A garden in the top news stories

May 26, 2012

It is quite rare that a garden becomes a top news story but this week, Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli was at the center of a controversy and reached the frontpages. Authorities decided to build a huge garbage dump nearby the garden, the famous emperor’s summer residence near Rome built between 117 and 138 AD, which is listed as a Unesco’s World Heritage site. The Italian culture minister Lorenzo Ornaghi had threatened to resign and finally the government decided yesterday evening to ditch the plans.


A banner near Hadrian’s villa protesting the plans of the waste dump


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