Italy plunged into political crisis as Renzi pulls support from government

Politicians and public react with disbelief at the timing of Renzi's move. Italy faces a political crisis after former prime minister Matteo Renzi withdrew his small Italia Viva (IV) party from the c...

Pope Francis gets covid-19 vaccine: reports

Vatican begins its covid vaccination programme. Pope Francis was reportedly vaccinated for covid-19 on 13 January, according to reports in the Argentine daily newspaper La Nación, and in America, the...

Covid-19: Italy to reopen museums in yellow zones

Italy's museums have been closed since November due to covid-19. The Italian government is set to allow museums and archaeological sites to reopen in regions classified as 'yellow zones,' the lowest-...

Italy: Colosseum is ready to reopen on 16 January

Colosseum has been closed since 6 November under Italy's covid-19 restrictions. "If it is really decided to reopen the museums and if Lazio is confirmed in the yellow zone, we are ready with our stra...

How to get to Pompeii from Rome and back

Pompeii was once a significant city of the ancient Roman empire dating back to 2000 years ago. Located in the Campania region of modern-day Italy, the posh villas and elegant houses that once stood...

Rome airports - All you need to know about Fiumicino and Ciampino

With Rome having two international airports at your disposal, Fiumicino and Ciampino, it’s worth looking at your options to see which one is the more convenient for your holiday. Although Fiumicino i...

Italy to extend covid-19 state of emergency until 30 April

Italy's health minister calls for 'united effort' to fight covid-19. The Italian government is to extend the nation's covid-19 state of emergency until 30 April, health minister Roberto Speranza anno...

Rome issues guidelines in event of snow

Rome issues online brochure to help residents in event of snow and ice. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has issued guidelines to help the city's residents in the event of ice and snow as temperatures in...

Rome’s most beautiful fountains

A list and guide to some of the most beautiful and fascinating fountains that you can find in Rome. Rome’s fountains constantly hit the headlines due to misbehaving foreigners diving naked or partial...

Italy: Police ram car after 40-km high speed journey against traffic on A1 motorway

Police shoot car's tyres to prevent driver from escaping. A 34-year-old motorist drove against traffic on the A1 motorway for 40 km, in the direction of Florence, before being brought to a halt by po...

Olive oil production in Molise helps fight violence against women

Five women, 600 olive trees, the culmination of care and enterprise: an agricultural and social project financed by European funds.An olive tree about one hundred years old has a chasm burned in the c...

English language bookshops in Rome

Rome has a handful of bookshops stocking exclusively English language titles in addition to larger Italian stores with small sections dedicated to books in English and other languages. Here is our lis...

Italy: Florence set to ban smoking in parks and at bus stops

Florence aims to follow Milan in banning smoking outdoors in certain public places. Florence is set to ban smoking in parks and at bus stops as part of new measures designed to improve air quality in...

Covid-19: Are museums in Italy about to reopen?

Government may reopen museums in Italy's yellow zones, Italian media reports. Museums and archaeological sites in Italy's 'yellow zone' regions could reopen from 16 January, under a new emergency dec...

Covid-19: Italy's high school students demand return to classroom

Italy's education minister says that remote learning "is not working any more." Students and teachers of Italian high schools are protesting in Rome and elsewhere in Italy on 11 January to demand a s...

Rome's new bins get thumbs down from smokers

Rome unveiled new-look bins at the Pantheon but it seems that smokers are not happy. When Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi unveiled the city's new-look trash bins last month, many people were impressed an...

Pope Francis to get covid-19 vaccine, calling it an 'ethical duty'

Pope urges people to get the covid-19 vaccine. Pope Francis says he will soon receive a vaccine against covid-19, describing it as an 'ethical duty' for everyone. The pontiff, speaking in a televi...

Rome high schools continue remote learning until 18 January

Zingaretti postpones reopening of Lazio high schools due to rise in covid-19 infections. Students in high schools in Rome and across the Lazio region will continue their lessons via distance learning...

Rome court convicts Feyenoord fans of damaging Bernini fountain

Rioting Feyenoord fans vandalised 17th-century fountain in 2015. Six fans of the Dutch football team Feyenoord have been convicted of damaging Rome's Barcaccia fountain before a Europa League match a...

Italy: Huge sinkhole opens up at Naples hospital

Massive chasm opened up in Naples hospital car park. A sinkhole measuring up to 20 metres deep and more than 2,000 square metres has opened up in the car park of a hospital in the outskirts of the so...
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