News from italy

New amazing discover in Pompei

February 2021 |
In late December, researchers discovered an exceptionally preserved, frescoed thermopolian – the equivalent of a modern-day snack bar – in the archaeological site of Pompeii. The one-time thriving ancient Roman city was washed away by lava during...

Florence rediscovers a centuries-old food delivery system

February 2021 |
Florence is reviving a centuries-old food delivery system to help cope amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the plague ravaged the Italian city in the 1600s, food was handed to people through small holes in the walls of taverns to stem the...

Dante exhibit at Uffizi in Florence

February 2021 |
Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is opening a virtual Dante exhibit to mark the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death. Eighty-eight rarely seen drawings of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” will be available for viewing online. The virtual show of...

Italian Government rebuilt Colosseum

February 2021 |
Italy's government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor of the Colosseum in Rome and return it to its former glory. The project will have a total budget of €18.5 million ($22.5 million) and the work is due to start this year. The...

Switzerland and Italy Stop all cross-border train services

January 2021 |
Switzerland and Italy have suspended all cross-border train services indefinitely because train personnel do not have the capacity to carry out COVID-19 safety checks. Due to the surge in cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the Italian...

Italy Imposed Red Zone until January 6

January 2021 |
Italy has imposed travel bans, curfews and is not allowing Christmas markets in many of its regions. Many Italian regions are under a partial lockdown and a ban on travel between different regions from December 21 to January 6 has been announced....

Prime Minister Conte Postpone Ski Season

January 2021 |
At press time, Italian Prime Minister Conte, along with several other EU leaders are trying to coordinate a Europe-wide deal to postpone the ski season. Many Europeans travel all over the continent to different ski resorts over the Christmas...

The Italian Government is adding many incentives

January 2021 |
The Italian government is adding many incentives to entice consumers to pay electronically instead of in cash for products and services. A new cashback incentive launched in early December offers an automatic refund from the state to citizens...

Alitalia Flight COVID free

January 2021 |
The first “COVID-tested” flight arrived in Rome from New York in early December. The initiative designed to open air routes between the U.S. and Europe blocked by the pandemic was successful in its first flight. Passengers had to show they had...
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