News from italy

The resignation of Ignazio Marino

March 2021 |
Rome's embattled Mayor, Ignazio Marino, has resigned following a scandal over his credit card expenses. Mr. Marino has denied allegations he paid personal restaurant bills using official funds. He offered to pay back €20,000 ($22,500) last month...

Covid-19 Vaccination in Rome Airport

March 2021 |
Rome's Fiumicino airport opened a large Covid-19 vaccination 'hub' which is capable of administering 3,000 shots per day. The 1,500-square-meter site, housed in marquees in space previously used for long-stay parking, is the first major Covid-19...

Skiing in Italy in “Yellow zones”

March 2021 |
Ski resorts in northern Italy's Lombardy region, the epicenter of the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, were set to reopen (at press time) on February 15. Lombardy's decision came after ski slopes got the green light to reopen from the...

New amazing discover in Pompei

February 2021 |
In late December, researchers discovered an exceptionally preserved, frescoed thermopolian – the equivalent of a modern-day snack bar – in the archaeological site of Pompeii. The one-time thriving ancient Roman city was washed away by lava during...

Florence rediscovers a centuries-old food delivery system

February 2021 |
Florence is reviving a centuries-old food delivery system to help cope amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the plague ravaged the Italian city in the 1600s, food was handed to people through small holes in the walls of taverns to stem the...

Dante exhibit at Uffizi in Florence

February 2021 |
Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is opening a virtual Dante exhibit to mark the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death. Eighty-eight rarely seen drawings of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” will be available for viewing online. The virtual show of...

Italian Government rebuilt Colosseum

February 2021 |
Italy's government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor of the Colosseum in Rome and return it to its former glory. The project will have a total budget of €18.5 million ($22.5 million) and the work is due to start this year. The...

Switzerland and Italy Stop all cross-border train services

January 2021 |
Switzerland and Italy have suspended all cross-border train services indefinitely because train personnel do not have the capacity to carry out COVID-19 safety checks. Due to the surge in cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the Italian...

Italy Imposed Red Zone until January 6

January 2021 |
Italy has imposed travel bans, curfews and is not allowing Christmas markets in many of its regions. Many Italian regions are under a partial lockdown and a ban on travel between different regions from December 21 to January 6 has been announced....
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