News from italy

Italian and French authorities recovered a stolen artwork

July 2020 |
Italian and French authorities recovered a stolen piece of artwork last month. Last year, French officials announced the theft of the piece, a black image appearing to depict a person mourning, painted by British artist Banksy. The piece had been...

Sir Paul McCartney criticized the Italian government

July 2020 |
Sir Paul McCartney publicly criticized the Italian government in early June over an “outrageous” decree preventing concertgoers from getting refunds on shows that were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Part of his “Freshen Up” tour...

Italy unlocks the Lockdown - but Covid is not won

July 2020 |
Italy has moved to its final stage in easing lockdown restrictions. Domestic travel between regions is now allowed and Italy has opened its international borders. While Italians have freedom to move about their country, the Prime Minister Conte...

The Italian “Serie A” back in the game

July 2020 |
Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed that Serie A will resume on June 20. Suspended as of March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian Football Federation set an Aug. 20 deadline for finishing the 2019-20 season. Players...

A Roman mosaic discovered in Valpollicella

July 2020 |
A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching. According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella, north of Verona, more than a...

The italian Lockdown will be “Open” in June

June 2020 |
At press time, the Italian government plans to lift restrictions on travel between regions of Italy, as of June 3. Crossing from one region to another will be tightly limited until June 2, but as of June 3, travel will only be restricted if an area...

The Siena Palio has cancelled for coronavirus pandemic

June 2020 |
For the first time since WWII, Italy has cancelled the Siena Palio. Due to the coronavirus, Italy’s most famous horserace will not take place this summer, the city of Siena announced in May. The Palio, a tradition dating back centuries, attracts...

A unique opportunity for research of Rome’s urban beehives

June 2020 |
The coronavirus epidemic offered a unique opportunity for research of Rome’s urban beehives. For three years, members of the carabinieri, the military police which has a special force charged with protecting forests and the environment, have been...

The governament Subsidy for Bicyclette or electric scooter

June 2020 |
Masstransitmag.com reports “The Italian government will offer a 70 percent subsidy, capped at 500 euros ($540), for people who buy a new bicycle or electric scooter or sign up to bike and scooter sharing services. Transport Minister Paola De...
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