Too late for Moses.

Although the expensive public works project to save the Venice lagoon, called Moses, is already under construction, the mayor of Venice doubts whether this system of hydraulic dams will be sufficient...

Tiber at flood level.

The water in the Tiber has reached danger levels for the first time in several decades because of heavy seasonal rain and snow along its basin. The water has reached 15 metres at Fidene (around 10 km...

Provincial towns better for quality of life.

Legambiente, Italys environmental watchdog, has released figures and information on the quality of life in the 103 provincial capitals throughout the country. The report took into account the quality...

Italy goes on strike.

Italy is preparing for a four-hour general strike to take place on Friday 25 November. The leading trades unions, CGIL, CISL, UIL, Faisa and Ugl have called the strike in protest at the governments bu...

Keep Rome clean.

The Rome city council has an office responsible for keeping the city tidy and clean, Lufficio per il Decor Urbano, and they are beginning an autumn campaign to remind the Romans about the new rules ab...

Night lights.

Giancarlo DAlessandro, the Rome city councillor responsible for public works, has asked the citys electricity utility, ACEA, to prepare a plan to economise on Romes street lighting and on public light...

Ecological Sunday.

The 6 November will be the last ecological Sunday of the year in Rome, with central areas of the city normally only open to limited traffic (the Ztl) closed to all private traffic from 10.00 18.00....

Protests at Frejus high-speed link.

Scuffles broke out at the start of a geological survey in the mountainous area of the Val di Susa to the west of Turin on Monday (31 Oct). The survey followed European Union approval of a project for...

Romans adopt closer to home.

Court records in Rome show that fewer Roman couples turned to international adoption in 2005, following a sharp increase in costs, bureaucratic obstacles and legislation in foreign countries. With jus...

Rome museum for Guttuso?

Francesco Pellin, a fish-importer from Busto Arsizio, near Varese in north Italy, is negotiating with Rome to set up a museum to display his collection of works by Renato Guttuso, the Sicilian painter...

Work on Metro C begins in the centre.

Archaeological excavations began on 7 July on two central sections of Romes proposed metro C line, which will run between Piazzale Clodio and Pantano (Casilino). The work on the Piazzale Clodio-Piazza...
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