News from italy

Pope Francis celebrated his name day by ordering ice creams for Rome's poorest

June 2018 |
Pope Francis celebrated his name day in April by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome’s poorest. Francis, whose real name is Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio celebrated Saint George’s Day “with the most needy and the homeless of Rome,” a Vatican...

Gina Lollobrigida has been honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

June 2018 |
Italian screen icon, Gina Lollobrigida, dubbed ‘the most beautiful woman in the world,’ has been honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. As one of the world’s most iconic leading ladies, Lollobrigida appeared in about 60 movies, but her...

Italy returned a 17th century tombstone to its native Iran

May 2018 |
In an effort to prove “the importance that Italy places on the culture of restitution,” the country of Italy returned a 17th century tombstone featuring Arabic and Farsi inscriptions to its native Iran. Italy’s carabinieri art squad organized a...

Italy's "migrant hero" was baptized by Pope Francis

May 2018 |
Italy’s “migrant hero” was baptized by Pope Francis during an Easter service at St. Peter’s Basilica. John Ogah, 31, was begging outside a supermarket in Rome last year when a masked thief armed with a cleaver tried to rob it. The Nigerian man held...

Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016

May 2018 |
Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016, more than any other country in the European Union. While EU nationals can live in the country permanently without so much as a visa, non-Europeans also have the option to stay without...

Undetonated WWII bomb forced the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people in Bologna

May 2018 |
The discovery of an undetonated WWII bomb forced the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people in Bologna last month. The bomb was found on private land close to a railway underpass near the station north of the city centre causing many road and rail...

A 92-year-old woman and her daughter have been reunited in Italy after 70 years

May 2018 |
A 92-year-old woman and her daughter who were separated at the end of WWII have been reunited in Italy after 70 years. The emotional reunion was made possible by Germany-based International Tracing Services (ITS), which specializes in reuniting...

Italy's three main rightwing parties met last month to discuss their strategy

May 2018 |
After a month-long stalemate, the leaders of Italy’s three main rightwing parties met last month to discuss their strategy ahead of continuing talks aimed at forming a government. Initial talks with the country’s president, Sergio Mattarella,...

Italian voters opted for anti-establishment parties in March's general election

April 2018 |
Italian voters opted for anti-establishment parties in March’s general election. In another blow to the European establishment, about half of the Italian electorate voted for populist parties once considered unconventional and extreme. In Italy’s...
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