Work to resurface Via dei Fori Imperiali finished at the start of October, a month earlier than expected. The work, which began in April 2009, involved the stretch between Piazza Venezia and Via Cavour. Here the sampietrini cobblestones have been reset to make the road smoother, safer and more resistant to damage. Flowerbeds at the sides of the road have also been reworked and now include a new irrigation system. The cost of the renovation was