News from italy

Open Arms charity ship with 124 rescued migrants on board was banned from entering Italian waters

September 2019 |
At press time, an Open Arms charity ship with 124 rescued migrants on board was banned from entering Italian waters. The ship waits in limbo amid the latest migrant standoff with Italy’s government. Italy’s anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo...

Two German tourists were fined and asked to leave the city of Venice

September 2019 |
Two German tourists were fined and asked to leave the city of Venice last month for making themselves a coffee by the steps of the famous Rialto Bridge. Using a newly passed law, police officers fined them €950 ($1,050) for unseemly behavior....

Two U.S. tourists were arrested in Rome. One confessed to the killing of Italian policeman

September 2019 |
Two U.S. tourists were arrested in Rome in July in connection with the stabbing death of Italian policeman, Mario Cerciello Rega. One of the arrested has reportedly confessed to the killing, at press time. The U.S. students, age 18 and 19 were...

Italian Top Court said, School meal home-packed can be a possible violation of the principies of equality

September 2019 |
Parents have reacted angrily to a decision by Italy’s top court which states that the right to eat packed lunches in schools is not “unconditional.” Italy’s Supreme Court said that schools should have the autonomy to decide if children are...

Italian Police arrested Sea-Watch 3 captain

August 2019 |
At the end of June, Italian police arrested the German captain of a charity ship who had rescued 53 migrants off Libya on June 12. Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete was taken into custody after a two-week standoff with Italian authorities...

Florence: A painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1943 returned to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

August 2019 |
A painting stolen by Nazi troops from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence in 1943 is being returned to the museum by a German family which had it in its possession for years. In January, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said that Germany had a “moral...

Genoa: Morandi bridge's demolitions

August 2019 |
Ten months after the giant Morandi Genoa bridge collapsed, demolition experts blew up the remains of the bridge. Thousands of people were evacuated at the end of June ahead of explosions that brought down two large towers consisting...

European Union face disciplinary action against Italy

July 2019 |
Italy could face disciplinary action over its failure to respect European Union spending rules. The European Commission found that Italy’s public debt stood at more than 130 percent of GDP in 2018. This figure is far above the 60 percent limit...

Bad weather on Italy

July 2019 |
An unseasonal hailstorm in early June in the Lecce province caused snowplows to take to the streets to remove up to 15cm of ice. Locals were seen in shorts and t-shirts digging their cars out of the ice. The storm also brought damage to crops in...
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