News from italy

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....

Prime Minister Conte Postpone Ski Season

January 2021 |
At press time, Italian Prime Minister Conte, along with several other EU leaders are trying to coordinate a Europe-wide deal to postpone the ski season. Many Europeans travel all over the continent to different ski resorts over the Christmas...

The Italian Government is adding many incentives

January 2021 |
The Italian government is adding many incentives to entice consumers to pay electronically instead of in cash for products and services. A new cashback incentive launched in early December offers an automatic refund from the state to citizens...

Alitalia Flight COVID free

January 2021 |
The first “COVID-tested” flight arrived in Rome from New York in early December. The initiative designed to open air routes between the U.S. and Europe blocked by the pandemic was successful in its first flight. Passengers had to show they had...

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...
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