Italy braced for protests over new Green Pass rules for workers

Tension as Italy brings in new Green Pass rules for 23 million workers. Italy is braced for protests and strikes as Mario Draghi's government introduces sweeping anti-covid legislation, among the tou...

ITA: Italy's new national airline takes off as Alitalia name lives on

A new dawn begins for air travel in Italy. Italy's new national airline ITA takes to the skies on Friday 15 October after Alitalia made its final voyage last night, with a flight from Rome to Cagliar...

Alitalia's last flight: Italy says goodbye to airline after 74 years

Alitalia lands - for good - as ITA takes off. Alitalia will take its last flight on Thursday evening before passing the baton to Italy's new national airline, ITA, which begins operations on Friday....

Trieste dockers lead revolt against Italy's Green Pass

Italy's Green Pass rules will affect 23 million workers from Friday. The Italian government's plan to require all workers in Italy to have a covid Green Pass has met a hurdle as dockers at the north-...

What are Italy’s new Green Pass rules for workers?

23 million Italians will be affected when the new Green Pass rules come into force on 15 October. All workers in Italy will be required to have a Green Pass from Friday 15 October, under contentious...

ITA set for take-off as Italy bids farewell to Alitalia

End of an era as Italians say addio to Alitalia. Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) will take to the skies on 15 October, replacing Alitalia as Italy's new national airline. Alitalia will cease operatin...

Italy police block Forza Nuova website amid calls to ban neo-fascist group

Forza Nuova website taken offline after No Green Pass protest violence in Rome. Italy's postal police have blocked the website of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova group after its leaders were arrested for...

Italy's new Green Pass rules to affect 23 million workers

Employees in Italy with no covid Green Pass face suspension without pay. The Italian government is preparing to introduce contentious new restrictions requiring all workers, in both the public and pr...

Italy PM visits Rome trade union base stormed in Green Pass protest

Rome CGIL base trashed during 'No Green Pass' protests. Italian premier Mario Draghi on Monday visited the headquarters of CGIL, Italy's largest trade union, which was stormed after a 'No Green Pass'...

Calls in Italy to ban Forza Nuova after Rome 'Green Pass' violence

Rome set for anti-fascist rally on Saturday as calls grow in Italy to disband neo-fascist Forza Nuova group. There are growing calls in Italy for the extreme right group Forza Nuova to be shut down f...

Italy: Turin to host 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

Turin announced as host city for Italy's first Eurovision in 30 years. Turin is to host the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on 14 May after being selected from the shortlist of five Itali...

Angela Merkel in Rome on farewell visit to Italy

Merkel to meet Pope Francis and Mario Draghi on her last official visit to Rome. The outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel is in Rome on Thursday as part of her series of 'farewell' visits to worl...

Suburra sandwich: Mafia Capitale kingpin opens pub in Rome

Buzzi offers panini with underworld names such as Gomorra, Suburra and Mondo di Mezzo. Salvatore Buzzi, a central protagonist in the notorious 'Mafia Capitale' case, is opening a pub in Rome, reports...

Rome's Ponte di Ferro bridge goes up in flames

Rome risks traffic chaos after bridge gutted by fire the night before Romans vote for a new mayor. Rome's Ponte dell'Industria - better known as Ponte di Ferro - was seriously damaged in a massive fi...

Italy's president seeks house in Rome

Mattarella is house hunting as his term in office draws to an end. The president of Italy Sergio Mattarella is searching for a new home in Rome, reports Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The...

Italy elections: Italian cities vote to elect new mayors

12 million people eligible to vote in Italy's municipal elections.Italy's four largest cities - Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin - along with Bologna, are preparing for municipal elections to elect new m...

Italy calls special G20 talks on Afghanistan

G20 meeting to be held two weeks before Rome summit. Italian premier Mario Draghi has announced an extraordinary G20 meeting to discuss strategies to confront the crisis in Afghanistan since Kabul fe...

Italy enters Rome in race to host Expo 2030

Italy's bid for Rome Expo 2030 comes after Milan hosted Expo 2015. The Italian government is to propose Rome as a candidate to host the 2030 Universal Exposition, or Expo, premier Mario Draghi announ...

L'Aquila: Italy PM opens park in memory of earthquake victims

Draghi promises major funding to help reconstruct L'Aquila. Italian premier Mario Draghi travelled to L'Aquila on Tuesday morning to inaugurate a park in memory of the 309 victims of the earthquake t...

Sapri: Italy sexism row over statue in see-through dress

Controversy in Italy over 'gleaner' statue in Sapri. A controversy has broken out in Italy over a 'sexist' statue representing a female gleaner from a famous 19th-century poem by Italian writer and p...

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