News from italy

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...

Ancient scrolls charred by the Vesuvius's eruption could be read with a new x-ray technique

November 2019 |
Ancient scrolls charred by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD79 could be read once again with the use of a new x-ray technique say American scientists. The eruption of the volcano destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their inhabitants...

James Bond in Matera

October 2019 |
A new James Bond movie is being filmed in Matera. “No Time to Die,” the 25th installment of the 007 franchise, began filming in August with nothing less than a breakneck car chase around the southern city. Daniel Craig will play Bond for the  ...

A man used his eights years old kid in drug trafficking in the southwest of Italy

October 2019 |
In September, police in Italy arrested a 48-year-old man suspected of using his young son to take part in drug trafficking in the southwest part of the country. Agostino Cambareri, suspected of leading a drug gang across the  region of...

On August holiday the Italy’s government collapse

October 2019 |
Following the collapse of Italy’s government while Parliament was on holiday in August, a history-making new coalition was sworn in in early September. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the  centre-left Democratic Party...

Volcanoes Stromboli, erupted in late August

October 2019 |
In late August, Stromboli, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, erupted again in what experts classified as a “major” eruption. The volcano has been erupting almost continuously since 1932. In July, a hiker was killed near the summit by a...

Many Dolphins and two whales have been found dead off the Tuscan coast

September 2019 |
Thirty-two dolphins and two whales have been found dead off the Tuscan coast since the beginning of the year. Autopsies showed many of the animals stopped feeding suggesting they were infected with a virus, possibly measles, experts said. "We...

Open Arms charity ship with 124 rescued migrants on board was banned from entering Italian waters

September 2019 |
At press time, an Open Arms charity ship with 124 rescued migrants on board was banned from entering Italian waters. The ship waits in limbo amid the latest migrant standoff with Italy’s government. Italy’s anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo...

Two German tourists were fined and asked to leave the city of Venice

September 2019 |
Two German tourists were fined and asked to leave the city of Venice last month for making themselves a coffee by the steps of the famous Rialto Bridge. Using a newly passed law, police officers fined them €950 ($1,050) for unseemly behavior....
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