News from italy

David Hasselhoff married his girlfriend Hayley Roberts in the Puglia region

September 2018 |
Former “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff (66) married his Welsh girlfriend, Hayley Roberts (38), in the Puglia region in the south of Italy this past July. The two met when Roberts asked Hasselhoff for an autograph and he, in turn, asked for her...

Fashion powerhouse Prada has returned to profit growth

September 2018 |
Fashion powerhouse Prada has returned to profit growth after years of declining sales. The Italian luxury goods brand finally followed suit of its competitors by upgrading its retail network and developing digital technologies while revamping...

A bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games would see three cities hosting the event

September 2018 |
On August 1, the Italian Olympic Committee voted to ratify a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games that would see three cities hosting the event for the first time. The bid proposes that Milan, Turin and Cortina (d’Ampezzo) as hosts for the Olympic...

Human remains and ski equipment were found 3,000 meters high in the Alps

September 2018 |
In 2005, human remains, ski equipment including wooden skiis and glasses were found 3,000 meters high in the Alps in Italy’s Aosta region near the Swiss border. The remains could not be identified so investigators took to sharing the story on...

Italian submarine sunk during WWI found after more than 100 years

September 2018 |
An Italian submarine accidentally sunk by a British warship during WWI has been found after more than 100 years. The ship was found off the coast of the small island of Capraia, north of Elba in the Tyrrhenian Sea by two Italian navy minesweepers...

Italy mourns the death of Giuseppina Projetto, dubbed the "grandmother of Italy"

August 2018 |
As Italy mourns the death of Giuseppina Projetto (1903-2018), dubbed the “grandmother of Italy,” the country, at the same time, is celebrating “Nonna Peppa,” now the oldest woman in Europe. Maria Giuseppa Robucci, Nonna Peppa, is 115-years-old and...

Fiat employees announced a strike over the acquisition of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus

August 2018 |
Fiat employees in the southern town of Melfi announced a strike in mid-July over the acquisition of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Turin team Juventus. Both Juventus and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has a large plant in Melfi, are part...

Locals in Rome have taken to the streets to cover the city's potholes with spray paint

August 2018 |
Locals in Rome have taken to the streets to cover the city’s infamous potholes with spray paint. The basta buche (enough holes) movement was launched by mother Graziella Viviano who claims her 26-year-old daughter’s death in a motorcycle accident...

Rome's parks and gardens are now in the hands of inmates with green thumbs

August 2018 |
Rome’s parks and gardens are now in the hands of inmates with green thumbs. The initiative, a joint project of the city and justice ministry, aims to smooth prisoners’ reintegration into society once their sentence has been served. About 100...
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