: Greta Thunberg comes to Rome

Rome's Fridays For Future to welcome Greta Thunberg on 19 April. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist, will participate in the Fridays For Future rally in Piazza del Popolo...

Retake Roma stages clean-up blitz in Rome

3,000 Retake Roma volunteers clean up four areas of Rome on 31 March. Retake Roma, the voluntary non-profit movement which tackles the capital's urban decay, is staging a massive clean-up operation i...

Rome's pick-your-own tulip park returns

Visitors to pick-your-own garden to be given clear instructions this year.Tulipark, a 26,000-sqm flower farm in the Prenestino-Labicano area of east Rome, opens on 21 March, when visitors will be allo...

Rome's butterfly house

Visitors can watch hundreds of rare and tropical butterflies flying freely.The Casa delle Farfalle, a tropical greenhouse on Via Appia Pignatelli, offers the chance to admire hundreds of butterflies,...
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