Mayor of Rome

Elected in 2016, Virginia Raggi is the current Mayor of Rome and an Italian lawyer. Mayor Raggi is the first woman mayor in the city’s nearly 3,000-year history. Virginia Raggi has advocated for women’s rights and pledged to make Rome more “livable.” As mayor, one of her main priorities is to address congested traffic in the city and renovate the public transit system. Following her election victory, Raggi wrote, ”Finally Rome has a woman as mayor. This is a historic moment. At a time when equal opportunities are still a myth, this victory is of extraordinary value.”