Volcano slowly reawakening on Rome’s doorstep

The string of earthquakes that hit central Italy over the past two months has sparked fears that the country’s capital may be at risk of a “big one” herself.

The series of tremors, all followed by powerful aftershocks, proved the final straw for a number of important architectural landmarks, including the Abbey of Sant-Eutizio in Umbria, and damaged several churches and buildings in the heart of Rome, including the Colosseum

Whilst scientists say¬†there is no risk that Rome will be hit by a “big one”, something different may be threatening the Eternal City: a dormant volcano.

Read More: Volcano slowly reawakening on Rome’s doorstep