The first ground has been broken for a new marina on the Rome coastline, close to Leonardo Da Vinci international airport. The new project, which will have space for 1,400 yachts, is being built near the old lighthouse at Fiumicino, on the north bank of the mouth of the river Tiber. The opening ceremony was attended by big names in the Berlusconi government, the mayor of the small fishing town of Fiumicino and a host of provincial and regional dignitaries.

The new marina will take about five years to complete, will cost