100 Presepi: Rome's Christmas Crib exhibition in St Peter's

100 Presepi returns to colonnade of Piazza S. Pietro. The 2021 edition of 100 Presepi, Rome's international Nativity crib exhibition, is scheduled to take place under the colonnade of St Peter's Squa...

Italy female sports reporter groped live on TV

Incident occurred after football match to raise awareness about violence against women. Police in Italy have launched an investigation after a female television reporter was molested by a football fa...

In Italy, a bear breaks into a bakery to eat biscuits

Juan Carrito the Bear lured by scent of pastries. A Mariscan bear known affectionately as Juan Carrito broke into a bakery for a late-night feast in the town of Roccaraso, a ski resort in the central...

Italy reports first case of Omicron covid variant

Patient had returned to Italy from Mozambique. Italy on Saturday confirmed its first case of the Omicron covid-19 variant, a heavily mutated strain of the virus recently detected in southern Africa,...

Giorgio Armani receives Italy's highest honour

Armani awarded Italy's top merit award. The celebrated designer Giorgio Armani received Italy's highest honour on Friday for his services to Italian fashion. The president of Italy, Sergio Mattare...

Omicron: Italy sets up task force to study new covid variant

Italy bans arrivals from southern African countries amid concerns about Omicron variant. Italy's premier infectious diseases hospital, the Spallanzani in Rome, has established a task force to study d...

Italian cities impose new covid restrictions over Christmas season

Cities seek to limit covid spread and avoid becoming yellow zones. Italian cities are bringing in restrictions in a bid to reduce the risk of covid infections among the crowds of people shopping duri...

Italy bans flights from southern Africa over covid variant

Concerns over new variant covid prompt Italy to bring in fresh travel restrictions. Italy has banned arrivals from southern African countries over concerns about B.1.1.529, a new highly contagious co...

Italy and France sign Quirinale Treaty in Rome

Relations between France and Italy improve under Draghi. Italy and France have strengthened their bilateral ties in an historic pact signed by Italian premier Mario Draghi and French president Emmanu...

Afghan Girl: Italy gives safe haven to Sharbat Gula

Italy organises Gula's transfer as part of evacuation of Afghan citizens after Taliban takeover. Sharbat Gula, who gained worldwide fame as the green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' image by photojournalist Steve...

Italy to offer covid vaccine booster to over-18s from 1 December

Covid booster is currently available in Italy to those aged over 40. Italy is to offer the third covid vaccine dose, or booster shot, to everyone aged over 18 from 1 December, the health minister Rob...

Rome street art highlights violence against women in Italy

One woman killed every three days in Italy. "Every Three Days" is the title of a powerful piece of street art that appeared in the centre of Rome on the eve of International Day for the Elimination o...

Italy survey reveals shock attitudes to violence against women

Survey presented in Italian senate ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. A new survey in Italy has revealed alarming attitudes among some Italians, both male and f...

Italy makes covid vaccine mandatory for police, teachers, military

Mandatory vaccination included in Italy's 'Super Green Pass' decree. The Italian government has announced that the covid vaccine will become obligatory for the country's teachers, police officers and...

Amazon couriers in Italy call off Black Friday strike

Unions reach deal with Amazon management. A threatened Black Friday strike involving couriers in Italy serving the online retail giant Amazon has been called off, reports Italian news agency ANSA....

In Italy, a cartoon set in Rome is the most watched series on Netflix

Tear Along the Dotted Line is more popular in Italy than Squid Game. Netflix Italy is celebrating its gamble on Rome cartoonist Michele Rech, better known as Zerocalcare, whose new animated mini-seri...

Rome home of Italian Futurist Balla to stay open in 2022

Giacomo Balla home to remain open for all 2022. Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to the public fo...

Italy draws up plans to fight violence against women

89 women are victims of gender-based violence every day in Italy. The Italian cabinet is to discuss a new package of measures designed to grant greater protection to women and increase penalties for...

Vatican Christmas tree arrives in St Peter's Square

Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Piazza S. Pietro on 10 December. The Vatican's Christmas tree, a 28m-high spruce from the northern Trentino region of Italy, arrived in St Peter's Square on Tuesda...

Italy frees Meredith Kercher killer Rudy Guede

Guede has always maintained his innocence. Rudy Guede, the only person definitively convicted of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, was released early on Tuesday, after s...
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