Rome, more than 2,700 years in the making, is known for its layers of archae ology.
Residents have complained that cast-iron tops of many old-style lampposts have been changed to look more modern, and that many dome-shaped lamps have been replaced with drab, rectangular lights. “Illumination is atmosphere,“ a resident said,“They are assassins of the beauty of Rome, of its history .“
Officials responsible for the plan said the change was inspired by Los Angeles. Experts said while more cities have turned to LED lighting, “in Italy’s historic cities it is a question of aesthetics“.