Rome is the capital of Italy. It played a major role in European history as the seat of the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilization.
Rome, also known as The Eternal City, has a history going back more than 2,500 years. It is now one of the most-visited cities in the EU. It is home to many international companies, and also an important hub of fashion and design. The Vatican City, an independent country, is located within its boundaries. This is an automatic compilation of DW content about Rome.
Italy is home to up to 180,000 Roma and Sinti. Around 40,000 of them live in camps, often in squalid conditions without proper sanitation. The government wants to close these camps and move their residents into social housing. But when Roma families are assigned a flat, there's often uproar in the neighbourhood. Angelo van Schaik reports from Rome.
Several times a week hundreds of volunteers across the Italian capital don blue jerseys and hit the streets. They pick up rubbish, cut grass and improve their neighbourhood, something Rome's city council doesn't take care of. Our reporter, Angelo van Schaik, helped them out on a sunny morning in Rome.
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