News from italy

La Scala Opera House canceled Gala Event

December 2020 |
The Dec. 7 season premiere at Milan’s La Scala opera house, a gala event that is one of Italy’s cultural highlights, is being canceled after an influx of coronavirus infections among musicians and chorus members. The theater’s board of directors...

The Vatican announced, Pope Francis suspending public audiences

December 2020 |
The Vatican announced in early November that, amid a surge of coronavirus infections in Europe, Pope Francis was suspending public audiences and would celebrate all upcoming liturgies without the throngs of faithful present. The Pope returned to...

Winter Olympics in 2026

December 2020 |
More than 1 billion euros ($1.2 million) is slated for a wide span of northern Italy for infrastructure development to improve access to the venues for the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in 2026. The funds will be allocated for road and railway...

Italy has fallen into a new lockdown

December 2020 |
At press time, Italy had put into effect a new lockdown as the second coronavirus wave hit the country. In early November, Italy tallied its highest daily number of both infections and deaths. The country is under a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nationwide...

The Storm Alex hit South-eastern France and North-western Italy

November 2020 |
At press time, at least two people died and dozens are missing after powerful storm Alex hit south-eastern France and north-western Italy. The fierce winds and torrential rain damaged numerous villages with floods and landslides. Roads, bridges and...

Lazio obliging people to wear face masks in public

November 2020 |
The central Lazio region of Italy, which includes Rome, has issued an order obliging people to wear face masks in public, including outdoors, amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases. Fines of €400 will be charged to those who fail to comply. The order...

Napoli football team face an automatic 3-0 defeat for Covid-19

November 2020 |
The Napoli football team did not make an October trip to Turin to play in a top-flight match against Juventus citing coronavirus as the reason. After two team members tested positive, Napoli say they were ordered not to travel by the ASL, their...

Matteo Salvini is in court over migrant detention claims

November 2020 |
At press time, far-right leader Matteo Salvini is in court over migrant detention claims. Salvini allegedly illegally detained migrants at sea. Prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania accused Salvini of abusing his powers as then-interior...

Italy obtains Billions of Euro from European Union

October 2020 |
In July, the European Union (EU) agreed to raise 750 billion euros ($850 billion) in public markets. The plan still has to overcome legislative steps before distributing the historic amount of money in 2021, but former Italian Prime Minister Enrico...
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