News from italy

Pope Francis will Open a Meeting

June 2021 |
The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will open a meeting on the demographic crisis facing Italy and other nations, entitled “General States of Birth.” The Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened a preexisting trend in declining birthrates in Italy,...

Italy 3-day lockdown over Easter Holiday

May 2021 |
Italy enforced a strict 3-day lockdown over Easter weekend in an effort to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over the holiday. All Italian regions were in the “red-zone” – the highest tier of restrictions. Non-essential movement was banned;...

No more Cruise Ships entering in Venice

May 2021 |
Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic center of Venice. The decision came in response to a request from the U.N. cultural body UNESCO. Large ships will now have to dock at the city’s industrial port until a...

From New York to Milan on the first “quarantine-free” flight

May 2021 |
Travelers from New York arrived in Italy’s Milan Malpensa airport on the route’s first Covid-tested and “quarantine-free” flight on April 3. “It is the first ever flight from New York since the end of March 2020. It took a year to restart this...

Rome welcomes its first female traffic controller

May 2021 |
Rome welcomes its first female traffic controller to work atop the retractable podium in Rome’s famous Piazza Venezia. Cristina Corbucci claimed the coveted role, making her debut in late March. The white-gloved vigili (traffic officers)...

New Coronavirus restrictions in Italy

April 2021 |
In early March, Italy announced that it would further tighten coronavirus restrictions in three of its 20 regions, after health officials warned of the growing spread of new, highly contagious variants. "The virus is spreading rapidly across...

New discovery in Pompeii

April 2021 |
Archaeologists in Italy have unveiled a ceremonial chariot they discovered near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The four-wheeled carriage was found near a stable where three horses were uncovered back in 2018. Experts believe it was likely used...

Italian ambassador killed in Congo

April 2021 |
Italians mourned the death of Luca Attanasio, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was killed in an ambush with his bodyguard and their driver while taking part in a humanitarian convoy with the World Food Program in...

A landslide plunges a 100-year-old cemetery into the sea

April 2021 |
Hundreds of coffins tumbled from their resting place in northwest Italy when a landslide destabilized a 100-year-old cliffside cemetery in late February. Video showed emergency workers in boats searching for the estimated 200 coffins in the waters...
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