Glass bottle ban in place for New Year party in Circus Maximus.
Glass bottles have been banned from Rome's New Year's festivities in the Circus Maximus area, effective from 20.00 on New Year's Eve until the celebrations end the following evening on New Year's Day.
The order, signed by the prefect of Rome, also prohibits the take-away sale of drinks in glass bottles.
Access to the New Year's party at the Circus Maximus will be limited to five entry points equipped with metal detectors, with 800 police - including anti-terrrorism officers - providing security for the estimated 40,000 revellers.
For full details about celebrating New Year in Rome see the Wanted in Rome guide.