Future uncertain for "Botticelle"

They're known in Rome as "botticelle" - the horse drawn carriages that have been offering rides to tourists and locals alike for more than a hundred years. Lining up with the cars, tour busses and delivery vans, this more traditional way of getting across the city may well be banned in Rome in the near future, mainly to protect the welfare of the horses. But while there were up to 700 licensed carriages prior to 1929, today only 41 licensed carriage drivers remain.

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