News from italy

Children save in their car seat

March 2020 |
Last November, Italy passed a law requiring vehicles to have a safety device that alerts drivers if a child has been left behind in the rear seat or a car seat. The new law is designed to prevent hot car deaths. Some devices can send visual or...

Mirella Freni died last month

March 2020 |
Italian opera singer Mirella Freni died last month at the age of 84. Broadway playwright Albert Innaurato dubbed the soprano “the last prima donna.” She made her professional debut at Modena’s Teatro Municipale as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen” on...

The bright yellow mimosa flower bloomed early

March 2020 |
Northwestern Italians rushed to harvest the bright yellow mimosa flower crops last month. The local economy in the low and isolated hills around Seborga on the Riviera dei Fiori has been largely dependent on the sale of the flowers for the last 50...

High-speed train derailed in Lodi, two people died

March 2020 |
Two people were killed after a high-speed train derailed on Feb. 6 near the northern Italian city of Lodi. Many more were injured. The train was travelling from Milan to the southern city of Salerno. The trains typically run at about 186 mph....

Domino’s Pizza plans to open 880 new locations in Italy

March 2020 |
Domino’s Pizza reportedly plans to open 880 new locations in Italy by 2030. The well-known American pizza chain opened its first location in Milan, Italy in 2015. Alessandro Lazzaroni, CEO of Domino’s in Italy told The Local Domino’s restaurants...

An avalanche on the Val Senales killed three German skiiers

February 2020 |
A woman and two young girls were killed in an avalanche on the Val Senales glacier in South Tyrol, Italy last month. More were reported injured. The group was hit by a large snow slide at around 2,000m up the glacier. It is reported that the...

“Portrait of a Lady” by Klimt was stolen in Piacenza... maybe is a fake?

February 2020 |
On February 22, 1997, artist Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady” was stolen from the Ricci-Oddi modern art gallery in Piacenza in Northern Italy. The frame of the painting was discarded on the roof of the building in an apparent attempt to show...

Vogue Italia go green

February 2020 |
Vogue Italia dropped photoshoots from its January issue to make a green statement. Instead of the traditional photos, eight illustrated covers featured work by different artists depicting real-life models wearing Gucci. The move is intended to...

Rome's Major moved souvenir stands for “decorum and security”

February 2020 |
Souvenir stands in front of some of Rome’s most prized monuments will be moved in an attempt to improve the city’s “decorum and security.” Rome’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, said the stalls are incongruous with their surroundings. Seventeen stalls will...
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