News from italy

Italian Top Court said, School meal home-packed can be a possible violation of the principies of equality

September 2019 |
Parents have reacted angrily to a decision by Italy’s top court which states that the right to eat packed lunches in schools is not “unconditional.” Italy’s Supreme Court said that schools should have the autonomy to decide if children are...

Italian Police arrested Sea-Watch 3 captain

August 2019 |
At the end of June, Italian police arrested the German captain of a charity ship who had rescued 53 migrants off Libya on June 12. Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete was taken into custody after a two-week standoff with Italian authorities...

Florence: A painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1943 returned to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

August 2019 |
A painting stolen by Nazi troops from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence in 1943 is being returned to the museum by a German family which had it in its possession for years. In January, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said that Germany had a “moral...

Genoa: Morandi bridge's demolitions

August 2019 |
Ten months after the giant Morandi Genoa bridge collapsed, demolition experts blew up the remains of the bridge. Thousands of people were evacuated at the end of June ahead of explosions that brought down two large towers consisting...

European Union face disciplinary action against Italy

July 2019 |
Italy could face disciplinary action over its failure to respect European Union spending rules. The European Commission found that Italy’s public debt stood at more than 130 percent of GDP in 2018. This figure is far above the 60 percent limit...

Bad weather on Italy

July 2019 |
An unseasonal hailstorm in early June in the Lecce province caused snowplows to take to the streets to remove up to 15cm of ice. Locals were seen in shorts and t-shirts digging their cars out of the ice. The storm also brought damage to crops in...

Redevelopment of parks, gardens and historic villas in Rome

July 2019 |
In June, Rome began a 12-million-euro makeover of 20 parks and gardens. The funds are being used to “restyle” the areas by fixing fences, benches and fountains and for an overall clean-up. Additionally, more trees will be planted and new sports...

Students heroes of the school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship

July 2019 |
Students hailed heroes in a school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship as promised by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini. The students were born in Italy to foreign parents and under a law that...

A Cruise Ship Crashed into a Docked Tourist Boat in Venice

July 2019 |
A cruise ship crashed into a docked tourist boat in Venice last month reigniting calls to ban large vessels from the city’s Giudecca Canal. Four people were injured in the crash. Reports say that the captain of the cruise ship “ordered all...
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