ROME: As Rome's first female mayor, Virginia Raggi faces a series of challenges described by one expert as "mission impossible". Here are some of the top issues she will be grappling with:
New mayor's priorities
Transparency in an administration rocked by serial scandals, to be achieved in cooperation with the national anti-corruption body.
Improved public transport with an increased number of buses and trams, more reserved lanes for buses and taxis, a clampdown on double-parking and measures to encourage cycling.
Better garbage collection and recycling. Crackdown on fly-tipping and littering.
Raggi wants to reduce the numbers of Roma and Sinti people staying in camps around the capital via a survey of their assets. Anyone with property elsewhere will be asked to leave.
Olympic bid: Raggi wants to use sport, art and culture to bolster Rome's international image. But she has said the bid for the 2024 Games, backed by the government, is not a priority.
Her position on the Olympics appeared to soften however during the campaign and she has said she will appoint a bid backer, ex-rugby international Andrea Lo Cicero, as her sports supremo.
Rome's debts: Raggi has not said how she plans to reduce the crippling municipal debt burden of more than 12 billion euros ($13.5 billion), beyond ordering an audit of city finances.
Raggi has also been vague about streamlining the city's 60,000 workforce, notorious for chronic absenteeism: on any given day, one in five employees is not at his or her desk.
With all these items and more on her to-do list, Raggi is looking at a "mission impossible", according to Roberto D'Alimonte, political science professor at Rome's Luiss university.