News from italy

Trying to steal a Bruegel masterpiece worth 3 million euro

May 2019 |
Thieves were outwitted by police when trying to steal a Bruegel masterpiece worth 3 million euro. When police were tipped off about the art gang’s plot, they swapped the masterpiece with a fake and set up a sting operation. Installing secret...

Italy’s culture minister has vowed to stop plans to build the “Wheel of Pompei”

May 2019 |
Italy’s culture minister, Alberto Bonisoli has vowed to stop plans to build the “Wheel of Pompeii,” a giant Ferris wheel that would tower over one of Italy’s most precious archaeological sites, should it ever actually cross his desk. According...

Italy offers subsidies to buyers of green vehicles

May 2019 |
As of March 1, Italy offers subsidies of up to 6,000 euros to buyers of green vehicles while the purchase of larger vehicles that run on traditional fuels yield a rise in taxes. Taxpayers who purchase or lease a registered vehicle with...

83 percent of Italians back Italy’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

May 2019 |
Polls conducted by the International Olympic Committee show that 83 percent of Italians back Italy’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. This figure is much higher than the 53 percent figure of Sweden, where...

Italians are blaming extreme weather conditions for the plummet in Italy's olive harvest

April 2019 |
Italians are blaming extreme weather conditions for the plummet in Italy’s olive harvest – the worst in 25 years. A 57% plunge in the country’s olive harvest could leave Italy dependent on imports beginning in April, a leading climate scientist has...

Rome's ancient Largo di Torre Argentina will be restored

April 2019 |
Rome’s ancient Largo di Torre Argentina will be restored and opened to the public in 2021. The sacred square once housed four Roman temples and was adjoined by the Theatre of Pompey, Rome’s first permanent theatre and the spot where Julius Caesar...

A long-lost Caravaggio painting discovered in French in 2014 was unveiled in London

April 2019 |
A long-lost Caravaggio painting discovered in the attic of an old house in the southwestern French city of Toulouse in 2014 was unveiled in London last month. Believed to be worth more than $100 million, the painting depictsSUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...

Morgan Motor Company is to be bought by an Italian Investment firm

April 2019 |
Morgan Motor Company, one of the last remaining British-owned carmakers, is to be bought by an Italian Investment firm. The 110-year-old classic sports car firm sold a majority holding to Italy’s Investindustrial which owns stakes in a broad range...

An Italian mafia "super-fugitive" has been arrested

April 2019 |
An Italian mafia “super-fugitive,” Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after 14 years on the run. Considered the second-most dangerous man in Italy, Di Lauro (38) was arrested without a fight last month at his home. SUBSCRIBE NOW! online +...
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