News from italy

Pope Francis has beatified John Paul I

October 2022 |
Pope Francis has beatified John Paul I, the happy and humble pontiff known as “the smiling pope”, whose death after just 33 days as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics gave rise to decades of speculation and rumor. At a ceremony in St Peter’s...

Violent thunderstorms in island of Corsica and parts of Italy last month

October 2022 |
Violent thunderstorms with winds of up to 139mph struck the Mediterranean island of Corsica and parts of Italy last month, killing seven people and leaving at least a dozen more injured. Two people were killed in separate incidents in Tuscany when...

An U.S. military woman killed a 15-year-old boy in Porcia

October 2022 |
The mother of a 15-year-old boy killed when he was struck by a car allegedly driven by a U.S. servicewoman in northern Italy has called for the accused to be tried in Italy and not the U.S. A 20-year-old woman named by police as Julia Bravo was...

Domino's Pizza closes in Italy

September 2022 |
Domino's Pizza's closed its last stores in Italy after the firm that operated its outlets in the country filed for bankruptcy, reports say. Franchise holder ePizza SpA was hit by the pandemic, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the story....

Orbetello in Tuscany, attacked by midges

September 2022 |
Authorities in a Tuscan town have urged residents to close their windows and refrain from hanging out laundry as they tackle a plague of midges that has been tormenting locals and tourists for weeks. Restaurants and bar owners in Orbetello, well...

Record heat and drought in Italy

September 2022 |
Italy’s heatwaves are causing rivers to run low and, consequently, the river Po’s low water level has revealed a previously submerged WWII bomb. Military experts defused and carried out a controlled explosion in early August of the 1,000-pound...

New archaeological discoveries in Pompeii

September 2022 |
A trunk with its lid left open, a wooden dishware closet and a three-legged accent table topped by decorative bowls are among the latest discoveries by archaeologists that are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount...

A day in Venice? Pay the fee

August 2022 |
Venice is introducing a new system to discourage day-trippers in hopes of curbing problems with over-tourism in the popular hotspot. After years of discussing a possible “tourist tax,” the city of Venice has confirmed it will make day-trippers pay...

Finally, Italy no longer asks tourists for the greenpass

August 2022 |
As of June 1, Italy has abolished all prior COVID entry rules for international travelers. Like many other European nations, the country has been steadily opening up over the past few months, dropping the requirement for arrivals to complete an EU...
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