Cars and Pizza Ovens Targeted as Italy Combats Air Pollution

  • Rome, Milan take contrasting measures as alert levels breached
  • Wood-fired pizza ovens prohibited by town near Naples

Police patrols Rome to limit vehicles from entering the city center. Photographer: Andrea Ronchini/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Rome and Milan have imposed bans on cars starting Monday, with one small town near Naples prohibiting wood-fired pizza ovens, as Italian authorities seek to combat air-pollution that has breached alert levels in an exceptionally warm and dry winter.

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