News from italy

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...

Pope Francis will Open a Meeting

June 2021 |
The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will open a meeting on the demographic crisis facing Italy and other nations, entitled “General States of Birth.” The Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened a preexisting trend in declining birthrates in Italy,...

Italy 3-day lockdown over Easter Holiday

May 2021 |
Italy enforced a strict 3-day lockdown over Easter weekend in an effort to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over the holiday. All Italian regions were in the “red-zone” – the highest tier of restrictions. Non-essential movement was banned;...

No more Cruise Ships entering in Venice

May 2021 |
Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic center of Venice. The decision came in response to a request from the U.N. cultural body UNESCO. Large ships will now have to dock at the city’s industrial port until a...

From New York to Milan on the first “quarantine-free” flight

May 2021 |
Travelers from New York arrived in Italy’s Milan Malpensa airport on the route’s first Covid-tested and “quarantine-free” flight on April 3. “It is the first ever flight from New York since the end of March 2020. It took a year to restart this...

Rome welcomes its first female traffic controller

May 2021 |
Rome welcomes its first female traffic controller to work atop the retractable podium in Rome’s famous Piazza Venezia. Cristina Corbucci claimed the coveted role, making her debut in late March. The white-gloved vigili (traffic officers)...

New Coronavirus restrictions in Italy

April 2021 |
In early March, Italy announced that it would further tighten coronavirus restrictions in three of its 20 regions, after health officials warned of the growing spread of new, highly contagious variants. "The virus is spreading rapidly across...
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