News from italy

All of Italy quarantined by Corona virus

April 2020 |
As of press time, Italy was on lockdown as thousands of new cases of coronavirus emerged overseas. Schools were closed on Thursday, March 5 across the country and remained closed for the following 10 days. Fans were banned from attending sporting...

The Milan-Sanremo cycling race canceled for Covid-19

April 2020 |
The Milan-Sanremo race, one of cycling’s most prestigious one-day events was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The race is one of the sport’s five “monument” classics and was scheduled for March 21. Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico...

Turn on the tap, and surprise, wine comes out

April 2020 |
Last month, people living in the small village of Castelvetro near Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region got a surprise when they turned on their kitchen taps. Instead of water, the taps were pouring wine. A fault at a nearby winery resulted in wine...

Brexit day, change the rules for italian citizenship

April 2020 |
The rules have changed for British nationals looking for Italian citizenship as of January 31, 2020 otherwise known as Brexit Day. Prior to Brexit, British nationals could apply for Italian citizenship after living in Italy for four years. Now,...

Domino’s Pizza plans to open 880 new locations in Italy

March 2020 |
Domino’s Pizza reportedly plans to open 880 new locations in Italy by 2030. The well-known American pizza chain opened its first location in Milan, Italy in 2015. Alessandro Lazzaroni, CEO of Domino’s in Italy told The Local Domino’s restaurants...

High-speed train derailed in Lodi, two people died

March 2020 |
Two people were killed after a high-speed train derailed on Feb. 6 near the northern Italian city of Lodi. Many more were injured. The train was travelling from Milan to the southern city of Salerno. The trains typically run at about 186 mph....

The bright yellow mimosa flower bloomed early

March 2020 |
Northwestern Italians rushed to harvest the bright yellow mimosa flower crops last month. The local economy in the low and isolated hills around Seborga on the Riviera dei Fiori has been largely dependent on the sale of the flowers for the last 50...

Mirella Freni died last month

March 2020 |
Italian opera singer Mirella Freni died last month at the age of 84. Broadway playwright Albert Innaurato dubbed the soprano “the last prima donna.” She made her professional debut at Modena’s Teatro Municipale as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen” on...

Children save in their car seat

March 2020 |
Last November, Italy passed a law requiring vehicles to have a safety device that alerts drivers if a child has been left behind in the rear seat or a car seat. The new law is designed to prevent hot car deaths. Some devices can send visual or...
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