News from italy

The Milan-Sanremo cycling race canceled for Covid-19

April 2020 |
The Milan-Sanremo race, one of cycling’s most prestigious one-day events was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The race is one of the sport’s five “monument” classics and was scheduled for March 21. Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico...

All of Italy quarantined by Corona virus

April 2020 |
As of press time, Italy was on lockdown as thousands of new cases of coronavirus emerged overseas. Schools were closed on Thursday, March 5 across the country and remained closed for the following 10 days. Fans were banned from attending sporting...

Children save in their car seat

March 2020 |
Last November, Italy passed a law requiring vehicles to have a safety device that alerts drivers if a child has been left behind in the rear seat or a car seat. The new law is designed to prevent hot car deaths. Some devices can send visual or...

Mirella Freni died last month

March 2020 |
Italian opera singer Mirella Freni died last month at the age of 84. Broadway playwright Albert Innaurato dubbed the soprano “the last prima donna.” She made her professional debut at Modena’s Teatro Municipale as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen” on...

The bright yellow mimosa flower bloomed early

March 2020 |
Northwestern Italians rushed to harvest the bright yellow mimosa flower crops last month. The local economy in the low and isolated hills around Seborga on the Riviera dei Fiori has been largely dependent on the sale of the flowers for the last 50...

High-speed train derailed in Lodi, two people died

March 2020 |
Two people were killed after a high-speed train derailed on Feb. 6 near the northern Italian city of Lodi. Many more were injured. The train was travelling from Milan to the southern city of Salerno. The trains typically run at about 186 mph....

Domino’s Pizza plans to open 880 new locations in Italy

March 2020 |
Domino’s Pizza reportedly plans to open 880 new locations in Italy by 2030. The well-known American pizza chain opened its first location in Milan, Italy in 2015. Alessandro Lazzaroni, CEO of Domino’s in Italy told The Local Domino’s restaurants...

An avalanche on the Val Senales killed three German skiiers

February 2020 |
A woman and two young girls were killed in an avalanche on the Val Senales glacier in South Tyrol, Italy last month. More were reported injured. The group was hit by a large snow slide at around 2,000m up the glacier. It is reported that the...

“Portrait of a Lady” by Klimt was stolen in Piacenza... maybe is a fake?

February 2020 |
On February 22, 1997, artist Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” was stolen from the Ricci-Oddi modern art gallery in Piacenza in Northern Italy. The frame of the painting was discarded on the roof of the building in an apparent attempt to show...
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