News from italy

Winter Olympics in 2026

December 2020 |
More than 1 billion euros ($1.2 million) is slated for a wide span of northern Italy for infrastructure development to improve access to the venues for the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in 2026. The funds will be allocated for road and railway...

Italy has fallen into a new lockdown

December 2020 |
At press time, Italy had put into effect a new lockdown as the second coronavirus wave hit the country. In early November, Italy tallied its highest daily number of both infections and deaths. The country is under a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nationwide...

The Storm Alex hit South-eastern France and North-western Italy

November 2020 |
At press time, at least two people died and dozens are missing after powerful storm Alex hit south-eastern France and north-western Italy. The fierce winds and torrential rain damaged numerous villages with floods and landslides. Roads, bridges and...

Lazio obliging people to wear face masks in public

November 2020 |
The central Lazio region of Italy, which includes Rome, has issued an order obliging people to wear face masks in public, including outdoors, amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases. Fines of €400 will be charged to those who fail to comply. The order...

Napoli football team face an automatic 3-0 defeat for Covid-19

November 2020 |
The Napoli football team did not make an October trip to Turin to play in a top-flight match against Juventus citing coronavirus as the reason. After two team members tested positive, Napoli say they were ordered not to travel by the ASL, their...

Matteo Salvini is in court over migrant detention claims

November 2020 |
At press time, far-right leader Matteo Salvini is in court over migrant detention claims. Salvini allegedly illegally detained migrants at sea. Prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania accused Salvini of abusing his powers as then-interior...

Italy obtains Billions of Euro from European Union

October 2020 |
In July, the European Union (EU) agreed to raise 750 billion euros ($850 billion) in public markets. The plan still has to overcome legislative steps before distributing the historic amount of money in 2021, but former Italian Prime Minister Enrico...

Berlusconi in Hospital for Covid19

October 2020 |
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to the hospital in early September after testing positive for coronavirus. At press time, 83-year-old Berlusconi was admitted to San Raffaele Hospital as a precautionary measure after...

Costa Cruise sail again

October 2020 |
Italy’s second major cruise line set sail again after a coronavirus furlough of more than five months. Costa Cruises’ Costa Deliziosa embarked in early September from the Adriatic port of Trieste and headed for five stops in southern Italy...
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