Police in the city have begun an investigation, saying that the inquiry had been opened after “aggravated” threats.
An effigy of climate activist Greta Thunberg has been found strung up and hanging from a bridge in Rome.
Dressed in a yellow poncho, the effigy had Greta’s pigtail braids with a sign in English saying “Greta is your God”.
Police in the city have begun an investigation after images of the dummy were shared on social media, saying that the inquiry had been opened after “aggravated” threats.
Local media reports say the effigy was strung up by a group called Gli Svegli (The Awake in English).
Rome mayor Viginia Raggi said in a post on Twitter that she stood in “solidarity” with the 16-year-old Swede and her family.
The incident comes as climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion have begun two weeks of demonstrations across the world in an attempt to get governments to change environmental policy.
More than 280 activists have been arrested in London after just a day.