The installation of a ladder in the attic of a house on the west side of Rome has been made official, as it will allow those in the area to access the web from their apartments.
The installation was carried out in the early hours of this morning, as part of a programme to increase the visibility of web-enabled technology in Rome.
The building, located on the Via della Bologna in Rome’s suburb of Bolognese, was the subject of a recent project to improve the visibility in the building, which will be made even more visible when it is covered by a new fence and security cameras.
The project was organised by a group of Italian architects, designers and construction workers, and the installation was completed yesterday.
“We need to show the web to those in our neighbourhood that can’t see it,” said one of the project’s founders, Giuseppe Bocca.
“A lot of people cannot access the internet from the apartment and the attic, but for those living in this area, the web is available and you can find the information online.”
While it may not be the first time the Italian capital has been visited by internet-enabled technologies, the installation will be the city’s first of its kind.