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Large cruise ships to be banished from the center of Venice

December 2017
Large cruise ships will soon be banished from the center of Venice, Italy’s transport minister announced recently. The boats have been a long-time sense of frustration to local Venetians who have protested against the pollution and potential damage...


Capracotta: An Italian Town that Refuses to Disappear

November 2017
Many of the villages and small towns that our ancestors left when they came to America are in jeopardy of vanishing. According to informed sources, 6,000 Italian ghost towns are already totally or partially abandoned.  To kick off its...


Italy Football Legend Andrea Pirlo Announces Retirement

November 2017
Andrea Pirlo dice basta al calcio giocato. A 38 anni uno dei più grandi talenti dello sport italiano più amato ha deciso che è giunto il momento di appendere le scarpe al chiodo.Leader dell’Italia Campione del Mondo nel 2006 e capace di vincere...


November 2017 Events

November 2017
Nov. 1 – All Saints Day in Italy. Ognissanti is the feast of all the Saints of the Catholic calendar and is also a public holiday. While most businesses will close, many churches and museums remain open. Nov. 2 – All Souls Day in Italy. Italians...


Did You Know?

November 2017
Nov. 26, 1789: President George Washington, in a response to Congress, declared this date a Day of Publick Thanksgivin [sic]. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November. This was followed for the next...


Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti remains free in Brazil

November 2017
An Italian fugitive who escaped from prison near Rome in 1979 after being convicted of being a member of a gang remains free in Brazil. Cesare Battisti, now 62, spent more than three decades on the run in Mexico and France. Battisti was also...


Italian journalist have been arrested in Venezuela

November 2017
An Italian journalist was among a group of three journalists who have been arrested in Venezuela over a report they were preparing that allegedly planned to showcase overpopulation and inmate malnourishment in a northern Venezuelan prison. Roberto...


Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7

November 2017
Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7 in protest over delays by the transport ministry to update regulations governing private car-hire services. Taxi drivers claim private car-hire and car-share services benefit favorably from...


Cancer might not be as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle as has been thought

November 2017
The presence of tumors found in the mummies of a duke, a king and a prince in Naples could suggest that cancer is not as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle factors as has been thought. The research team from Pisa who conducted the study...


Andrea Pirlo is retiring at the end of this year

November 2017
Andrea Pirlo, Italy’s legendary footballer, is retiring at the end of this year at the age of 38. “You realize yourself that the time has come. Each day, you have physical problems and you can’t train as you would like to because there’s always...


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