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Builders redeveloping a former wasteland on the north-eastern outskirts of Rome unearthed a second century AD necropolis containing several sealed sarcophagi. Local historians and archaeologists were aware of the existen...
The new winter timetable for the Italian state railways comes into effect on 11 December. All the new train times are visible on the website of trenitalia, www.trenitalia.it. A new station will be opened on the line bet...
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Several hundred Italian police and carabinieri held an early morning raid on demonstrators against a project for a new high-speed railway line from Turin to Lyon in France. Demonstrators were taken away from their Vena...
Italian towns and cities produced 31.1 tonnes of household rubbish in 2004, a 3.7 per cent increase on the previous year. This is according to the latest report from environment watchdogs, the Agenzia per la Protezione d...
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 to cope with rising...
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 north of the city ce...
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 of the air, systems...
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 budget for 2006, which...
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 about dividing their r...
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 lighting in general. Th...
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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. For information on...
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 a new high-speed tr...
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 just 158 cases of inter...
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 (1912
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 Venezia and the Pia...
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