Rome has been hit by widespread flooding, particularly in the eastern suburbs but also in the city centre, due to a violent storm yesterday evening, October 21, Wanted in Rome warns.
Unexpectedly heavy showers of rain and hailstones led to commuter chaos, causing some motorists to abandon their semi-submerged cars on flooded roads. There are also reports of fallen trees and rubbish floating on streets of the capital.
Rome's public transport provider ATAC has closed four metro stations due to flooding: Colli Albani, Lucio Sestio and Cinecittà on the A line and Pietralata on the B line.
The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, announced that emergency teams worked through the night to "restore the situation to normal as quickly as possible."
Travellers should allow extra time for all journeys.