City authorities have published a new book entitled I Nonni di Roma Raccontano, the result of a project begun in 2004 by six students at Roma Tre university who collected interviews, stories and photographs from city residents in their 90s and 100s who have lived in the city through two world wars. Some 33 stories and 25 interviews are presented in the book remembering a Rome free from cell phones and traffic, when only human voices and the sounds of nature broke the capitals quiet.

The book will be distributed free of charge in libraries, centres for the elderly and communal recreation centres.