News from italy

Italy passed 50 milion Covid-19 vaccines

August 2021 |
In late June, Italy passed the symbolic mark of 50 million Covid-19 vaccines administered, the same day the whole country became a low-risk 'white zone' and rules on wearing masks outdoors were relaxed. As of that time, 33 percent of the Italian...

Prosecco or Prosek? Italia vs Croatia

August 2021 |
Croatia and Italy have renewed the feud over prošek and prosecco wines. Croatian winemakers have leapt to the defense of their centuries-old dessert wine, prošek, amid a renewed prosecco identity war sparked by Italy. Italy said it would defend...

Italian dropping Covid-19 restrictions

July 2021 |
The list of Italian regions dropping most of their Covid-19 restrictions continues to grow. As of early June, many regions downgraded to “white” zone status meaning regions can drop most of the restrictions currently in place including evening...

The sand of the Sardinian beaches plundered by swimmers

July 2021 |
Authorities said in June that 41 individuals had been reported for the theft of about 220 pounds of items from beaches in separate incidents. Sardinia’s famed white sand is treasured on the island, and it is strictly forbidden to remove it. The...

Måneskin win Eurovision Song Contests

July 2021 |
As reported by Eurovision.tv, Italy’s Måneskin came out on top in what was one of the most hotly contested Eurovision Song Contests ever. Switzerland won the jury vote in which Italy came fourth, but the 4-piece Italian rock band won the public...

Cruise ships in Venice

July 2021 |
In March, Venice announced a ban on large vessels, including cruise ships and shipping containers, following concerns from residents over pollution and underwater erosion of the city's foundations. The ban will only come into effect once new...

Mario Draghi Call Travelers to Visit Italy

June 2021 |
Prime Minister Mario Draghi urged travelers to visit Italy for summer holiday after the conclusion of a meeting of tourism ministers from the Group of 20 wealthy nations (G20) held in May. The G20, which Italy is the president of this year, looked...

Coffe returns “tradition” to the Bar

June 2021 |
The Italian custom of drinking coffee quickly at the counter of your favorite coffee shop has been banned under the country’s strict coronavirus restrictions, but bar owners say it is time to restore this tradition. Struggling business owners say...

A new floor for the Roman Colosseum

June 2021 |
In early May, Italy unveiled its plan for the new floor in the Roman Colosseum. The ancient Colosseum has not had an arena floor since the 19th century, but the Italian government has approved a plan to furnish it with a new floor giving visitors...
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