Rome bus colouring game during lockdown

Rome public transport company ATAC has issued a colouring challenge for kids during the Coronavirus lockdown. The picture of the new 'Citymood' model of bus can be downloaded, printed and coloured in...

Rome streets bid farewell to cobblestones

Rome to swap sampietrini for asphalt on several major streets. Rome's traditional cobblestones or sampietrini are to disappear from 68 streets in the centre, including several thoroughfares with heav...

The Italian government steps in to save a cut-back Alitalia

  Under a new government plan to renationalise Alitalia, Italy's national flag carrier is expected to have about 30 aircraft, 3,000 employees and fly mainly short and medium haul routes, with very...

Rome city bus destroyed by fire

Nobody injured in Rome bus fire at dawn. A Rome city bus was destroyed by fire after it burst into flames in the early hours of 25 March, reports Italian news agency ANSA. The incident took place...

Coronavirus: free parking on Rome streets

Rome mayor calls for greater checks on those arriving into capital's train stations. Payment will no longer be required for parking in Rome's 'strisce blu' - the city's blue-striped parking spaces wh...

Free taxis in Rome for Doctors fighting Coronavirus

Free taxis in Rome for Doctors fighting Coronavirus  On 14 March, Italians stood on their balconies and applauded Italy’s doctors, nurses and medical professionals. Italians honoured the brave men an...

Rome buses and metro to stop at 21.00

Trains in Lazio Region to follow summer timetable. Rome's metro, buses and trams will cease operating each night at 21.00 - beginning on 14 March - as part of nationwide efforts to limit the spread o...

Traffic-free Sunday in Rome on 1 March

Traffic restrictions on Sunday 1 March to battle smog in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 1 March from 07.30 to 12.30, and from 16.30 until...

Rome: Metro B to close early and at weekends

Rome resumes work to connect Metro B to Metro C at Colosseum. A large section of Rome's Metro B will close at 21.00 instead of 23.30 each night - from 2 March until 6 August - as the city begins the...

Rome bus and metro strike on 24 February

Public transport strike in Rome on Monday 24 February. Rome commuters can expect a 24-hour transport strike by the city's public transit company ATAC on Monday 24 February. The public transport st...

Traffic-free Sunday in Rome on 23 February

Traffic restrictions on Sunday 23 February to battle smog in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 23 February from 07.30 to 12.30, and from 16.3...

Rome: Plastic bottles for bus tickets: city expands recycling scheme

Rome introduces new larger plastic-eating compactors in eight metro stations. Rome is expanding its system for recycling plastic bottles in exchange for bus and metro tickets by adding new 'plastic-e...

Rome's Metro A celebrates 40 years

Metro A has been in operation in Rome since 1980. Rome's Metro A line is celebrating 40 years since its inauguration at 05.30 on 16 February 1980. The original Metro A route served 21 stations bet...

Rome metro station sets limit of 450 people

Maximum of 450 people on Furio Camillo platform for safety reasons. Rome Metro A station Furio Camillo has set a limit of 450 people on the platform due to being under pressure after one of its escal...

Rome's Metro B celebrates 65 years

Italy's first metro line was inaugurated in Rome 65 years ago. The first underground subway route in Italy - known today as Rome's Metro B - was inaugurated in the capital on 9 February 1955, connect...
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