Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought…

Posted July 25, 2017 3:28 pm by Editor

Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought…

Vatican authorities began on Monday to turn off some 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter’s Square, due to a prolonged drought affecting the tiny city state and the city of Rome which surrounds it. Suffocating summer heat has followed two years of lower-than-average rainfall in Rome, forcing the Italian capital to close drinking fountains and consider the prospect of water rationing…

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