News from italy

Italian Lockdown, Governament offices closed

May 2020 |
With many government offices closed during Italy’s lockdown, the country has extended the validity of all identity documents including residence permits, identity cards and driving licenses. An updated national emergency decree on March 23 included...

Pope Francis Blessing the World vs COVID-19

May 2020 |
Pope Francis delivered an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on March 27 to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pope held the special Urbi et Orbi, which is typically reserved only for Christmas and Easter, from the...

Juventus players agreed to stop to being pay for save the club

May 2020 |
Juventus players and their manager, Maurizio Sarri, have agreed to their pay being stopped for four months to save the club an estimated 90 million euros during the coronavirus pandemic. The squad which includes Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo...

Brexit day, change the rules for italian citizenship

April 2020 |
The rules have changed for British nationals looking for Italian citizenship as of January 31, 2020 otherwise known as Brexit Day. Prior to Brexit, British nationals could apply for Italian citizenship after living in Italy for four years. Now,...

Turn on the tap, and surprise, wine comes out

April 2020 |
Last month, people living in the small village of Castelvetro near Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region got a surprise when they turned on their kitchen taps. Instead of water, the taps were pouring wine. A fault at a nearby winery resulted in wine...

The Milan-Sanremo cycling race canceled for Covid-19

April 2020 |
The Milan-Sanremo race, one of cycling’s most prestigious one-day events was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The race is one of the sport’s five “monument” classics and was scheduled for March 21. Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico...

All of Italy quarantined by Corona virus

April 2020 |
As of press time, Italy was on lockdown as thousands of new cases of coronavirus emerged overseas. Schools were closed on Thursday, March 5 across the country and remained closed for the following 10 days. Fans were banned from attending sporting...

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...
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