News from italy

Matteo Salvini, Nutella ... and Turkish hazelnuts

January 2020 |
Former Deputy PM Matteo Salvini swore he will no longer eat Nutella after finding out the product is made using Turkish nuts. Salvini has long used food as a symbol of Italy’s national identity as he regularly poses with espresso and shares images...

Evacuated 10.000 people in Turin for a british bomb

January 2020 |
More than 10,000 people were evacuated from central Turin in early December as experts worked to diffuse a WWII bomb. The British bomb, dropped on the city during the war, contained 140 pounds of dynamite. A detonator on the SUBSCRIBE...

A landing fee for be a turist in Venice

January 2020 |
Venice’s city council has approved plans to introduce a contributo di accesso (landing fee) beginning July 1, 2020. The charge will apply to tourists not staying overnight and is set at €3 standard rate rising to SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

A canvas by Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi sold for €4.8 million

January 2020 |
A newly discovered canvas by the female 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi sold for almost €4.8 million last month, a record for the artist, auction house Artcurial said. The painting “Lucretia” depicts the ancient Roman noblewoman...

Italian producers of balsamic vinegar lost a legal challenge

January 2020 |
Italian producers of balsamic vinegar have lost a legal challenge with the EU’s top court to prevent a German company from using the names “aceto” or “aceto balsamico” to market its vinegar products. The Consortium for SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

Italy, first country with schools lessons about climate change

December 2019 |
Italy will become the first country to make climate change lessons required in schools. Education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti announced that all schools will SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the article is only available for our...

Prosecco-flavored limited edition Pringles were seized

December 2019 |
Officials in Italy seized 250 cans of Prosecco-flavored Pringles after claims the company used the sparkling wine’s name without permission. Pringles produced the limited edition flavor in SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the...

A new fresco discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

December 2019 |
Archaeologists have uncovered a well-preserved fresco of two fighting gladiators in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The city is undergoing a new phase of SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the article is only available for our...

New taxes on plastic and sugary drinks in Italy's 2020 budget

December 2019 |
Italy’s 2020 budget, designed to raise 1.3 billion euros, will include new taxes on plastic and sugary drinks. The plastic tax rides a wave of international action against pollution and is SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the...
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