For Sale signs on Rome monuments

Rome landmark buildings illuminated in illicit protest.

Several landmark buildings and monuments in Rome were involved in an unauthorised protest during the evening of 5 September, with the word "Vendesi" (For Sale) projected onto their façades.

Dozens of photos of the mysterious signs, beamed onto the Pantheon, Palazzo dei Congressi and Piramide Cestia, were posted on social media under the hashtag #vendesiroma.

Although for now there is no official claim of responsibility, the campaign is likely the work of Rome feminist activists Lucha y Siesta, according to cultural newspaper Artribune.

The activists belong to a group of people, including female victims of violence, that since 2008 have occupied a residential building, in the city's Cinecittà suburb, owned by Rome public transport company ATAC.

The building, known as Lucha y Siesta - Casa delle Donne, is reportedly being sold as part of a rescue package for ATAC, with an eviction scheduled on 15 September, according to Artribune.

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For Sale signs on Rome monuments

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy