News from italy

Italian voters opted for anti-establishment parties in March's general election

April 2018 |
Italian voters opted for anti-establishment parties in March’s general election. In another blow to the European establishment, about half of the Italian electorate voted for populist parties once considered unconventional and extreme. In Italy’s...

Italy elected its first black senator in history

April 2018 |
Italy elected its first black senator in history. Toni Iwobi, a Nigerian immigrant, is a member of the anti-immigration Lega (League) party. Iwobi was elected in Brescia, Lombardy to the upper house of the country’s parliament. The far-right League...

Italian footballer Davide Astori died at the age of 31

April 2018 |
Italian footballer Davide Astori died at the age of 31 on March 4, 2018. The captain of Italy’s Fiorentina team likely died of cardiac arrest due to a slow heart rate, sources report. Fiorentina and Astori’s former club, Cagliari, announced they...

German discount supermarket Aldi opened its first locations in northern Italy

April 2018 |
German discount supermarket Aldi opened its first locations in northern Italy last month. Although the store gets its namesake from “Albrecht” and “Diskont,” the west German brothers who founded it, the store’s Italian marketing campaign sought out...

Pope Paul VI will soon be made a saint

April 2018 |
Pope Paul VI, who oversaw the sweeping “Vatican II” reforms of the Catholic Church in the 1960s, will soon be made a saint, the Vatican announced last month. The pope put Paul VI on the path of sainthood by beatifying him in October 2014. The Pope...

urkey fined an Italian citizen nearly 100,000 euros

April 2018 |
Turkey fined an Italian citizen nearly 100,000 euros for trying to illegally smuggle white truffles out of the country. The suspect was caught trying to cross the border to Bulgaria. La Turchia ha multato un cittadino italiano di quasi 100.000...

Italian villa featured in the Oscar-winning film is on sale

April 2018 |
The Italian villa featured in the Oscar-winning film for Best Adapted Screenplay, “Call Me by Your Name,” is on the market for 1.5 million euros. The 17th century villa in Lombardy has 14 bedrooms and seven bathrooms and boasts stunning views of...

A town toward the center of Sardinia was selling homes cheaper than a cup of coffee

March 2018 |
A historic hillside town toward the center of Sardinia was selling homes cheaper than a cup of coffee. In an effort to boost the shrinking population of the tiny town, Ollolai, a mini-metropolis which dates back thousands of years, was selling...

Facebook has added a fact-checking feature to articles appearing on the social media site

March 2018 |
Italy is the fifth country added to the short list of countries where Facebook has added a fact-checking feature to articles appearing on the social media site. Italian fact checkers Pagella Politica, who focus on political disinformation, have...
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