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,...

Hottest February on record in Rome

Temperature in Rome exceeded 21 degrees on 27 February. February 2019 was the warmest February in Rome since records began in 1862, according to the city's Antico Osservatorio Collegio Romano.The tem...

Rome mayor seeks to cut down city's pine trees

Raggi says "courage" required to chop down Rome's oldest pines which are no longer safe. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi is seeking the allocation of government funds in her plan to cut down the city's old...

Northern Lights live-streamed in Rome

Aurora Borealis screened live at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, will be streamed live at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica each eveni...

Blood moon: total lunar eclipse on 21 January

Total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, will be the only one in 2019. A total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon, will be visible over Rome at 05.41 on Monday 21 January. The total eclipse will...

Rome recycles Christmas trees

AMA Roma replants healthy Christmas trees in Arcinazzo Romano. Rome’s refuse collection service AMA Roma has requested that people "who do not have the opportunity to replant their Christmas tree in...

3.2 magnitude earthquake east of Rome

Earthquake felt by residents of east Rome.A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was registered at 00.52 on 30 December about 24 km east of Rome. The earthquake's epicentre was between Gallicano and Colonna, and...

Catania hit by strong earthquake as Etna erupts

Volcanic activity at Stromboli also increases over Christmas. The city of Catania in north-east Sicily was hit by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake at 03.19 on 26 December, according to Italian news agency...

Rome to send 400 tons of trash per day to Aprilia

Lazio Region helps Rome as capital requests Abruzzo to take city's garbage.The Lazio regional government will take 400 tons of Rome's trash per day following a deal between Rida Ambiente, the company...
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