News from italy

A bar in Lecce holds the title of Best Bar in Italy

November 2017 |
A bar in Lecce holds the title of Best Bar in Italy for the second time in five years according to Italy’s Gambero Rosso food and drink guide. 300mila Lounge offers classic cocktails and bar snacks alongside alcoholic coffees and a vast range of...

Italian "most wanted mafioso", was arrested in Montevideo, Uruguay

October 2017 |
An Italian man, dubbed Italy’s “most wanted mafioso,” was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay in early September. Rocco Morabito, who was described as a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, the Calabrian Mafia, and one of the top leaders in the...

6,000-year-old Italian wine found in a Sicilian cave

October 2017 |
Researchers have found 6,000-year-old Italian wine in a Sicilian cave. An ancient copper container unearthed in a cave on Monto Kronio contained traces of wine dating back to the fourth millennia B.C., according to a research team from the...

Paolo Sorrentino is behind a biopic film of Silvio Berlusconi

October 2017 |
Award-winning Gomorra director Paolo Sorrentino is behind a highly anticipated biopic film of the flamboyant former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. The flick is expected to delve into the personal life of Berlusconi, from his famous “Bunga Bunga”...

More than 40 percent of the Italian coastline is polluted

October 2017 |
More than 40 percent of the Italian coastline is polluted says a study by a research ship from the Italian government organization Legambiente. The company’s Goletta Verde (Green Boat) has been sailing Italy’s coastline for the last 30 years to...

The source of Italy’s River Po has completely dried up

October 2017 |
The source of Italy’s River Po, the longest river in Italy, has completely dried up due to prolonged drought this summer. Across the entire Po basin, there was 10 percent less rainfall in August 2017 than the same month last year, according to Arpa...

Firefighters are being held on suspicion of starting non-existent wildfires

September 2017 |
Fifteen volunteer firefighters are being held on suspicion of starting or reporting non-existent wildfires in Sicily in a bonus payments scam. The volunteers have been arrested for allegedly trying to earn 10 euros per hour for putting out fake or...

UK model was kidnapped in Italy after being promised a photoshoot

September 2017 |
Model Chloe Ayling of the UK was kidnapped in Italy in July after being promised a photoshoot. Ayling was held for six days at a remote location just outside of Turin. Her kidnappers allegedly told her they were planning on selling her as a slave...

Pietro Parolin has met with President Putin

September 2017 |
Pietro Parolin, the number two in the Vatican hierarchy and its de-facto foreign minister, was set to travel to Russia at the end of August. His schedule included a meeting with President Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox church, Patriarch...
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