News from italy

Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest paintings

June 2019 |
One of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest paintings, the “Benois Madonna” also known as the “Madonna and Child with Flowers,” will make a rare return to Italy in honor of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. On loan from the Hermitage Museum...

Facebook shut down more than 20 Italian pages

June 2019 |
Last month, Facebook shut down more than 20 Italian pages spreading misinformation, hate speech and political propaganda leading up to the European elections. "We have removed a series of false and duplicate accounts that violated our SUBSCRIBE...

Minister Matteo Salvini declared Italian waters closed to NGO

June 2019 |
At press time, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and the Italian government planned to issue a decree that would fine NGO rescue boats up to 5,500 euros for each migrant they disembark on to Italian soil. Aid groups say SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

Jannik Sinner claim the first ATP Masters 1000 victory

June 2019 |
Italian teenager Jannik Sinner saved match point as he came from behind to claim the first ATP Masters 1000 victory of his tennis career last month against American SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the article is only available...

Amanda Knox returning to Italy

June 2019 |
Amanda Knox, the American accused and later acquitted of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia in 2007, is returning to Italy for the first time since 2011, when she was SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the article...

Trying to steal a Bruegel masterpiece worth 3 million euro

May 2019 |
Thieves were outwitted by police when trying to steal a Bruegel masterpiece worth 3 million euro. When police were tipped off about the art gang’s plot, they swapped the masterpiece with a fake and set up a sting operation. Installing secret...

Italy’s culture minister has vowed to stop plans to build the “Wheel of Pompei”

May 2019 |
Italy’s culture minister, Alberto Bonisoli has vowed to stop plans to build the “Wheel of Pompeii,” a giant Ferris wheel that would tower over one of Italy’s most precious archaeological sites, should it ever actually cross his desk. According...

Italy offers subsidies to buyers of green vehicles

May 2019 |
As of March 1, Italy offers subsidies of up to 6,000 euros to buyers of green vehicles while the purchase of larger vehicles that run on traditional fuels yield a rise in taxes. Taxpayers who purchase or lease a registered vehicle with...

83 percent of Italians back Italy’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

May 2019 |
Polls conducted by the International Olympic Committee show that 83 percent of Italians back Italy’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. This figure is much higher than the 53 percent figure of Sweden, where...
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