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...

Rome will avert Christmas rubbish crisis says mayor

Lazio Region offers temporary use of waste treatment plants as Rome considers hiking bin charges.Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has pledged that the capital will avert a rubbish emergency this Christmas,...

Rome mayor seeks help to avoid trash emergency

Loss of crucial rubbish facility in fire poses a major problem for Rome. The mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi has appealed for help from "all the cities of Lazio and of the other regions" to avoid a rubb...

Rome issues starling hotline

Rome city council invites residents to report sightings of starlings. Rome city council has issued a starling hotline as part of its efforts to move the birds away from the centre of the capital.Resi...

Rome sends in falcons to tackle city's starlings

Rome's starlings cause havoc for motorists on Lungotevere. Rome city council has drafted in the help of falconers to move some of the wintering starlings - whose numbers are estimated between 1.5 and...

Protecting Rome from falling trees

The American University of Rome supports an innovative new project to survey the safety of Rome's trees using Ground Penetrating Radar.Those based in Rome will remember the massive storms that swept a...

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...

Reports of dogs dying after drinking water at Lake Bracciano

Environmentalists call for investigation into suspected toxic algae in lake north of Rome.Several dogs have reportedly died in recent days after drinking water at Lago Bracciano, a lake north of Rome,...

World Cleanup Day in Rome

Retake Roma volunteers unite with Estonian embassy to clean up Rome World Cleanup Day will be marked in Rome on Saturday 15 September in an event organised by Retake Roma, the volunteer movement whic...

Rome to launch anti-seagull bins

Capital responds to New York Times article about seagull problem Rome city council plans to introduce new iron bins around the capital to stop seagulls looting food from the rubbish, according to the...

Heatwave alert in Rome

Rome issues weather warning over heatwave. Rome has been added to the Italian health ministry's list of cities on alert due to the ongoing heatwave. The 11 cities on "level three alert" are Bologna,...

Peregrine Falcons return to Italian skies

Peregrine Falcons are breeding successfully in Rome after facing almost certain oblivion in Italy.In recent years Italy's Peregrine Falcons have staged a successful comeback following decades of despa...

Alarm over venomous spiders in Rome

Outbreak of spider bites causes concern in south Rome districts. Residents of southern Rome areas are reporting increasing cases of being bitten by a species of venomous spider known as the brown rec...

Rome's mosquitoes to be controlled by swallows

Rome protects the nests of swallows, martins and swifts.Rome has brought in new legislation protecting its swallows which it says will encourage the environmentally sustainable control of tiger mosqui...

Lazio Region warns Rome area at risk of bushfires

Zingaretti appeals to local authorities to cut overgrown green areas.Local authorities in Lazio and the greater Rome area have been warned to cut the overgrown grass in "abandoned green areas" and roa...

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