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.
France registered more than 40,000 cases over a 24-hour period. Italy has also reported a one-day record number of infections, while a late night curfew is set to take effect in Rome. Follow the latest from DW.
Plastic bottles — they are everywhere and, admittedly, pretty useful. But how to manage the waste? Rome is one of many cities looking for a solution. In a new program, the Italian capital has tied recycling plastic bottles to using public transportation — in a very direct way. But will this unusual scheme work? Angelo van Schaik reports from the eternal city.
Plastic — it’s forever, quite literally, as it only breaks down into ever-smaller pieces. Worldwide, communities are seeking solutions to this persistent problem. Rome is rolling out an inventive idea for how to manage used plastic bottles in its subways. A Rwandan DW journalist talks about how Africa's plastic bag bans are faring. Plus, single-use plastic in the medical sector — what can be done?