News from italy

Hundreds of farmers in Rome to protest against a surging number of wild boars

December 2019 |
Hundreds of farmers gathered in Rome last month to protest against a surging number of wild boars they allege are ruining their crops and land. The farmers say the boars, which are prolific breeders, need to be better controlled and rules...

New taxes on plastic and sugary drinks in Italy's 2020 budget

December 2019 |
Italy’s 2020 budget, designed to raise 1.3 billion euros, will include new taxes on plastic and sugary drinks. The plastic tax rides a wave of international action against pollution and is intended to raise almost 1 billion euros on its own, a...

A new fresco discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

December 2019 |
Archaeologists have uncovered a well-preserved fresco of two fighting gladiators in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The city is undergoing a new phase of excavation, the “Great Pompeii” project, funded by the EU and Italy. This fresco was found...

Prosecco-flavored limited edition Pringles were seized

December 2019 |
Officials in Italy seized 250 cans of Prosecco-flavored Pringles after claims the company used the sparkling wine’s name without permission. Pringles produced the limited edition flavor in December 2018. The cans were seized from a supermarket in...

Italy, first country with schools lessons about climate change

December 2019 |
Italy will become the first country to make climate change lessons required in schools. Education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti announced that all schools will dedicate almost one hour per week to climate change issues beginning at the start of the...

Reopen Cinque Terre “Lover’s Lane”

November 2019 |
Italy will finally reopen Cinque Terre “Lover’s Lane.” The Via dell’Amore (Path of Love or Lover’s Lane), the cliffside walk that links the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola on northwest Italy’s most famous stretch of coastline, has been at...

Italy’s parliament cut the number of representatives in both houses

November 2019 |
Italy’s parliament voted to reduce the size of parliament to “save 1 billion euros in a decade.” The plan is to cut the number of representatives in both houses by more than a third. The Five Star Movement, the main party in Italy’s governing...

Washington announced 25% TAXS on Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano and provolone cheeses

November 2019 |
Washington announced that over 150 products from across Europe will face a 25 percent tariff starting in mid-October. Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano and provolone cheeses were on the long list of tariffs applied to products by President Trump...

Trash-for-tickets in Rome. A Metro Tickets with 30 empty plastic bottles

November 2019 |
You can now trade trash for Metro tickets in Rome. With garbage bins overflowing in the streets all over the Eternal City, the local government is using an eco-friendly and innovative way to battle the problem. Machines offer Italians a five cent...
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