Entire world likes Rome's plastic recycling scheme says mayor

Rome mayor crops BBC video to avoid criticism of city's trash situation. Rome's system of recycling plastic in exchange for bus and metro tickets continues to "please the entire world", according to...

Hanged effigy of Greta Thunberg on Rome bridge

Rome mayor slams "shameful act" An effigy of teenage climate change activist was hung under the bridge on Via Isacco Newton, leading to Rome's Fiumicino airport. The hanged effigy, with braids and a...

Fridays for Future protests in Rome and across Italy

School students and adults to attend Italy's climate change protests on 27 September. Many Rome schools will authorise their pupils' attendance at the Friday for Future climate change demonstrations...

Retake Roma cleans up coast near Rome

Retake Roma volunteers mark Coastal Cleanup Day and World Cleanup Week in Rome. Volunteers from Retake Roma, the non-profit movement which tackles Rome's urban decay, organises a double event to clea...

4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Italy

Epicentre was four km from Norcia. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central Italian regions of Umbria, Le Marche and Lazio at 02.02 on 1 September, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volca...

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...

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