News from italy

Pink glacial ice appearance in the Alps

August 2020 |
Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change. While there is debate as to where the algae come from, Biagio Di Mauro of Italy’s...

The UK reopens to Italians after the quarantine.

August 2020 |
The UK published a list of European countries exempt from a quarantine rule in early July. Italy is part of the list of “lower risk countries” after being designated as one of the hardest hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year....

Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled for two Italian marines

August 2020 |
Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 are entitled to immunity from prosecution in India, a court has ruled. Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Lattore were guarding an Indian oil tanker off the Indian coast...

Ocean Vikings rescue migrants in july

August 2020 |
In July, Italy granted permission for 180 migrants rescued by a charity-run ship in the Mediterranean to disembark in the country. After a more than 1-week standoff, the Ocean Viking, operated by rescue group SOS Mediterranèe, was able to dock. The...

Italian and French authorities recovered a stolen artwork

July 2020 |
Italian and French authorities recovered a stolen piece of artwork last month. Last year, French officials announced the theft of the piece, a black image appearing to depict a person mourning, painted by British artist Banksy. The piece SUBSCRIBE...

Sir Paul McCartney criticized the Italian government

July 2020 |
Sir Paul McCartney publicly criticized the Italian government in early June over an “outrageous” decree preventing concertgoers from getting refunds on shows that were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Part of his “Freshen Up” tour...

Italy unlocks the Lockdown - but Covid is not won

July 2020 |
Italy has moved to its final stage in easing lockdown restrictions. Domestic travel between regions is now allowed and Italy has opened its international borders. While Italians have freedom to move about their country, the Prime Minister Conte...

The Italian “Serie A” back in the game

July 2020 |
Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed that Serie A will resume on June 20. Suspended as of March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian Football Federation set an Aug. 20 deadline for finishing the 2019-20 season. Players...

A Roman mosaic discovered in Valpollicella

July 2020 |
A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching. According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella, north of Verona, more than a...
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