An investigation has revealed that employees at Rome’s city council have been renting out luxury apartments in desirable locations for far less than their market value.
Examples include an apartment near St Peter’s Basilica that was rented out for €10 a month and another on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the historic city centre rented out for €24 a month. The properties would have commanded rents of around €5000 per month on the open market. The audit team suspects that the apartments were being rented to political allies, business associates and relatives of council officials. Read more: telegraph.co.uk