News from italy

Naples labelled as one of the world’s ten most dangerous cities

September 2017 |
British newspaper The Sun labelled Naples as one of the world’s ten most dangerous cities alongside Isis-occupied Raqqa in Syria. Sun contributor Guy Birchall wrote “Mafia killings are commonplace in Naples [sic].” The article did not cite any...

Italy is threatening to close its ports as the migrant crisis continues

August 2017 |
Italy is threatening to close its ports and impound rescue ships run by aid agencies as the European migrant crisis continues. More than 500,000 migrants have passed through Italian ports since 2014 (85,000 this year alone) and, as the numbers...

Rome has turned off its public drinking fountains

August 2017 |
Rome has turned off its public drinking fountains to cope with a sever drought. A symbol of the city and a welcome source of refreshment for thousands of locals and tourists, Rome’s public drinking fountains are as emblematic as the Colosseum....

Venice residents protest against tourist influx

August 2017 |
Venice residents marched the streets in protest against tourist influx in July. With slogans such as “Mi no vado via (I’m not leaving)” and “My Future is Venice” locals showed their discontent in the city’s leadership. “In our opinion what needs to...

A mini Pompeii was found in Rome

August 2017 |
A mini Pompeii was found in Rome during metro line excavations. The city’s Metro Line C is being extended and excavations are turning up ancient Roman archaeological finds. After a military barracks was discovered last year, the latest discovery...

The recent G7 leaders meeting did not prove to be a turning point in the refugee crisis

July 2017 |
The recent G7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily did not prove to be a turning point in the refugee crisis. Leaving behind war, poverty and religious issues in Africa, migrants’ struggles for a new life continue. Those completing perilous...

As the British investigate the terrorist attacks, Italian authorities noted their consciences are clear

July 2017 |
As the British investigate the recent terrorist attacks on the London Bridge, Italian authorities noted their consciences are clear. They alerted the British about Youssef Zaghba, one of the extremists. On the Zaghba issue, police chief Franco...

A Swedish university professor helped Italian police crack an art thievery ring

July 2017 |
A Swedish university professor who bought an Italian manuscript online from a Bologna student helped Italian police crack an art thievery ring. The professor alerted the Italian embassy in Sweden when he became curious about an antique ink stamp on...

Laser technology revealed Christian frescoes covered by dirt in Rome's Catacombs

July 2017 |
Laser technology cleanup of the tunnels of Rome’s biggest Catacombs of St. Domitilla revealed Christian frescoes covered by dirt and calcium deposits. At the ceiling center was an image of Christ seated on a throne with two men on either side...
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