News from italy

Berlusconi in Hospital for Covid19

October 2020 |
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to the hospital in early September after testing positive for coronavirus. At press time, 83-year-old Berlusconi was admitted to San Raffaele Hospital as a precautionary measure after...

Costa Cruise sail again

October 2020 |
Italy’s second major cruise line set sail again after a coronavirus furlough of more than five months. Costa Cruises’ Costa Deliziosa embarked in early September from the Adriatic port of Trieste and headed for five stops in southern Italy...

Italian Schools reopen

October 2020 |
At press time, most Italian schools were scheduled to reopen on Sept. 14 and singing will be banned. Government health advisors stated that singing increases the risk of coronavirus transmission and will not be allowed in schools. Italian...

The 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival

October 2020 |
The 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival was the first major international film event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic began. Running from Sept. 2 through Sept. 12, visitors to the oldest film festival in the world were required to...

A glacier in the Mont Blanc massif threaten to break off

September 2020 |
Dozens of people were evacuated from Courmayeur, a resort community in Italy’s Aosta Valley region near the French border, in early August. Mayor Stefano Miserocchi ordered the evacuation of residents and tourists from the northeastern Italian town...

Is an Austrian tourist who damaged Canova's sculpture

September 2020 |
Italian police tracked down an Austrian tourist responsible for damaging a statue at the Gypsotheca Museum in Possagno in northern Italy. Three toes on the right foot of the 19th century sculpture of a reclining Pauline Bonaparte by neoclassical...

Texas billionaire Dan Friedkin buys the Serie A Roma Calcio team

September 2020 |
U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin has signed a deal worth 591 million euros to take over Serie A side Roma. At press time, the deal should go through by the end of August. This is Friedkin’s first significant investment in a sport; he has business...

Genova, Renzo Piano's Bridge is ready

September 2020 |
Two years after the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, which killed 43 people and is considered one of the worst infrastructure disasters in modern Italian history, Renzo Piano’s replacement creation is ready for inauguration. The...

Italy threatened to ban Ryanair

September 2020 |
In August, Italy threatened to ban Dublin-based airline Ryanair from its skies for alleged COVID-19 guideline violations. Ryanair, who was previously criticized by German health authorities, denied all accusations of non-compliance. The Italian...
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