Plan for bicycle path from Rome to Assisi

The 250-km Via dell'Acqua is planned along rivers in Umbria and Lazio. Rome city council has backed a plan to create a bicycle path from Rome to Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis, in what is being...

Rome's Ciampino airport evacuated over fire

Passengers evacuated and flights suspended due to fire at Ciampino airport. A fire at Rome's Ciampino airport has led to the evacuation of passengers and the suspension of flights on 19 February....

New trains for Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo

Lazio Region announces funding to improve two Rome railways. The Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo train lines are to be upgraded thanks to an investment of €180 million by the Lazio Region. The upgrade...

Rome world's tenth most congested city

Rome drivers spend 254 hours stuck in traffic each year. Rome has been ranked the tenth most traffic-congested city in the world by the 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard, an annual report produced by tra...

Colosseum Metro C station to open in 2023

Rome mayor says government funds available to continue Metro C line. The opening of the Amba Aradam and Colosseum-Roman Forum stations on Rome's third underground line will likely slip to 2023, accor...

Vintage snow train from Rome to Roccaraso

Treno della Neve will connect Rome to Roccaraso for three weekends.A vintage treno della neve, or snow train, will connect Rome's Termini station to the central Italian ski resort of Roccaraso at week...

Three people fall out of moving Rome bus

Passengers fell through doors of Rome night bus at Porta Maggiore. Three passengers fell out onto the street after the doors of a moving Rome city bus opened unexpectedly, according to reports in loc...

Tram derails at Termini Station in Rome

Nobody injured in derailing incident at Termini Station. An investigation is underway after a tram came off its tracks and mounted the pavement on Via Giovanni Giolitti outside Rome's central Termini...

Rome's Ciampino airport closed after discovery of world war two bombs

Italian Civil Aviation Authority orders closure of Rome airport. Ciampino airport in Rome has been closed to allow the safe removal of three unexploded bombs dating from world war two, found during m...

Traffic-free Sunday in Rome on 10 February

Traffic restrictions on Sunday 10 February to battle smog in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 10 February from 07.30 to 12.30, and from 16.3...

Prisoners begin fixing Rome's roads

Rebibbia prisoners undertake roadworks in Rome suburbs. Specially-trained prisoners from Rome's Rebibbia prison have begun fixing the city's pot-holed roads as part of an agreement between the capita...

Rome prepares for electric scooter sharing

American electric scooter sharing company Lime awaits approval to launch in Rome. A project to introduce electric scooter sharing in Rome has received the approval of the city council but is awaiting...

Rome city bus catches fire in EUR

Latest incident of ATAC bus self-combusting took place in Rome suburb of EUR. A Rome city bus burst into flames near the Laurentina metro station in the EUR district of Rome at around 01.00 on 25 Jan...

Rome gets €425 million to modernise metro system

Italian transport ministry to invest €425 million in Rome metro network. Rome's troubled subway system is to be modernised thanks to an injection of €425 million in state funds, following an agreemen...

Rome public transport strike on 17 January

ATAC announces first strike of the year in Rome. Rome commuters are braced for the first public transport strike of the year on Thursday 17 January, with two strike actions taking place concurrently....

Traffic-free Sunday in Rome on 13 January

Traffic restrictions on Sunday 13 January to battle air pollution in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 13 January from 07.30 to 12.30, and fr...

Rome city bus bursts into flames: first of 2019

First ATAC bus to go on fire in Rome in 2019. A city bus in the east Rome suburb of Tuscolana burst into flames on the morning of 3 January, becoming the first municipal bus to catch fire in the capi...

Rome bus tickets on sale at parking meters

Public transport tickets can be bought at 2,200 parking meters in Rome. Tickets for Rome's public transport network can now be purchased at 2,200 parking meters across the capital, according to an an...

Return of Rome's electric buses

Mini electric buses to return to Rome centre in spring 2019. Rome's little electric buses, which have been absent from the city's streets since October 2017, are set to make a comeback in 2019.The "1...

Rome bans tourist buses from city centre

Tourist coaches to remain out of central Rome from January 2019.Rome's city council has banned tourist buses from entering the historic centre of the capital after receiving approval for the plan from...

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