News from italy

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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