News from italy

Italy unlocks the Lockdown - but Covid is not won

July 2020 |
Italy has moved to its final stage in easing lockdown restrictions. Domestic travel between regions is now allowed and Italy has opened its international borders. While Italians have freedom to move about their country, the Prime Minister Conte...

The Italian “Serie A” back in the game

July 2020 |
Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed that Serie A will resume on June 20. Suspended as of March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian Football Federation set an Aug. 20 deadline for finishing the 2019-20 season. Players...

A Roman mosaic discovered in Valpollicella

July 2020 |
A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching. According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella, north of Verona, more than a...

The governament Subsidy for Bicyclette or electric scooter

June 2020 |
Masstransitmag.com reports “The Italian government will offer a 70 percent subsidy, capped at 500 euros ($540), for people who buy a new bicycle or electric scooter or sign up to bike and scooter sharing services. Transport Minister Paola De...

A unique opportunity for research of Rome’s urban beehives

June 2020 |
The coronavirus epidemic offered a unique opportunity for research of Rome’s urban beehives. For three years, members of the carabinieri, the military police which has a special force charged with protecting forests and the environment, have been...

The Siena Palio has cancelled for coronavirus pandemic

June 2020 |
For the first time since WWII, Italy has cancelled the Siena Palio. Due to the coronavirus, Italy’s most famous horserace will not take place this summer, the city of Siena announced in May. The Palio, a tradition dating back centuries, attracts...

The italian Lockdown will be “Open” in June

June 2020 |
At press time, the Italian government plans to lift restrictions on travel between regions of Italy, as of June 3. Crossing from one region to another will be tightly limited until June 2, but as of June 3, travel will only be restricted if an area...

Tornie De Paolo

May 2020 |
Tomie DePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator of “Strega Nona,” died on March 30 at the age of 85 in his home state of New Hampshire. DePaola had suffered a fall the week prior which he was badly injured in and died of complications...

The first National Dante Day

May 2020 |
On March 25, Italy marked its first national Dante Day. Dante Day was established to celebrate two anniversaries. This year, 2020, marks the 700th anniversary of the completion of the “Divine Comedy” and March 25, 2021 will mark the 700th...
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