Monday, June 05, 2023


The green architecture Fo.Ro. project. Images courtesy of

Star architect to design Rome’s first green architecture

Top architect Mario Cucinella is to design Rome’s first foray into green architecture, the ‘Fo.Ro’. The Foresta Romana (Roman Forest) project aims to vie with Milan’s iconic Vertical Forest designed by another famous architect, Stefano Boeri.

eco-vandalism at Trevi fountain in Rome

Vatican condemns eco-vandalism

The Vatican has condemned so-called eco-vandalism, the act of targeting cultural heritage, in a document on tourism.

Von der Leyen says EU will provide €6billion for natural disasters prevention in NRRP funding

€6billion from EU to protect Italy against natural disasters

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU-funded post-Covid National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) includes six billion euros to reduce Italy’s exposure to natural disasters, such as floods and landslides.