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Italy BANS inter-region travel from 21st December to 6th January amid Christmas holidays

Italy has banned travel between regions from 21 December to 6 January as part of strict coronavirus restrictions amid Christmas holidays. A curfew from 10:00pm to 5:00am will also be in place. Restaurants can open in some regions until 6:00pm but only takeaways are allowed in other parts of the country. Ski slopes must close […]

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Floods sweep Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains

Floods have swept the Italian island of Sardinia following heavy rains. At least three people have been killed. Italian media say the three who have died there include an older man who drowned at home and a man killed in his vehicle. Strong winds and rain have battered the island since Friday, cutting off power […]

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Man plays accordion on the street for his wife to watch from hospital window

An 81-year-old Italian man, Stefano Bozzini decided to take to the street to play his accordion for his wife to watch from the hospital window as the coronavirus restrictions prevented him from visiting her. The touching moment was captured on film and has since gone viral. While Carla Sacchi, his wife of 47 years, watched […]

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Italian town Santo Stefano will pay you £40,000 if you move there

An Italian called Santo Stefano di Sessanio, will pay people up to GBP £40,000 to move into the town in an attempt to revive their economy. The medieval hilltop town located in the mountains of the Abruzzo region, with only 115 citizens. Thirteen of them are under 20 while 41 are over 65. The town […]

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Italy announces fresh restrictions to combat a surge in coronavirus cases

Italy announces new measures to combat a surge in coronavirus cases by closing gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres. While restaurants, bars and cafes must stop table service at 6pm and offer only take-away until midnight. Contact sports are prohibited. However, shops and most businesses will remain open. The government has warned that the rise […]

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RARE green puppy born with litter of white siblings in Italy

A sheep farmer’s dog gave birth to a litter of five pups four of whom were white like their mixed breed mother. But the last, a male, was covered in green fur. The litter was born on October 9 on the Italian island of Sardinia, are up for adoption. Pistacchio, green fur pup would be […]

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Italian teenager could be Catholic Church’s first millennial saint

A teenager from Italy who used the internet to spread his faith is on a path to becoming the Catholic Church’s first millennial saint. Carlo Acutis, who died of leukaemia in 2006 aged 15, has already been dubbed “the patron saint of the internet”. On Saturday, he was beatified at a ceremony in the town […]

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North Korea’s acting-ambassador to Italy who went missing two years ago has defected to South Korea

A top North Korean diplomat who disappeared in Italy two years ago is now living in South Korea, making him one of the regime’s most high profile officials to defect in decades. Jo Song Gil and his wife disappeared in November 2018 after leaving the North Korean embassy in Rome where Jo was employed as […]

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Brain cells from 2,000 years ago found intact in skull of man who died in Vesuvius eruption

Brain cells of a young man who died 2,00 years ago during eruption of Mount Vesuvius were found intact by researches in Italy. The discovery was made when experts studied remains first uncovered in the 1960s in Herculaneum, a city buried in ash during an eruption in AD 79. The 25-year-old victim was found lying […]

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Powerful storm Alex causes severe floods in Italy and France; 2 dead, 24 missing

At least two people died and twenty-four were reported missing after a powerful storm hit southern France and north-western Italy. The tropical storm dubbed, Alex, brought fierce winds and torrential rains causing severe floods. Villages around the southern city of Nice suffered serious damage, it’s mayor called it the worst flooding in living memory. In […]

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Belgian cyclist crashes off a bridge during a cycling race

A Deceuninck-Quick Step rider, Remco Evenepoel, 20, suffered a fractured pelvis crashing off a bridge during the Il Lombardia cycling race. Evenepoel was a  part of a leading group who were descending from the Colma di Sormano – the highest climb on the race. He was lying around fourth in the group when he struck […]

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Coronavirus reached Italy in December 2019, months before 1st case: Study

Coronavirus was already present in two large cities in northern Italy in December, over two months before the first case was detected, a national health institute study of waste water has found. Researchers discovered genetic traces of Sars-CoV-2 — as the virus is officially known — in samples of waste water collected in Milan and […]