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Italy has got the first plastic-free skiing area in the world

  The world’s first plastic-free skiing area has been created in Italy and presented on Thursday. Plastic dishes, cups, single-use straws and bottles will be banned in the Val di Pejo north of Trento from the start of the winter skiing season. The initiative was launched after a study by two Milan universities, the Statale […]

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Internet Festival in Pisa

  The ninth edition of the Internet Festival returns to Pisa on October 10-13. International speakers, interactive exhibitions and a jam-packed schedule of events are sure to spark debate about the evolving relationship between the internet and society. The tagline of this year’s festival is #regoledelgioco (#therulesofthegame), designed to examine as well as celebrate the […]

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Using emergency services in Italy: Who to call and what to say

  Just in case you have an emergency in Italy, here are the numbers to call and some of the phrases you might need to say. You can report anything on 112, the single European emergency number, whose operators will direct you to the relevant services. But knowing the direct number to call could get […]

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Sitting on Rome’s Spanish Steps is now banned

  Under the new rules, in force since the beginning of June Rome’s Spanish Steps is no longer allowed for sitting or lying on them. The ordinance includes special protections for Unesco sites and the Spanish Steps are among such monuments. Visitors are banned from sitting or lying on the Spanish Steps as well as […]

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Tourist season has started in Italy

  More than 15 million Italians are going on holiday in Italy this month This year Italy is a popular destination not only for people arriving from overseas, but for millions of Italian residents choosing to holiday at home this summer. 70% of Italian travellers choose the coast and the second most popular choice is […]

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Newscast in Latin has launched by Vatican Radio

  On Thurthday the Vatican News service informed that Vatican Radio launching a new newscast in Latin this weekend. The five-minute weekly newscast was broadcast for the first time at 12:32 on Saturday June 8. It is also available as a podcast on the Vatican News website. To get information how to get Residence permit […]

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Silvio Berlusconi was hospitalised and missed election campaign event

  Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been admitted to the hospital for severe kidney pain on Tuesday. Due to this reasin he couln’t participate in EU election campaign event. The leader of the conservative Forza Italia party, 82, is currently running in the EU parliamentary elections to be held on May 26. In […]

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Italians are travelling on Easter and May Day

  About 21 million of Italians are traveling on the Easter and May Day long weekends. The hotel group said 87% will stay in Italy choosing art localities, the seaside, the mountains, lakes, spas and cruises. For those Italians going abroad, 72.9% are visiting the major European capitals, 10.2% have chosen the seas, 6.4% will […]

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Italian President approved parliamentary inquiry of banks

  On Friday, March 29 President Sergio Mattarella signed the law about creating a parliamentary commission which will hold inquiry of Italy’s banking sector. The commission is set to look into a series of banking crises in recent years. The Bank of Italy has been criticized for allegedly failing to have prevented the crises with […]

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Italy got a new law to ban unvaccinated children from school

  Italian children now cannot go to school unless their parents can prove they have been properly vaccinated. Parents will have to pay fines up to €500 (£425; $560) if they send their unvaccinated children to school. Children under six can be turned away. On Monday – the last day for parents to provide documentation […]

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