News from italy

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...

Heat and drought in Italy is an emergency

August 2022 |
Last month, Italy declared a state of emergency over a worsening drought that has plagued five northern regions in recent weeks, Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office announced. The cabinet approved a state of emergency in Emilia-Romagna,...

Marmolada's Glacier collapse

August 2022 |
At press time, at least seven people have been killed after being caught in an avalanche sparked by the collapse of a glacier in the northern Italian Alps. Emergency officials said eight others were injured in the collapse, with two people...

The holiday season begins, seasonal workers are needed

July 2022 |
La stagione turistica italiana ha aperto quest’estate, secondo Fluvia Griffa, la presidentessa della federazione per il turismo, ma c’è una carenza di personale del 20%. La Griffa sostiene che la situazione è seria. Non soltanto l’Italia ha una...
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