Good news from Rome: success of campaign to protect Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli

Thursday 31 May 2012

The site of Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli has been freed from the threat of the landfill site that was being planned to dispose of surplus Roman rubbish. Despite the recommendation of the Special Commissioner, the Italian Government has finally recognised international and archaeological anxieties and a newly appointed Commissioner is looking for a different site for the rubbish.

The good news came after Professor John North presented to the Italian Embassy in London an international petition protesting at the Roman authorities decision to place the site next to Hadrian's Wall.

“Good sense has prevailed over short-sighted opportunism”, says the Institute of Classical Studies Director John North.

View news item (in English) from the Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI) / Italian Journalist Agency website

View related news item: Professor John North presents petition to the Italian Embassy to protect Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli


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