Italy passenger with no covid Green Pass holds up high-speed train

Italy's new Green Pass rules for trains are designed to protect public health and avoid a repeat of situations similar to what occurred on 1 September.   A passenger who delayed a high-speed train in...

Travel between Italy and US opens up for vaccinated travellers

US will lift travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers from Italy from 8 November. The United States will welcome fully vaccinated and covid-tested air travellers from 33 countries including Ital...

Italy regions ask for covid restrictions to apply only to No Vax

Italian governors point to "Austria model" as some regions risk return to yellow zone restrictions amid rise in covid infections. The Italian government has turned down a request from Italy's regiona...

Where are the Best Bars in Italy?

Seven bars in Italy make the Top 100 global list: four in Rome, three in Milan. Rome's Drink Kong has been ranked in 10th place in the global Top 500 Bars 2021, a major achievement for a bar that ope...

Italy: US tourists climb into Colosseum at night to drink beer

Tourists spotted inside Rome monument by passerby. Rome police fined two young American tourists €800 for illegally entering the Colosseum in the early hours of Monday morning. The alarm was raise...

Lady Gaga speaks up for Italy's LGBTQ community

Star attracts record TV audience in Italy as Gucci film set to hit Italian cinemas on 16 December. Lady Gaga, in Italy to promote the House of Gucci movie, has described the Italian senate's recent d...

Italy tightens covid Green Pass rules on public transport

Move comes amid rise in Italy's covid-19 infection rate. The Italian government has updated the covid Green Pass rules for public transport, including taxis, in a new decree signed on Monday by Italy...

Italy makes red tape easier with new Anagrafe website

No need to visit town hall offices under Italy's new online Anagrafe system. Italy has made a range of bureaucratic documents available online, from residency papers to marriage certificates, cutting...

Quality of Life: Where is the best place to live in Italy?

Parma is in first place and Crotone comes last in this year's Quality of Life in Italy report. There is good news for the north Italian city of Parma in this year's Quality of Life in Italy report, c...

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci named best Italian language school

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci wins the 2020/21 StudyTravel Star Awards “ST Star Italian Language School”.  Every year in September, the Study Travel Star Awards rates the top language schools worldwide. T...

Italy faces Black Friday strike by Amazon couriers

Amazon couriers in Italy to strike over "unsustainable" workloads. Deliveries of goods via the online retail giant Amazon will be at risk in Italy on 26 November, Black Friday, the American custom de...

Rome rebuilds Basilica Ulpia in Trajan's Forum

Major project result of fundraising efforts by former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino. A project is underway that will change the landscape of Trajan's Forum in the heart of Rome. The Basilica Ulpia, bu...

Måneskin win MTV award for Best Rock act, a first for Italy

Rome band make music history at EMA in Budapest. Måneskin has become the first Italian band to win the 'Best Rock' category at the MTV Europe Music Awards, an annual event which honours the best acts...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr slams Italy's Green Pass at Milan rally

Two arrests in Milan during first No Green Pass rally under Italy's new protest rules. Robert F. Kennedy Jr, the prominent anti-vaxxer and nephew of former US president JFK, on Saturday addressed a N...

In Italy, a Naples Christmas crib pays tribute to Måneskin

Damiano from Måneskin stars in a Neapolitan crib. Naples is renowned for its Christmas crib tradition and each year people look forward to seeing who the "new entries" will be - often figures from th...

Italy offers covid-19 vaccine booster to over 40s

Booster to be made available for people in their 40s and 50s. Italy is to offer a third dose of the covid-19 vaccine to the 40-59 age group from 1 December, according to a statement released by the h...

Italy poacher shoots rare ibis that made its nest in Rome

Rare bird had nested on a rooftop in Rome earlier this year. A Northern Bald Ibis - one of the world's most endangered species of bird - has survived after being shot in a field near Sabaudia, south...

Rome tram derails four days in a row

Number 3 tram keeps coming off tracks in Trastevere causing major inconvenience for commuters. There is no peace for Rome's number 3 tram which has derailed four times over four consecutive days, on...

Rome reopens Barberini Mithraeum, an underground jewel

Underground site to open to public twice a month. Rome's Barberini Mithraeum, a mysterious cavern dating to the third century AD, is to reopen to visitors every second and fourth Saturday of the mont...

Italy’s president set to swap palace for Rome apartment

Mattarella reportedly signs lease on Roman apartment, reigniting a hot political topic. Italy's president Sergio Mattarella is set to move into an apartment in Rome after his seven-year-term of offic...
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