Rome has been added to the Italian health ministry's list of cities on alert due to the ongoing heatwave.
The 11 cities on "level three alert" are Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Perugia, Rome, Trieste, Venice and Verona. Turin is expected to be added to the list on 9 August.
Meteorologists predict temperatures in excess of 35 degrees in central Italy, lasting until the weekend.
For details of Rome's weather warning see city website.
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