News from italy

A unique opportunity for research of Rome’s urban beehives

June 2020 |
The coronavirus epidemic offered a unique opportunity for research of Rome’s urban beehives. For three years, members of the carabinieri, the military police which has a special force charged with protecting forests and the environment, have been...

The Siena Palio has cancelled for coronavirus pandemic

June 2020 |
For the first time since WWII, Italy has cancelled the Siena Palio. Due to the coronavirus, Italy’s most famous horserace will not take place this summer, the city of Siena announced in May. The Palio, a tradition dating back centuries, attracts...

The italian Lockdown will be “Open” in June

June 2020 |
At press time, the Italian government plans to lift restrictions on travel between regions of Italy, as of June 3. Crossing from one region to another will be tightly limited until June 2, but as of June 3, travel will only be restricted if an area...

Tornie De Paolo

May 2020 |
Tomie DePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator of “Strega Nona,” died on March 30 at the age of 85 in his home state of New Hampshire. DePaola had suffered a fall the week prior which he was badly injured in and died of complications...

The first National Dante Day

May 2020 |
On March 25, Italy marked its first national Dante Day. Dante Day was established to celebrate two anniversaries. This year, 2020, marks the 700th anniversary of the completion of the “Divine Comedy” and March 25, 2021 will mark the 700th...

Italian Lockdown, Governament offices closed

May 2020 |
With many government offices closed during Italy’s lockdown, the country has extended the validity of all identity documents including residence permits, identity cards and driving licenses. An updated national emergency decree on March 23 included...

Pope Francis Blessing the World vs COVID-19

May 2020 |
Pope Francis delivered an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on March 27 to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pope held the special Urbi et Orbi, which is typically reserved only for Christmas and Easter, from the...

Juventus players agreed to stop to being pay for save the club

May 2020 |
Juventus players and their manager, Maurizio Sarri, have agreed to their pay being stopped for four months to save the club an estimated 90 million euros during the coronavirus pandemic. The squad which includes Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo...

Brexit day, change the rules for italian citizenship

April 2020 |
The rules have changed for British nationals looking for Italian citizenship as of January 31, 2020 otherwise known as Brexit Day. Prior to Brexit, British nationals could apply for Italian citizenship after living in Italy for four years. Now,...
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