News from italy

Italians are blaming extreme weather conditions for the plummet in Italy's olive harvest

April 2019 |
Italians are blaming extreme weather conditions for the plummet in Italy’s olive harvest – the worst in 25 years. A 57% plunge in the country’s olive harvest could leave Italy dependent on imports beginning in April, a leading climate scientist has...

Rome's ancient Largo di Torre Argentina will be restored

April 2019 |
Rome’s ancient Largo di Torre Argentina will be restored and opened to the public in 2021. The sacred square once housed four Roman temples and was adjoined by the Theatre of Pompey, Rome’s first permanent theatre and the spot where Julius Caesar...

A long-lost Caravaggio painting discovered in French in 2014 was unveiled in London

April 2019 |
A long-lost Caravaggio painting discovered in the attic of an old house in the southwestern French city of Toulouse in 2014 was unveiled in London last month. Believed to be worth more than $100 million, the painting depictsSUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

Morgan Motor Company is to be bought by an Italian Investment firm

April 2019 |
Morgan Motor Company, one of the last remaining British-owned carmakers, is to be bought by an Italian Investment firm. The 110-year-old classic sports car firm sold a majority holding to Italy’s Investindustrial which owns stakes in a broad range...

An Italian mafia "super-fugitive" has been arrested

April 2019 |
An Italian mafia “super-fugitive,” Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after 14 years on the run. Considered the second-most dangerous man in Italy, Di Lauro (38) was arrested without a fight last month at his home. SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

A series of avalanches claimed the lives of nine skiers

March 2019 |
A series of avalanches during the first week of February claimed the lives of at least nine skiers and snowboarders. Four people who were allegedly skiing off-piste (not skiing on the slopes that are carefully managed by a nearby resort) were hit...

Spanish police are credited with breaking up a branch of Italy's

March 2019 |
Spanish police are credited with breaking up a branch of Italy’s Camorra crime group, the “Marranella” clan. Spanish authorities arrested 14 people who they believe stole hashish from rival drug traffickers in Spain and then transported to Rome in...

The Italian government launched their "citizens' income" website

March 2019 |
The Italian government launched their “citizens’ income” website last month after an unprecedented standoff between Italy’s government, led by the M5S, and the European Commission who rejected the big-spending budget with a warning it could pave...

Italy had lurched back into recession

March 2019 |
Contradictory to Italian deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio’s predictions regarding Italy’s economic status early this year saying that the country was on the cusp of an economic miracleSUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the...
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