22 Dec-30 June. Rome's Museum of Zoology hosts an exhibition showcasing the biodiversity of the capital and its hinterland, based on the museum's latest findings.
The capital's parks and ancient ruins provide a habitat for dozens of species of wild animals and birds whose urbanisation is happening before our eyes.
Within the city's green belt alone there are 1,300 wild plant species, 5,200 types of insects, 16 species of reptile, 140 different bird types and 33 species of mammal.
From turtles to falcons, foxes to parakeets, this exhibition tells the story of how these creatures have adapted to a city environment, how they live and how they interact with humans. See related feature article.