News from italy

Although Italians failed to qualify for the World Cup a little bit of Italy will be represented at the games

July 2018 |
Although the Italians failed to qualify for the World Cup this year, still leaving a very bitter taste in the mouths of many, a little bit of Italy will be represented at the games. Italian sportswear company, Errea, has been in a partnership with...

A little-known actor won Best Actor at the Cannes film festival

July 2018 |
A little-known actor won Best Actor at the Cannes film festival last month for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western. Working as a caretaker at a social center for former prisoners when he...

Italy's new Prime Minister said that Inewly formed government "brought radical change"

July 2018 |
Italy’s new Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte said that Italy’s newly formed populist government “brought radical change that we are proud of.” Mr. Conte, formerly a little-known lawyer, provided a long list of problems that the government planned to...

A network suspected of financing al-Qaeda-linked jihadists has been dismantled by Italian police

June 2018 |
A network suspected of financing al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria has been dismantled by Italian police. Fourteen people were arrested in Sardinia and in parts of northern Italy. Police say 10 of those detained were suspected of money laundering...

100+ migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for three days arrived in Italy

June 2018 |
More than 100 migrants who were stranded in the central Mediterranean for three days arrived in Italy last month. A diplomatic stand-off between Rome and London after the migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya ended with Rome deciding to...

Isole Tremiti has banned plastic cups, forks, plates, and other picnicware

June 2018 |
Isole Tremiti, a chain of islands off Italy’s eastern coast, has banned plastic cups, forks, plates, and other picnicware. The move comes after scientists measured alarming levels of plastic particles in the waters surrounding the archipelago,...

10% of the world's best beaches are in Italy

June 2018 |
Ten percent of the world’s best beaches are in Italy. This year, 368 Italian beaches in 175 different municipalities were awarded the Blue Flag, a marker based on 32 different criteria including water quality, environmental impact, access,...

Italy's "Father of Disco" celebrated his 78th birthday

June 2018 |
Italy’s “Father of Disco” celebrated his 78th birthday. Pioneering Italian composer Giorgio Moroder, famed for Oscar-winning soundtracks to “Flashdance,” “Top Gun” and “Midnight Express” and for his collaboration with music royalty like Donna...

Parmigiano Reggiano had its best ever year in 2017

June 2018 |
Italy’s famous Parmigiano Reggiano (fondly known as Parmesan in English) had its best ever year in 2017 producing a record-busting 147,000 tons and generating 2.2 billion euros in sales. While Italians still eat the majority of Parmesan, exports...
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