Gondoliers take up scuba diving to clear rubbish from Venice canals

Gondoliers take up scuba diving to clear rubbish from Venice canals

Venice's gondoliers have been swapping straw hats for scuba gear in an effort to clean up the city's polluted canals.

Rats and resignations plague Rome as rubbish crisis intensifies

Rats and resignations plague Rome as rubbish crisis intensifies

Rome residents tape bins shut in protest over rubbish crisis

Rome residents tape bins shut in protest over rubbish crisis

You can now trade plastic bottles for metro tickets in Rome

You can now trade plastic bottles for metro tickets in Rome

‘Disgusting dumpsters’: Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

‘Disgusting dumpsters’: Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears

Rome’s rubbish will be cleaned up ‘within 15 days’: minister

Rome’s rubbish will be cleaned up ‘within 15 days’: minister

Rome begins €12 million makeover of the city’s parks and gardens

Rome begins €12 million makeover of the city’s parks and gardens

Fire in Rome: toxic smoke from waste blaze spreading over the city

Fire in Rome: toxic smoke from waste blaze spreading over the city

Abruzzo agrees to take on Rome’s overflowing rubbish

Abruzzo agrees to take on Rome’s overflowing rubbish

Eternal City’s woes turn up heat on Rome mayor

Eternal City’s woes turn up heat on Rome mayor

Rome’s rubbish crisis has become a political battle – but locals just want their city cleaned up

Rome’s rubbish crisis has become a political battle – but locals just want their city cleaned up

Rome wants to send its rubbish to Austria

Rome wants to send its rubbish to Austria

Rome mulls getting inmates to clean rubbish-strewn streets

Rome mulls getting inmates to clean rubbish-strewn streets

Filthy Rome’s rubbish problem ‘fixed within a month’

Filthy Rome’s rubbish problem ‘fixed within a month’

Modigliani ‘portrait’ found in rubbish tip goes on display

Modigliani ‘portrait’ found in rubbish tip goes on display

Rome risks rubbish pile-up as binmen strike

Rome risks rubbish pile-up as binmen strike

‘New York’s waste issue is worse than Rome’s’

‘New York’s waste issue is worse than Rome’s’

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‘Hire Roma people to sort out rubbish’: Councillor

Sicily to send its rubbish to Austria

Sicily to send its rubbish to Austria

Rome spends €400,000 on rat hunt

Rome spends €400,000 on rat hunt