News from italy

A glacier in the Mont Blanc massif threaten to break off

September 2020 |
Dozens of people were evacuated from Courmayeur, a resort community in Italy’s Aosta Valley region near the French border, in early August. Mayor Stefano Miserocchi ordered the evacuation of residents and tourists from the SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

Is an Austrian tourist who damaged Canova's sculpture

September 2020 |
Italian police tracked down an Austrian tourist responsible for damaging a statue at the Gypsotheca Museum in Possagno in northern Italy. Three toes on the right foot of the 19th century sculpture of a SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This...

Texas billionaire Dan Friedkin buys the Serie A Roma Calcio team

September 2020 |
U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin has signed a deal worth 591 million euros to take over Serie A side Roma. At press time, the deal should go through by the end of SUBSCRIBE NOW! online + newspaper This section of the article is only available for...

Genova, Renzo Piano's Bridge is ready

September 2020 |
Two years after the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, which killed 43 people and is considered one of the worst infrastructure disasters in modern Italian history, Renzo Piano’s replacement creation is SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

Italy threatened to ban Ryanair

September 2020 |
In August, Italy threatened to ban Dublin-based airline Ryanair from its skies for alleged COVID-19 guideline violations. Ryanair, who was previously criticized by German health authorities, denied all accusations of non-compliance. The Italian...

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...
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