Italy lists shops exempt from covid Green Pass after 1 February

Italy expands covid Green Pass requirement for entry to most shops from 1 February. Italy's premier Mario Draghi on Friday signed a decree listing the handful of shops and services that people will s...

Italian parliament prepares to elect new president of Italy

Draghi is frontrunner to replace Mattarella as next president of Italy. Italy's parliament is to convene on Monday to begin the complex process of voting for a new head of state to replace Sergio Mat...

Italy seeks UNESCO heritage status for Italian espresso coffee

"In Italy, coffee is much more than a simple drink" Italy is bidding to have Italian espresso coffee inserted on the UNESCO list of "intangible cultural heritage", the nation's deputy agriculture min...

Italy gives refuge to Syrian father and limbless son in famed photo

Protagonists of Siena 'Photo of the Year' to start a new life in Italy. Italy has provided refuge to the Syrian amputee father and his limbless five-year-old son who featured in an award-winning phot...

Italy's Calabria region hit by 4.3-magnitude earthquake

No reports of injuries or damage in Calabria earthquake. Italy's southern Calabria region was hit by a 4.3-magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning, according to the National Institute of Geology and...

Italy tightens covid Green Pass rules on 20 January

Italy's Green Pass rules expanded again from 20 January. The Italian government has further tightened the rules around its Green Pass, the digital certificate proving the holder has been vaccinated,...

Italy: Airbnb offers free one-year stay in Sicily

Airbnb offers a chance to live rent-free as a host in Sicily for one year. Airbnb, the online short-term rental platform, is offering a free one-year stay in a newly-refurbished property in the small...

Covid: Italy hotel turns away John Malkovich for expired Super Green Pass

Malkovich in Venice to shoot TV series Ripley. Hollywood star John Malkovich was turned away by a top Venice hotel last week as his covid Green Pass certificate had expired, according to Il Gazzettin...

Italy’s €471 million villa with Caravaggio mural fails to sell at auction

Villa Aurora price tag dropped by 20 per cent after no bids at 'auction of the century'. The sale of a Roman villa with the world's only Caravaggio ceiling painting, which was put on the market value...

Ed Llewellyn to be new UK ambassador to Italy

Jill Morris leaves role as British ambassador to Italy. Edward Llewellyn OBE is to take over from Jill Morris CMG as Britain's new ambassador to Italy and San Marino. The news was announced on Tue...

Mussolini's secret daughter dies in Italy at 99

Mussolini never officially recognised Elena Curti as his daughter. Elena Curti, the last 'secret daughter' of Italian Fascist dictator Mussolini, died aged 99 at her home north of Rome on Monday....

Italy's sale of the century: Rome villa with its own Caravaggio

Villa Aurora is set to go under the hammer on Tuesday. Rome's Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, home to the world's only ceiling mural painted by Caravaggio, is up for auction on 18 January with...

Italy covid Green Pass protests return to Rome and Milan

Former motorcycling champion Marco Melandri at centre of covid controversy in Italy. Italy's 'No Green Pass' and 'No Vax' demonstrations returned to the streets of Rome, Milan and other Italian citie...

Italy's Sapienza University honours Anthony Fauci

Fauci joined Rome university via video link from Washington. Rome's La Sapienza University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Anthony Fauci, the US infectious diseases expert and covid advisor to P...

Italy: Florence taxi driver attacks female Canadian tourist

Florence mayor condemns assault on Canadian woman. A police investigation is underway after a taxi driver in Florence attacked a female Canadian tourist in the early hours of Friday 14 January. Th...

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