18 July. Retake Roma, the volunteer movement which tackles urban decay in the capital, is holding an event aimed at Rome's international community, in Piazzale Appio on Monday 18 July from 17.30-20.30.
In addition to removing illegal graffiti and stickers, the Midsummer Chillout and Retake involves aperitivi at LeFoodie, art, live music and English conversation. Throughout the event Rome-based artist Katherine Krizek will turn rubbish cans into street art and Italian singer songwriter Francesco Bolognesi will perform live.
The clean-up is supported by the group American Free Exchange and the US Mission to the UN agencies in Rome, together with refuse management agency AMA Roma and the Roman police décor section PICS.
See Wanted in Rome feature article about Retake Roma by Jonathan Balog.