Rome mayor sacks board of trash company

Rome city council says AMA failed to meet set targets. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has sacked the entire board of the capital's waste management company AMA, according to Italian news agency ANSA. T...

Safety fears for Rome bridge

Rome's Ponte Flaminio needs urgent repair say experts. Ponte Flaminio, a major Rome bridge connecting Corso di Francia with the affluent Parioli suburb, requires immediate repair works according to a...

Rome waste collection service in fresh turmoil

Rome mayor rejects balance sheet presented by waste collection company AMA. Rome's waste collection service was plunged into fresh turmoil following the surprise resignation of Pinuccia Montanari, th...

Rome needs new trash dump says Lazio Region

Rome mayor and Lazio governor get political over city's rubbish crisis. The mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi and the governor of the Lazio Region Nicola Zingaretti are at loggerheads over the disposal of...

Reopening of Rome schools at risk over trash crisis

School principals threaten not to reopen Rome schools after Christmas. The Lazio branch of the national association of school principals has written to Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, demanding the remo...

Prisoners, not soldiers, to fix Rome's roads

President Mattarella dismisses idea of army fixing Rome's potholes. A plan to draft in the army to fix Rome's potholed roads has been scrapped following the intervention of Italy's president, Sergio...

Senate rejects plan for army to fix Rome's roads

Defence minister says use of army to be limited to "emergency cases." A plan to call in the army to fix Rome's potholed roads, as part of a €240 million package allocated by the Italian government, h...

Army to fix Rome's potholed roads

Italian government allocates €240 million to fix Rome's potholed streets.The army will be drafted in to repair Rome's potholed roads as part of a €240 million funding package allocated by the Italian...

Sinkhole crisis on streets of Rome

136 chasms opened up on Rome streets in first ten months of 2018. Rome is experiencing an exponential rise in the number of sinkholes opening up on the streets of the capital, according to the Italia...

Romans highlight city's potholes with spray paint

Traffic police threaten fines for those caught spraying circles on Rome's roads. Rome residents have been highlighting the city's potholes with green and yellow spray paint in recent days, according...

Alarm raised over Rome sinkholes

Rome registers triple annual number of sinkholes already in 2018.Rome has 32 square kilometres of underground tunnels and chasms at risk of opening up under the strain of traffic and buildings, accord...

Rome turns its water fountains back on

Mayor Raggi pledges 2,150 nasoni operating again by July.Rome is turning on its drinking fountains again after most of them were switched off last summer during a severe drought.The first 800 "nasoni"...

Rome street collapses

Street in Rome suburb collapsed into construction site. Rome's public prosecutor has launched an investigation following the collapse of a street in the city's north-west suburb Balduina on the eveni...

Rome water pressure reduction plan put on standby

ACEA to assess water situation in Rome day by day.The plan to reduce Rome's water pressure at night, which had been expected to take effect from 4 September, is now on hold, according to Italian news...

Rome to reduce water pressure at night

Water reduction in response to Rome's ongoing drought.Water pressure in Rome and the nearby coastal town of Fiumicino is to be reduced at night due to the "extraordinary drought", according to a state...

Work to resume on Rome's Ponte dei Congressi

Stalled project linking EUR with Magliana could resume later this year. New funding for the Ponte dei Congressi, the unfinished bridge linking Rome's EUR and Magliana districts, could mean that con...

Rome's Tangenziale finally reopens

Bypass closed since January landslides The tangenziale ringroad at Corso Francia in northern Rome has reopened following a five-month closure caused by landslides during the storms in January. R...

Solar Diamond in Rome’s Valle Giulia

A diamond solar plant has been unveiled by national electricity supplier ENEL on Via Antonio Gramsci in Rome's Valle Giuila area. The "Diamante" photovoltaic power plant converts solar energy into...

Impromptu geyser in Rome

On 30 January a burst water pipe under Piazza di S. Emerenziana in Rome's Quartiere Africano district sent water exploding upwards into a 20-metre high jet, leading to chaotic scenes and drawing crowd...

Rome’s new congress centre

The famous Fuksas Cloud, Rome’s new congress centre, is now taking shape in EUR. Nick-named The Cloud because of the nebulous shape inside the building, the innovative structure is made of fi...
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