Coronavirus: Albania sends 60 nurses to help Italy

Albania sends medical help to Italy a second time. Albania has renewed its commitment to helping Italy face the coronavirus pandemic by sending 60 nurses, less than a month after it sent 30 nurses an...

Coronavirus: Rome buses prepare for Phase Two

No more than 20 passengers on board Rome buses during Phase Two. Rome public transport company ATAC is preparing for the uphill task of dealing with Phase Two of the coronavirus emergency but there a...

Italy's beaches face uncertain summer season

Italians give plexiglass beach boxes the thumbs down. This summer Italy's beaches are expected to look a lot different, thanks to the social distancing required due to the coronavirus pandemic, but w...

Lockdown ends for Rome's bookshops

Bookshops in Rome emerge from coronavirus lockdown earlier than most other stores. Bookshops in Rome and throughout Lazio are permitted to reopen during the coronavirus lockdown on 20 April, a week l...

Italy after lockdown. National VS Regional regulations

From the moment Prime Minister Conte extended restrictions and declared the whole of Italy a ‘red zone’ on March 8th, public opinion was divided: those who thought the emergency measures were too dras...

Rome: mediaeval castle on a beach: photo contest

S. Severa Castle is star of photography competition during lockdown. The Castello di S. Severa, located on the beach of the same name about 50km north of Rome, is the subject of a photo contest launc...

Rome supermarkets closed on 25 April and 1 May

Rome supermarkets to continue with existing lockdown hours until 3 May. Supermarkets and grocery stores in Rome and the Lazio Region will be closed completely on Saturday 25 April and Friday 1 May, L...

Italy: Naples skyscraper lights up with HOPE

Naples landmark spells the word HOPE with window lights. A skyscraper in Naples has given the southern Italian city a message of hope thanks to an ongoing initiative by the NH Napoli Panorama. The...

Rome: new drone video of empty Spanish Steps

Rome's Spanish Steps as you've never seen them before. A new video shows a completely empty Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, minus crowds due to the Coronavirus lockdown in Italy. The impressive dr...

Paragliding and turtle-walking: breaking Rome's lockdown in style

Rome police catch people violating Coronavirus quarantine. Police in Rome were busy stopping residents of the capital during the Easter weekend to see if they had sufficient reason to be out on the s...

Rome postpones reopening of bookshops

Italian government had authorised reopening of bookshops from 14 April. Rome bookshops will not reopen as expected on 14 April but will instead be permitted to reopen on 20 April, following an order...

Coronavirus in Italy: lowest number of deaths registered since 19 March.

For the ninth consecutive day the number of patients in intensive care units has dropped: 38 less than yesterday, altogether 3,343 of which 1,176 were in Lombardy. In the last 24 hours, 431 more pe...

Italian president: 'I too will spend Easter alone'

President Mattarella sends Easter message to Italians. Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, has sent a video-message to Italians on the occasion of a "very different" Easter, due to  the nationwide...

Happy Easter To You, Italy

Italy's health ministry has released a touching video, wishing everybody in Italy a happy Easter, with an important message at this difficult time.  The video wishes a happy Easter to those working o...

Coronavirus in Italy: 40 casualties less than yesterday

There are a total of 98,273 Coronavirus patients in Italy, with an increase compared to yesterday of 1,396. On Thursday the increase totaled 1,615. 30,455 people have been cured in Italy after cont...

Differences Between US and Italian Healthcare Systems

On March 15, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology posted on their official Facebook page, to encourage students studying abroad to go back to Norway, if they were “staying in a country w...

Coronavirus in Italy: Baths of Caracalla lit with colours of Italian flag

Caracalla becomes latest Rome landmark to be illuminated during Italy's darkest hour. Rome's Baths of Caracalla will be illuminated with the green, white and red colours of the Italian tricolour ever...

Effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on Italy's tourism industry

Confturismo, the country’s tourism association, stated that Italy already lost 30 million tourists between March and May.  From Rome to Milan, Naples to Venice, Italy has been one of the most popular...

Morricone guitarist to perform at Roman Forum

Rome mayor invites guitarist to city hall during lockdown. Remember the young musician that recently performed Ennio Morricone music on an electric guitar from a rooftop over an empty Piazza Navona?...

Coronavirus in Italy: Intensive care hospitalizations drop for the sixth consecutive day

In Italy, since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, at least 143,626 people have been infected by Coronavirus, +4,204 more than yesterday for a 3% growth.  Of these, 18,279, with a increase...
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