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The Rome Sustainable Food Project garden at the American Academy in Rome.

Rome isn’t all paved piazzas and cobblestoned streets. The city is unbelievably green (and even more so due to a rainy winter and spring). Aside from its hundreds of parks, Rome now counts 150 urban gardens, a 50% increase since last year. Check out Zappata Romana’s map for a survey of these fertile gardens (both legally sanctioned and unofficially established) and visit their website (Italian and English) for info about how to get involved.