24-hour transport strike jams Italy
Subways sit idle, streets congested from Milan to Naples19 March, 14:20
Meanwhile, the auto-loving capital was tied up in gridlock.
Several major transport lines, including the Metro B and railways, were closed. Other lines were operating with limited frequency. In the south, Naples and its surrounding neighborhoods were experiencing heavy traffic, clogging much of the city center.
Transport unions were protesting a contract they say expired more than seven years ago.