News from italy

Italian ambassador killed in Congo

April 2021 |
Italians mourned the death of Luca Attanasio, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was killed in an ambush with his bodyguard and their driver while taking part in a humanitarian convoy with the World Food Program in...

A landslide plunges a 100-year-old cemetery into the sea

April 2021 |
Hundreds of coffins tumbled from their resting place in northwest Italy when a landslide destabilized a 100-year-old cliffside cemetery in late February. Video showed emergency workers in boats searching for the estimated 200 coffins in the waters...

Etna nature's firepower

April 2021 |
Since Feb. 16, Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has been giving off an impressive demonstration of nature's firepower, coloring the night sky in shocking hues of orange and red. The volcano produced ash and small lava stones which rained...

"acrobat thieves" in Milan

March 2021 |
A group of robbers in Milan known as the "acrobat thieves" monitored the Instagram pages of the city's rich and famous in order to ransack their homes, prosecutors revealed last month. The group examined celebrities' photos to find entry points,...

The resignation of Ignazio Marino

March 2021 |
Rome's embattled Mayor, Ignazio Marino, has resigned following a scandal over his credit card expenses. Mr. Marino has denied allegations he paid personal restaurant bills using official funds. He offered to pay back €20,000 ($22,500) last month...

Covid-19 Vaccination in Rome Airport

March 2021 |
Rome's Fiumicino airport opened a large Covid-19 vaccination 'hub' which is capable of administering 3,000 shots per day. The 1,500-square-meter site, housed in marquees in space previously used for long-stay parking, is the first major Covid-19...

Skiing in Italy in “Yellow zones”

March 2021 |
Ski resorts in northern Italy's Lombardy region, the epicenter of the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, were set to reopen (at press time) on February 15. Lombardy's decision came after ski slopes got the green light to reopen from the...

New amazing discover in Pompei

February 2021 |
In late December, researchers discovered an exceptionally preserved, frescoed thermopolian – the equivalent of a modern-day snack bar – in the archaeological site of Pompeii. The one-time thriving ancient Roman city was washed away by lava during...

Florence rediscovers a centuries-old food delivery system

February 2021 |
Florence is reviving a centuries-old food delivery system to help cope amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the plague ravaged the Italian city in the 1600s, food was handed to people through small holes in the walls of taverns to stem the...
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