News from italy

Italian tax police have searched the offices of the editor and two former managers of Il Sole 24

April 2017 |
Italian tax police have searched the offices of the editor and two former managers of Milan’s biggest financial newspaper, Il Sole 24. They are being investigated for allegedly issuing false corporate statements. The probe involves seven...

Sergio Mattarella saved Sabrina DeSousa from jail time

April 2017 |
Italian president Sergio Mattarella saved Sabrina DeSousa from jail time. He granted the former American CIA Agent a partial pardon, reducing her sentence from four years to three years without a need to serve a prison term. She had been convicted...

Archeologists discovered the remains of a walkway used by soldiers during the Middle Ages

April 2017 |
Archeologists working in Rome’s Coliseum discovered the remains of a walkway to the amphitheater used by soldiers during the Middle Ages. In the 12th century, the Frangipane family controlled the property which they converted into a fortress....

Pisa plans to encourage more tourism

April 2017 |
Pisa plans to encourage more tourism by adding a 165-foot-tall temporary Ferris wheel near its Leaning Tower. Construction is planned for this summer where a parking lot now stands. The wheel could become a permanent fixture based on its...

Italy has the lowest average of children per woman

April 2017 |
Italy has the lowest average of children per woman in the world. The much-concerning subject goes along with the equally troubling issue that Italy continues to ‘gray-up.’ About one-fifth of the population is over 65.  I...

Italy's economy continues to struggle

March 2017 |
Italy’s economy continues to struggle. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says the economy stalled in 2016, largely due to the negative impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Confidence has also been lacking because of...

Italy managed to recover 19 billion euros in its fight against tax evasion

March 2017 |
Finance Minister Padoan says that Italy managed to recover a record 19 billion euros in its fight against tax evasion stating (according to the news agency Ansa) that “the government does not wink at the evaders, but at the honest companies...

The amphitheater in Verona will get a giant retractable tarpaulin cover

March 2017 |
The amphitheater in Verona will get a giant retractable tarpaulin cover to protect theater goers from the weather elements. The cover will cost 13.5 million euros and should be in place within the next three years. Almost 90 groups bid on the...

Pope Francis joked: "I am not on tranquillizers."

March 2017 |
Pope Francis joked: “I am not on tranquillizers.” He shrugged off any concern about recent feelings of anxiety inside the Vatican, insisting he is losing no sleep of the infighting among those opposed to his church reforms and...
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