News from italy

Italy mourns the death of Giuseppina Projetto, dubbed the "grandmother of Italy"

August 2018 |
As Italy mourns the death of Giuseppina Projetto (1903-2018), dubbed the “grandmother of Italy,” the country, at the same time, is celebrating “Nonna Peppa,” now the oldest woman in Europe. Maria Giuseppa Robucci, Nonna Peppa, is 115-years-old and...

Fiat employees announced a strike over the acquisition of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus

August 2018 |
Fiat employees in the southern town of Melfi announced a strike in mid-July over the acquisition of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Turin team Juventus. Both Juventus and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has a large plant in Melfi, are part...

Locals in Rome have taken to the streets to cover the city's potholes with spray paint

August 2018 |
Locals in Rome have taken to the streets to cover the city’s infamous potholes with spray paint. The basta buche (enough holes) movement was launched by mother Graziella Viviano who claims her 26-year-old daughter’s death in a motorcycle accident...

Rome's parks and gardens are now in the hands of inmates with green thumbs

August 2018 |
Rome’s parks and gardens are now in the hands of inmates with green thumbs. The initiative, a joint project of the city and justice ministry, aims to smooth prisoners’ reintegration into society once their sentence has been served. About 100...

George Clooney is recovering after a motorcycle accident which happened in Sardinia

August 2018 |
American actor George Clooney is recovering after a motorcycle accident which happened in Sardinia where he is filming his latest TV series, “Catch-22.” A car failed to respect the right of way and hit Clooney’s scooter. The actor fell and slammed...

Italy and Malta are in a diplomatic spat over migrant arrivals

July 2018 |
Italy and Malta are in a diplomatic spat over migrant arrivals. Italy’s new Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has called out the Maltese government for reportedly refusing to aid a migrant rescue ship which was stranded...

Italy's new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that Russia should return to the G8

July 2018 |
Italy’s new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that Russia should return to the G8 in one of his first foreign policy statements. Commenting from the G7 summit in Canada where the leaders of Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Japan, Canada, and the...

A priest found 36,000 euros in cash inside the confession booth

July 2018 |
A priest found 36,000 euros in cash inside the confession booth of the Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci church in Rome last month. The carabinieri are investigating to determine if the cash is clean or found to be ill-gotten. SUBSCRIBE...

Although Italians failed to qualify for the World Cup a little bit of Italy will be represented at the games

July 2018 |
Although the Italians failed to qualify for the World Cup this year, still leaving a very bitter taste in the mouths of many, a little bit of Italy will be represented at the games. Italian sportswear company, Errea, has been in a partnership with...
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