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...

Police impound Fiumicino marina site

The construction site of the new tourist harbour of Fiumicino was impounded at dawn on 18 November by Rome's finance police for structural and safety irregularities, under the orders of the public pro...

Giant potholes in Rome

A parked car was "swallowed" by a giant pothole in Piazza Albana on Rome's Aventine hill on the afternoon of 29 October. The crater measures ten by three metres wide and has a depth of four metres....

Ostiense bridge opens in Rome

The bridge connecting Via Ostiense in Garbatella with the Ostiense ringroad will open to traffic on Friday 22 June from 10.00. Situated near the Garbatella underground station, the

New Tiber bridge for Monterotondo and the A1 motorway

Transport Minister Altero Matteoli cut the tricolour ribbon in bright sunshine on 20 September to open the elegant, kilometre-long bridge connecting the new motorway exit at Castelnuovo di Porto to th...

Water shut down in north Rome

Many areas in north Rome will be without water for the third Sunday on 7 August when pressure is reduced in order to move six sections of the Acquedotto Marcia to make way for the redevelopment of Tib...

New bridge opens in Rome

The first new bridge to be built over the river Tiber since the 1960 Olympics was opened on 31 May, after much controversy. Situated in the Flaminio district of Rome, the 190m Ponte della Musica conne...

Rome’s newest bridge

Rome's newest bridge across the river Tiber is being inaugurated on 21 April on the occasion of the city's 2,764th anniversary. The Ponte della Musica, or Bridge of Music, connects Piazza G. Da Fabria...

Ponte della Musica bridges the Tiber

The first new bridge to be built over the Tiber since the 1960 Olympics is now clearly visible in the Flaminio part of Rome. Ponte della Musica has almost spanned the river between Piazza Gentile da F...

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