Retake Roma stages clean-up blitz in Rome

3,000 Retake Roma volunteers clean up four areas of Rome on 31 March.

Retake Roma, the voluntary non-profit movement which tackles the capital's urban decay, is staging a massive clean-up operation in four areas of Rome on Sunday 31 March, to mark Festa della Terra.

An estimated 3,000 volunteers are expected to take part in the tidy-up marathon whose locations are themed around the four elements: Water for Canale dei Pescatori di Ostia, Air for the ATAC warehouse in Piazza Ragusa, Fire for Largo Fratelli Lumière in the north-east suburb of Tufello, and Earth for the Parco del Colle Oppio in Monti, opposite the Colosseum.

For more details about the event and how to volunteer see website and Facebook event page, while for insights into the grassroots movement see Wanted in Rome feature article.

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