News from italy

A Cruise Ship Crashed into a Docked Tourist Boat in Venice

July 2019 |
A cruise ship crashed into a docked tourist boat in Venice last month reigniting calls to ban large vessels from the city’s Giudecca Canal. Four people were injured in the crash. Reports say that the captain of the cruise ship “ordered all...

Students heroes of the school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship

July 2019 |
Students hailed heroes in a school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship as promised by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini. The students were born in Italy to foreign parents and under a law that...

Redevelopment of parks, gardens and historic villas in Rome

July 2019 |
In June, Rome began a 12-million-euro makeover of 20 parks and gardens. The funds are being used to “restyle” the areas by fixing fences, benches and fountains and for an overall clean-up. Additionally, more trees will be planted and new sports...

Bad weather on Italy

July 2019 |
An unseasonal hailstorm in early June in the Lecce province caused snowplows to take to the streets to remove up to 15cm of ice. Locals were seen in shorts and t-shirts digging their cars out of the ice. The storm also brought damage to crops in...

Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest paintings

June 2019 |
One of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest paintings, the “Benois Madonna” also known as the “Madonna and Child with Flowers,” will make a rare return to Italy in honor of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. On loan from the Hermitage Museum...

Facebook shut down more than 20 Italian pages

June 2019 |
Last month, Facebook shut down more than 20 Italian pages spreading misinformation, hate speech and political propaganda leading up to the European elections. "We have removed a series of false and duplicate accounts that violated our authenticity...

Minister Matteo Salvini declared Italian waters closed to NGO

June 2019 |
At press time, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and the Italian government planned to issue a decree that would fine NGO rescue boats up to 5,500 euros for each migrant they disembark on to Italian soil. Aid groups say that the decree is a...

Jannik Sinner claim the first ATP Masters 1000 victory

June 2019 |
Italian teenager Jannik Sinner saved match point as he came from behind to claim the first ATP Masters 1000 victory of his tennis career last month against American Steve Johnson at the Internazionali d’Italia. Sinner, then ranked 262nd in the...

Amanda Knox returning to Italy

June 2019 |
Amanda Knox, the American accused and later acquitted of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia in 2007, is returning to Italy for the first time since 2011, when she was released from Italian prison. Although vowing never to return,...
Page 2 of 25