News from italy

Italian villa featured in the Oscar-winning film is on sale

April 2018 |
The Italian villa featured in the Oscar-winning film for Best Adapted Screenplay, “Call Me by Your Name,” is on the market for 1.5 million euros. The 17th century villa in Lombardy has 14 bedrooms and seven bathrooms and boasts stunning views of...

A town toward the center of Sardinia was selling homes cheaper than a cup of coffee

March 2018 |
A historic hillside town toward the center of Sardinia was selling homes cheaper than a cup of coffee. In an effort to boost the shrinking population of the tiny town, Ollolai, a mini-metropolis which dates back thousands of years, was selling...

Facebook has added a fact-checking feature to articles appearing on the social media site

March 2018 |
Italy is the fifth country added to the short list of countries where Facebook has added a fact-checking feature to articles appearing on the social media site. Italian fact checkers Pagella Politica, who focus on political disinformation, have...

Italy's illegal, or black, economy is experiencing a great boom

March 2018 |
While Italy experienced a sure sign of an economic recovery last year, a new report states that Italy’s illegal, or black, economy is experiencing an even greater boom. Confcooperative, an organization representing Italian cooperatives, and Censis,...

Italy's Giuseppina Projetto is now the oldest living person in Europe

March 2018 |
Italy’s Giuseppina Projetto is now the oldest living person in Europe. Born in 1902 in Sardinia, “the grandmother of Italy” is the third-oldest person in the world today, after two Japanese women born in 1900 and 1901. The 115-year-old will turn...

An art exhibition closed after experts raised suspicions that the works were forgeries

February 2018 |
An art exhibition in Genoa’s Ducal Palace last March closed the following July after experts raised suspicions that the works were forgeries. And, art historians have concluded that 20 of the paintings were indeed fakes. The exhibition featured...

Police in Italy and Germany have conducted mafia raids

February 2018 |
Police in Italy and Germany have conducted mafia raids, arresting 169 people thus far. Assets worth over $59 million U.S. were seized in the anti-mafia swoop. The operation targeted the ‘Ndrangheta crime group who forced German restaurants to buy...

Italy's largest bank plans to invest 5 billion euros in tourism

February 2018 |
Italy’s largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, plans to invest 5 billion euros in tourism. A large part of that money will be used for restoration and redevelopment projects, making more buildings available for use. The “Pact for Tourism 4.0” deal will...

President Sergio Mattarella officially dissolved the Italian Parliament

February 2018 |
After Italian President Sergio Mattarella officially dissolved the Italian Parliament, therefore forcing a general election, the race to secure a lead in the polls has been in a constant state of motion. The campaign of the 2018 Italian election...
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