World Earth Day in Rome: Zucchero performs Bono song at Colosseum

Zucchero plays in front of deserted Colosseum for World Earth Day. Italian singer-songwriter and musician Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari performs a special version of Bono's new song Let Your Love Be Kn...

Guide to the butterflies of Rome

A handy guide to identifying Roman butterflies. Butterflies are insects and, as with other insects, they have six legs and wings. Their wings are coated with tiny scales which will come off on one’s...

Earthquake near Rome

Mild earthquake felt in north-east Rome in early hours of 3 April. A 3-magnitude earthquake was registered about 30 kilometres east of the capital, near the town of Tivoli, in the early hours of Frid...

Rome: controversy over new rubbish dump

Local residents protest as Rome announces new dump near Fiumicino airport. Rome city council and the Lazio Region jointly announced a new landfill site for the Italian capital, to be located at Monte...

Smog in Rome: take public transport says city

Rome urges car sharing and public transport to curb air pollution in city. Rome has issued guidelines aimed at improving the air quality in the capital after tests on Christmas Day detected smog leve...

Rome: success for plastic-catcher on river Tiber

Lazio Region's anti-plastic barrier yields results on Tiber river.The experimental barrier to catch plastic waste on Rome's river Tiber has been a success, with 460 kilos of waste collected in the fir...

Rome under increasing threat from extreme weather

Rome hit by 33 extreme weather events in 2018. Heat waves, rising temperatures, droughts, floods and weather-related damage to property: Rome is ever more at risk from extreme weather, according to t...

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 des...

Italy to become first country to make climate change education compulsory in schools

Italian schools to devote one hour a week to studying climate change from next year. Italy will become the first country in the world to make learning about climate change compulsory for school stude...

Anti-plastic barrier on Rome's river Tiber

Lazio Region catches floating plastic on Rome's river before it enters the sea. An experimental barrier to catch plastic waste has been installed by the Lazio Region across the river Tiber near the c...

Lazio Region to plant six million trees

Oxygen project will see Lazio Region plant a tree for each citizen. The Lazio Region, which includes the Rome area, is to plant six million new trees: one for each citizen. This is the target of O...

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...
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