News from italy

Italy could shut down its coal-fired

July 2023 |
According to Reuters, Italy could shut down its coal-fired power stations in 2024, a year earlier than planned, if gas prices remain at current low levels, Environment Minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin said last month. Italy, which had to find an...

An American man decides to return the archaeological finds from Naples

June 2023 |
An American man has returned 30 antiquities to Italy after reading a Guardian report about a compatriot who sent 19 antiquities back to their countries of origin amid growing coverage of looted ancient artefacts. Jay Stanley, who lives in Ben...

A real Tuscan Bridge in Da Vinci's picture “Monna Lisa”

June 2023 |
A small town in Tuscany is revelling in excitement after it was claimed that the bridge painted in the backdrop of the most famous portrait in the world – Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa – belongs to the town. The Italian historian Silvano Vinceti...

Napoli won the italian championship after 33 years

June 2023 |
Napoli won its first Serie A title in 33 years after coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Udinese at the Dacia Arena, Udine earlier this month. The league title is the club’s first since 1990, when the late Diego Maradona – after whom...

A high-speed train will connect Rome to Pompeii

May 2023 |
Italy’s culture minister has announced a €35 million plan for a new high-speed train route between the ancient city of Pompeii and central Rome as well as Rome’s Fiumicino airport. Visitors hoping to tour Italy’s most famous sights in limited time...

The Italian government will fine anyone who uses English in official communications

May 2023 |
A right-wing Italian lawmaker wants to pass a law that will ban the use of English in official documents, prompting hefty fines for those who do not comply. But some politicians close to Italy's first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, are...

Papa Francesco return to Greece Parthenon ornament

May 2023 |
The desire of Pope Francis to right a wrong has led to the official return to Greece from the Vatican of three ornately carved fragments that once adorned the Parthenon. The sculptures were unveiled on the upper floor of the Acropolis Museum,...

Earthquake in Umbria

April 2023 |
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit Perugia in Italy's central Umbria region on March 9 causing little damage but leaving residents shaken. The earthquake hit at 4:05 p.m. local time and reached a magnitude of 4.4, according to the National Institute of...

fourteen desperate migrants drown in the sea

April 2023 |
Fourteen people drown when an Italy-bound boat sunk off the coast of Tunisia. People from sub-Saharan African countries trying to cross the Mediterranean after a rise in racist incidents against Black Africans in Tunisia were on board. Tunisia’s...
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